A National Survey of Canadian Psychology Students: Research Practices, Replication Crisis and Open Science

Title: A National Survey of Canadian Psychology Students: Research Practices, Replication Crisis and Open Science

Description: The science of psychology has recently come under criticism because several research findings were found to not be reproducible. This sparked what is known as the “replication crisis”, which refers to the growing belief that many research findings within psychology are not reproducible, and therefore are likely to be wrong. This controversial finding has raised important questions about the scientific process and research practices within psychology. In addition, solutions such as open science (i.e., a movement to make research practices transparent and accessible to all individuals) have been proposed. While issues surrounding the replication crisis and open science are increasingly being discussed and debated among researchers, little is known about student awareness, knowledge of, and attitudes towards the replication crisis and open science. The aim of this study is to determine Canadian psychology student’s current awareness and knowledge of the replication crisis and open science, as well as their attitudes towards and usage of various research practices within the field of psychological science.

Specifics: Study Population: Students and trainees (i.e., undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) over the age of 18 and enrolled in or affiliated with psychology programs at academic institutions in Canada.

Participant Obligation: Participants will be asked to complete an online survey on Qualtrics. The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete.

The survey is available through the following links:
https://tinyurl.com/psychstudentCAN (ENGLISH)
https://tinyurl.com/etudiantspsychologie (FRENCH)

At the end of the survey, participants will have the option to enter a draw to win one of 10 $50.00 Amazon gift cards.

The University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board has approved this research study (Ethics ID: REB19-1227)

Location: Online - Calgary, AB

Project lead: Chelsea Moran,
Supervisor: Dr. Tavis Campbell

Study Dates: July 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Study Website: https://tinyurl.com/psychstudentCAN