*Open Science

Who Needs Data? Publicly Available Datasets You Can Use in Class

Looking for large publicly available data for your students to explore? Below we provide a collection of sources and links. Title Description Link The Stanford Open Policing Project Standardized stop data are available to download (by location) from the table below. We provide these data in both CSV and RDS formats. Click here The General Social Survey (GSS) ​​​Since …

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Link: Spurious Correlation Examples

A website dedicated to creating charts depicting ridiculous correlations (like the one in the picture–clearly we must stop putting Nicolas Cage in films!). You can also pick two variables of your own from a list including topics like: interesting causes of death, sunlight by state, marriage and divorce rates. A great way for students to …

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Open Stats Lab: Identifying Questionnable Research Practices

Students read “Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling“ Student respond to a series of questions asking them to define questionable research practices, how they relate to Type 1 Error, consequences, and remedies. A lab summary includes: learning objectives, background, article citation, and the response questions. You can follow Open …

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Open Stats Lab: Introduction to Pre-registration

Students read “Research Preregistration 101“ Students read “Example steps for doing a pre-registration in (social) psychology” from the OSF website. Student respond to a series of questions about the value of pre-registration, including its ability to counter HARKing. A lab summary includes: learning objectives, background, links to articles, and the response questions. You can follow …

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Open Stats Lab: Regression Activities

Activities focus on the following topics: Why are People Biased When Reasoning About the Status Quo? Here students get to conduct bivariate correlations, regression, and multiple regression. They may also create a table. Do Experts Overrate the Extent of Their Expertise? Here students will conduct descriptive statistics, t-tests, multiple regression, and use a split file. …

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Link: Open Stats Lab

Open Stats Lab (OSL) is a free resource for the teaching of introductory statistics. From the site: “OSL is primarily a resource for the teaching (and learning) of statistics. Although many statistics textbooks come with supplemental data sets to help train students in data analysis, these data sets often lack the richness and complexity of …

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Link: FiveThirtyEight.com’s Hack Your Way to Scientific Glory

This website lets you take the wheel and play with several different parameters during data analysis. By defining who you’re sample is, how you measure economic performance, an what other variables you factor in, you’ll get to see how it impacts results. Sure enough, after a few tries you’re virtually sure to get “publishable” findings. …

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Link: Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)

From The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) Mission Statement: The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) brings together scholars working to improve methods and practices in psychological science. Anyone interested in improving psychological research is welcome to join, regardless of experience. SIPS is a service organization aiming to make psychological science higher …

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Online Activity: Open Science in Psychology

A set of lecture slides (created by Dr. Benjamin Le) entitled, “Open Science in Psychology: Why, What, & How.“ This stylish slide deck reviews the problem (i.e., the replication crisis) including several examples of failed replications, questionable research practices, and provides potential solutions (e.g, using open science concepts). Please click here for the file.