Below are a list of research opportunities that may be of interest to Psi Chi members. These projects have been vetted by the Research Advisory Committee and represent projects that are likely to be accessible to Psi Chi members.
Network for International Collaboration (NICE)
The Psi Chi Research Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers (students or faculty) who are interested in developing a network of researchers to collaborate on cross-cultural research projects following a crowdsourcing research model. You can
- volunteer for the planning committee,
- facilitate coordination among researchers,
- submit and support research topics, and/or
- connect with other researchers interested in cross-cultural investigations.
Visit HERE to indicate which area(s) you are interested in and to submit your contact information. You can also contact Psi Chi Research Director Dr. John Edlund for more information. Importantly, this initiative is open to everyone, regardless of whether you college or university has a Psi Chi chapter.
Research Studies Looking for Collaborators
The ManyBabies Consortium is a group of labs interested in studying infant behavior across large samples. We are about to begin our first project, a multisite, preregistered study of the infant-directed speech (IDS) preference. Our multilab approach will allow us to measure the developmental course of the IDS preference and its variation across cultures and languages. To learn more and get involved, please fill out this short form.
The Emerging Adulthood Measured at Multiple Institutions project invites researchers to contribute local samples (80 < N < 150) to an online survey that replicates and extends research questions about Emerging Adulthood. Instructors and their students could use this as course-based research. Contributors will have access to the data upon project completion and will be listed as authors on meta-project manuscript besides other authorship opportunities. Visit the EAMMi2 project page or long invitation.
Crowdsourced Prepublication Independent Replication (PPIR) Project Based in Methods Classes
The Pipeline Project 2 is recruiting graduate and undergraduate methods classes to conduct student replications of unpublished findings volunteered by the original authors. Course instructors and students will receive coauthors on the final project report. If interested, please see HERE.
Many Labs 5 will test pre-data collection peer review as an intervention to improve reproducibility. The project will conduct multiple replications of studies from the Reproducibility Project: Psychology, comparing replication rates of studies that have gone through formal peer review to those that have not. Learn how to join HERE.
Other Research Opportunities
NSF Summer International-REU
Applicants are sought to participate in a cutting-edge research experience in the current mental health of Ukraine. Students will travel to Ukraine for 2 weeks, then spend 8 weeks at Dordt College (IA), where multidisciplinary groups of students will engage in research under the mentorship faculty.
Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP)
Contributors of the first five replications from each CREP selected study will be eligible for a CREP Research Award ranging from $300–$500 (sponsored by Psi Chi and the Center for Open Science, COS). To participate, please contact Jon Grahe at email@example.com.
The $1,000,000 Preregistration Challenge
Preregistration increases the credibility of hypothesis testing by confirming in advance what will be analyzed and reported. For the Preregistration Challenge, 1,000 researchers will win $1,000 each for publishing results of preregistered research. Watch the intro video, explore the background information, and click “Begin a Preregistration” to launch the guided tutorial to plan your next study!
Open Stats Lab
Openstatslab.com is a new, free resource for the teaching of introductory statistics. Unlike the data sets that come included with textbooks, which are sometimes simplistic and uninteresting, OSL activities use the actual data sets from published research and allow students to reproduce the latest findings in psychological science.