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 Collaborative Exchange (NICE)
Psi Chi’s NICE facilitates cross-cultural research among Psi Chi students, faculty, and nonmember researchers, both within the United States and internationally. NICE has two subcomponents, NICE: Connect and NICE: Crowd.
NICE: Connect—For Projects Seeking Collaborators
NICE: Connect has partnered with StudySwap, a new website aiming to help initiate collaborations in psychological science. Researchers post brief HAVEs or NEEDs in search of collaborators. Find a project to join or post your own! Include “Psi Chi NICE” at the beginning of your project titles so others will know you are participating through this program.
NICE: Crowd—Call for Research Contributors
NICE:CROWD is focused on using crowdsourcing to gather researchers from around the globe to answer a specified research question by using a common protocol. The first-ever CROWD project is “Understanding Family Dynamics in a Cross-Cultural Sample.” The proposal was submitted by Mary Moussa Rogers and Dr. Cliff McKinney of Mississippi State University, and is focused on determining if the Circumplex Model of family functioning fits across cross-cultural samples.
Contributors are asked to recruit 100 emerging adults and administer a self-report battery. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate because CROWD is a valuable teaching opportunity. CROWD provides access to the preregistration template, and all materials and protocols. As such, students can be taken through the entire scientific method and research process including
- hypothesis generation,
- selection of measures,
- data collection, and
- the peer-review process.
CROWD is easy to implement in research methods classes given that materials and protocols are available to contributors. Further, all collaborators who collect 100 cases will be eligible for potential manuscript authorship—a great addition to any undergraduate or graduate student’s CV. To become a CROWD contributor and collect data for this project, visit HERE. Contact NICE Chair Kelly Cuccolo at Kelly.Cuccolo@und.edu with questions.
Volunteer With NICE
The Psi Chi Research Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers (students or faculty) who are interested in joining a network of researchers to collaborate on cross-cultural research projects following a crowdsourcing research model. You can (a) facilitate coordination among researchers, (b) submit and support research topics, and/or (c) 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.
For more information about NICE, contact NICE Chair Kelly Cuccolo or Psi Chi Research Director Dr. John Edlund. This initiative is open to everyone, regardless of whether your school 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.