🧻 Understanding preregistration

_How preregistration fits into the publication process_

Figure 1: How preregistration fits into the publication process

The replication crisis—a failure to replicate foundational studies—has sparked a conversation in psychology, HCI, and beyond about scientific reliability. To address the crisis, researchers increasingly adopt preregistration: the practice of documenting research plans before conducting a study. We view preregistration, often an online form/template, as a user-centered design problem to ensure preregistration achieves its intended goal.

I conducted all the interviews and analyzed the results with help from Licheng Zhu.

Designing for Preregistration: A User-Centered Perspective (CHI 2019 Late Breaking Work). Xiaoying Pu, Licheng Zhu, Matthew Kay, Fred Conrad. [PDF]