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Learning Session 3: Which Tips to Follow? Rethinking our Engagement with Healing and Recovery Research

1.Replication Crisis, Methods Misconceptions and Other Deep Problems in ResearchMiguel Silan
2.Improving Pandemic Era Research through Open Psychological ScienceJames Montilla Doble
3. The “New Normal” in Undergraduate Research: Integrating the learning from correcting methodological misconceptions and the open-science movementDarren Dumaop

LS3.1: Replication Crisis, Methods Misconceptions and Other Deep Problems in Research

In the past decade, psychology has been tackling an ongoing crisis wherein many well-known findings have been unable to be replicated. How much can we trust the current literature in psychology (and in particular, health and recovery research)? And what can we do about it? In this learning session, the facilitator will give an overview of the replication crisis, its causes and effects (including common misconceptions about what we can learn from our methods in psychology) and given quick introduction to some reforms that have been initiated to resolve the replication crisis. This discussion informs what tips in healing and recovery research we can trust to be credible, and to prepare for the next session’s topic on open science.

Facilitator Miguel Alejandro A. Silan ( University of the Philippines Diliman Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center)

Miguel Silan is a psychological science researcher with a focus on meta-methodology – how do we know what we know and why do we do what we do? He is studying issues in ontology, philosophy of psychometrics and the nature of fuzzy constructs. He is an active member of the Psychological Science Accelerator – an internationally distributed network of laboratories and is scrutinizing the vulnerabilities of cross-cultural studies, and consequently, rethinking the possibilities in how to approach multi-country studies and other large-scale collaborations.

LS3.2: Improving Pandemic-era Research through Open Psychological Science

Open science—a movement that aims to make science more accessible, inclusive, and equitable—has been touted as one of the many possible solutions to the ongoing replication crisis in psychology. In this learning session, the facilitator will give an overview of the open science movement and some open science practices now used by psychology researchers and scientists. They will also discuss some limitations of open science, using the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study

Facilitator: James Montilla Doble ( Department of Psychology University of the Philippines Diliman)

Mx. James Montilla Doble (he/they) is a lecturer and PhD student in social psychology at the University of the Philippines Diliman Department of Psychology. His research interests include metapsychology as well as issues related to research ethics. They are affiliated with the following organizations: Center for Open Science, South East Asian Network for Open Science (SEANOS), and Philippine Researchers for Open Science (PROScience). He is also currently one of the graduate student representatives of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) Executive Committee, and a member of the Steering Committee of the upcoming Advancing Science in South East Asia (ASISEA) conference in October 2021.

LS3.3: The “New Normal” in Undergraduate Research: Integrating the learning from correcting methodological misconceptions and the open-science movement

This workshop offers a short training to junior and senior undergraduates in integrating the insights from meta-methods and open-science movements in their research activities. Meta-methods suggest the rethinking of the use and interpretation of statistical methods utilized in psychological science. The open-science movement promotes transparency in research to enhance credibility of results. In the end, participants are expected to be able to apply the standards and principles developed in these emerging movements to the planning, conduct, and reporting of their research projects or thesis.

Facilitator: Darren Dumaop (De La Salle University)

Darren Dumaop is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He lectures in research methods and statistics at De La Salle University in Manila and De La Salle University-Dasmariñas in Cavite. His dissertation focuses on prejudice motivated by religion. He works in the field of psychology of religion and irreligion