DOI: 10.1111/cdev.14059 ISSN: 0009-3920

A metascience investigation of inclusive, open, and reproducible science practices in research posters at the 2021 SRCD biennial meeting

Matthew H. Kim, Kristen Buford, Alexa Ellis, Pamela E. Davis‐Kean, Chellam Antony, Claire Braun, Tabetha Hurst, Julia Todd
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health


Over the past decade, there has been a growing appreciation of metascience issues in psychological science. Using data collected from 2615 posters presented at the 2021 biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, this article examines the use of transparent research practices to increase rigor and reproducibility as well as generalizability through greater inclusivity of diverse samples. Research presented through poster presentations was heavily skewed toward quantitative studies featuring American researchers using Western hemisphere samples. Sharing of data/materials, preregistrations, and replications were uncommon. During a time when governments are increasingly requiring more open practices and access, this research provides an important baseline by which developmental science can benchmark progress toward the goals of greater inclusivity and openness.

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