Conference Object

PsyCuraDat: Development of user-oriented curation criteria for psychological reseearch data

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Blask, Katarina
Latz, Marc
Müller, Marie-Luise
Kraffert, Stephanie
Arnold, Valentin

Abstract / Description

Sharing research data in order to enable research synthesis, re-analysis or other methods of secondary data use are central for the ever-growing open science movement. In the context of replication crisis and ongoing efforts towards greater research integrity and standardization, this is particularly true for psychological science. Even though standards exist they are often tailored to the needs of the more data-intensive sub disciplines, scarcely used, and remain largely unknown to a more general population of researchers. To address these issues PsyCuraDat aims at the empirically driven development of a discipline-specific standard that does not only facilitate curation and reuse of psychological research data, but is also representative for all sub-disciplines. Initial steps were concerned with aggregating existing standards, gauging their potential as enablers for psychological research curation, as well as first studies querying the nature of necessary information and as to how existing standards meet those requirements. Furthermore, we investigated how contextual information might be structured to achieve maximum usefulness for psychological researchers. As an interim conclusion we found that, indeed, a clear, seamless data curation standard addressing psychology as a scientific discipline seems a sought-after desiderata. Moreover, our overall approach of enriching raw-data with formal and contextual information embedded into three levels of the psychological research process (construct level, operational level & process level) promises to be helpful in reusing datasets in a complete, yet concise, fashion. Finally, we will touch on how our findings thus far will inform a user-oriented and –validated standard of data curation.

Keyword(s)

documentation data sharing curation standard psychological research data

Persistent Identifier

Date of first publication

2020-12-08

Is part of

CSPD 2020, online

Publisher

ZPID (Leibniz Institute for Psychology)

Citation

Blask, K., Latz, M., Müller, M.-L., Kraffert, S., & Arnold, V. (2020). PsyCuraDat: Development of user-oriented curation criteria for psychological reseearch data. ZPID (Leibniz Institute for Psychology). https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.4477
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Blask, Katarina
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Latz, Marc
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Müller, Marie-Luise
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Kraffert, Stephanie
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Arnold, Valentin
  • Accession date
    2021-01-18T09:33:02Z
  • Made available on
    2021-01-18T09:33:02Z
  • Date of first publication
    2020-12-08
  • Abstract / Description
    Sharing research data in order to enable research synthesis, re-analysis or other methods of secondary data use are central for the ever-growing open science movement. In the context of replication crisis and ongoing efforts towards greater research integrity and standardization, this is particularly true for psychological science. Even though standards exist they are often tailored to the needs of the more data-intensive sub disciplines, scarcely used, and remain largely unknown to a more general population of researchers. To address these issues PsyCuraDat aims at the empirically driven development of a discipline-specific standard that does not only facilitate curation and reuse of psychological research data, but is also representative for all sub-disciplines. Initial steps were concerned with aggregating existing standards, gauging their potential as enablers for psychological research curation, as well as first studies querying the nature of necessary information and as to how existing standards meet those requirements. Furthermore, we investigated how contextual information might be structured to achieve maximum usefulness for psychological researchers. As an interim conclusion we found that, indeed, a clear, seamless data curation standard addressing psychology as a scientific discipline seems a sought-after desiderata. Moreover, our overall approach of enriching raw-data with formal and contextual information embedded into three levels of the psychological research process (construct level, operational level & process level) promises to be helpful in reusing datasets in a complete, yet concise, fashion. Finally, we will touch on how our findings thus far will inform a user-oriented and –validated standard of data curation.
  • Review status
    unknown
  • Citation
    Blask, K., Latz, M., Müller, M.-L., Kraffert, S., & Arnold, V. (2020). PsyCuraDat: Development of user-oriented curation criteria for psychological reseearch data. ZPID (Leibniz Institute for Psychology). https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.4477
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  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4056
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4477
  • Language of content
    eng
  • Publisher
    ZPID (Leibniz Institute for Psychology)
  • Is part of
    CSPD 2020, online
  • Is related to
    https://www.conference-service.com/CSPD2020/xpage.html?xpage=244&lang=en
  • Keyword(s)
    documentation
    en_US
  • Keyword(s)
    data sharing
    en_US
  • Keyword(s)
    curation standard
    en_US
  • Keyword(s)
    psychological research data
    en_US
  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    PsyCuraDat: Development of user-oriented curation criteria for psychological reseearch data
    en_US
  • DRO type
    conferenceObject
  • Leibniz institute name(s) / abbreviation(s)
    ZPID