<p>Open Research/Open Science is a movement that aims to make research more reliable and more reproducible. While some research has investigated knowledge and perceptions of Open Research in academic staff and postgraduate researchers (e.g., Abele-Brehm et al., 2019; Chambers & Morey, 2017), to date, very little is known about undergraduate psychology students views and experiences of Open Research. In Study 1, we will investigate knowledge, perceptions, awareness and experience of Open Research in Undergraduate Psychology students in the UK. We will investigate whether these factors differ by academic year group, and across Universities (member of UKRN vs. non-member of UKRN). Establishing benchmarks of student views of Open Research will serve as a cornerstone for developing educational materials for undergraduates in this domain. </p>
As the Open Research movement continues to grow, more universities are prioritising Open Research objectives in both research and teaching. In study 2, we will investigate changes in Open Research understanding over time by collecting a second wave of data. This data will be collected from Undergraduate students two years after the collection of the wave 1 data. This study aims to investigate whether there have been changes (at a cohort level) in knowledge, perceptions, awareness, and experience of Open Research in Undergraduate Psychology students in the UK over a period of 2 years (between waves 1 and 2). Note that the individual students involved in each wave will be different, i.e., comparisons will be made at a cohort level.