Provides a collection of templates to author preregistration documents for scientific studies in PDF format.
prereg provides R Markdown templates that facilitates authoring preregistrations of scientific studies in PDF format. The templates are based on the Center for Open Science Preregistration Challenge, the AsPredicted.org questions, a template suggested for social psychology by van 't Veer and Giner-Sorolla (2016), and the replication recipe suggested by Brandt et al. (2013).
If you experience any problems or have suggestions for improvements, please open an issue.
To use R Markdown and
prereg you need the following software on your computer:
You can install the stable version of
prereg from CRAN
or the development version from this GitHub repository (you may have to install the
devtools package first).
Once you have installed the
prereg you can select the templates when creating a new R Markdown file through the RStudio menus.
prereg produces a clean form-like document.
The template file contains comments that provide further details on how to fill in the form but are invisible in the final PDF document.
If you want to use
prereg without RStudio you can use the
rmarkdown::render function to create preregistration documents:
# Create new COS preregistration challenge R Markdown filermarkdown::draft("my_preregistration.Rmd", "cos_prereg", package = "prereg", create_dir = FALSE, edit = FALSE)# Render documentrmarkdown::render("my_preregistration.Rmd")
The templates for the preregistrations were developed by the Center for Open Science, AsPredicted.org, and Anna Elisabeth van 't Veer and Roger Giner-Sorolla, respectively. I'm thankful for their permission to use their material in this package.
Brandt, M. J., IJzerman, H., Dijksterhuis, A., Farach, F. J., Geller, J., Giner-Sorolla, R., ... van 't Veer, A. (2014). The Replication Recipe: What makes for a convincing replication? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 217--224. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2013.10.005
van 't Veer, A. E., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2016). Pre-registration in social psychology---A discussion and suggested template. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 67, 2--12. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2016.03.004