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dc.contributor.authorEvans, T.R.
dc.contributor.authorBranney, Peter
dc.contributor.authorClements, A.
dc.contributor.authorHatton, E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-16T14:58:30Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-21T09:28:43Z
dc.date.available2021-08-16T14:58:30Z
dc.date.available2021-10-21T09:28:43Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationEvans TE, Branney P, Clements A et al (2021) Improving evidence-based practice through preregistration of applied research: barriers and recommendations. Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance. Accepted for Publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18633
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractPreregistration is the practice of publicly publishing plans on central components of the research process before access to, or collection, of data. Within the context of the replication crisis, open science practices like preregistration have been pivotal in facilitating greater transparency in research. However, such practices have been applied nearly exclusively to basic academic research, with rare consideration of the relevance to applied and consultancy-based research. This is particularly problematic as such research is typically reported with very low levels of transparency and accountability despite being disseminated as influential grey literature to inform practice. Evidence-based practice is best served by an appreciation of multiple sources of quality evidence, thus the current review considers the potential of preregistration to improve both the accessibility and credibility of applied research towards more rigorous evidence-based practice. The current three-part review outlines, first, the opportunities of preregistration for applied research, and second, three barriers - practical challenges, stakeholder roles, and the suitability of preregistration. Last, this review makes four recommendations to overcome these barriers and maximise the opportunities of preregistration for academics, industry, and the structures they are held within - changes to preregistration templates, new types of templates, education and training, and recognition and structural changes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2021.1969233en_US
dc.rights© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en_US
dc.subjectApplied researchen_US
dc.subjectPreregistrationen_US
dc.subjectTransparencyen_US
dc.subjectAccountabilityen_US
dc.subjectOpen scienceen_US
dc.subjectGray literatureen_US
dc.titleImproving evidence-based practice through preregistration of applied research: barriers and recommendationsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2021
dc.date.application2021-08-31
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2021-08-16T13:58:37Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-10-21T09:29:21Z
dc.openaccess.statusGreenen_US


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