New Preprint: Data Sharing & Statistical Inconsistencies

We just published the preprint of our new study “Journal Data Sharing Policies and Statistical Reporting Inconsistencies in Psychology” at

In this paper, we ran three independent studies to investigate if data sharing is related to fewer statistical inconsistencies in a paper. Overall, we found no relationship between data sharing and reporting inconsistencies. However, we did find that journal policies on data sharing are extremely effective in promoting data sharing (see the Figure below).


We argue that open data is essential in improving the quality of psychological science, and we discuss ways to detect and reduce reporting inconsistencies in the literature.