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Translating the evidence of psychological meta-analyses into plain language - Study 3

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Kerwer, Martin
Jonas, Mark
Stoll, Marlene
Benz, Gesa
Chasiotis, Anita

Other kind(s) of contributor

ZPID
LIR

Abstract / Description

Scientific articles are often hard to understand for non-scientists. This is partly due to the fact that such articles use technical terms and statistical concepts without explaining them, since they are considered to be common knowledge for their scientific audience. Additionally, researchers may tend to pay more attention to the scientific relevance of their findings and less attention to their practical relevance to the broader public when discussing them in scientific publications. To address these problems, plain language summaries (PLS)—easily comprehensible research summaries that complement scientific abstracts—were introduced. With the aim to develop empirically validated guidelines for writing PLS in psychology, the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) started the project “PLan Psy”. This project aims at finding a standardized way to translate findings of psychological meta-analyses into PLS. This protocol outlines the design of the third empirical study of PLan Psy, which will, by applying an experimental design, investigate psychology-specific aspects of how to optimally communicate meta-analytical evidence to laypersons.

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PsychArchives acquisition timestamp

2021-10-29 19:56:10 UTC

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PsychArchives

Citation

Kerwer, M., Jonas, M., Stoll, M., Benz, G., & Chasiotis, A. (2021). Translating the evidence of psychological meta-analyses into plain language - Study 3. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.5181
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Kerwer, Martin
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Jonas, Mark
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Stoll, Marlene
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Benz, Gesa
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Chasiotis, Anita
  • Other kind(s) of contributor
    ZPID
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  • Other kind(s) of contributor
    LIR
  • PsychArchives acquisition timestamp
    2021-10-29T19:56:10Z
  • Made available on
    2021-10-29T19:56:10Z
  • Date of first publication
    2021-10-28
  • Abstract / Description
    Scientific articles are often hard to understand for non-scientists. This is partly due to the fact that such articles use technical terms and statistical concepts without explaining them, since they are considered to be common knowledge for their scientific audience. Additionally, researchers may tend to pay more attention to the scientific relevance of their findings and less attention to their practical relevance to the broader public when discussing them in scientific publications. To address these problems, plain language summaries (PLS)—easily comprehensible research summaries that complement scientific abstracts—were introduced. With the aim to develop empirically validated guidelines for writing PLS in psychology, the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) started the project “PLan Psy”. This project aims at finding a standardized way to translate findings of psychological meta-analyses into PLS. This protocol outlines the design of the third empirical study of PLan Psy, which will, by applying an experimental design, investigate psychology-specific aspects of how to optimally communicate meta-analytical evidence to laypersons.
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  • Publication status
    other
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  • Review status
    unknown
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  • Citation
    Kerwer, M., Jonas, M., Stoll, M., Benz, G., & Chasiotis, A. (2021). Translating the evidence of psychological meta-analyses into plain language - Study 3. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.5181
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  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4596
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5181
  • Publisher
    PsychArchives
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  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4791
  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4471
  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    Translating the evidence of psychological meta-analyses into plain language - Study 3
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  • DRO type
    preregistration
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