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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

CfP for Special Issue on Open Science, Qualitative Methods & Social Psychology: Possibilities and Tensions

31.08.2021, by Tina Keil in call for papers

British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP)
Submission deadline: September 30th, 2021


We are pleased to share a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of BJSP titled “Open Science, Qualitative Methods and Social Psychology: Possibilities and Tensions”, edited by Peter Branney, Laura Kilby, Madeleine Pownall and Catherine Talbot.

Indicative contributions and key questions include (but are not limited to):

  • Exploring questions of transparency in the qualitative social psychology (QSP) research process
  • Reflections and critical discussions of QSP researcher experiences of Open Science
  • Critical exploration of similarities and differences between the sociology of science and metascience
  • Epistemological, theoretical and/or historical explorations of the current Open Science zeitgeist in social psychology
  • Consideration of what the Open Science movement can learn from QSP particularly as it relates to personal, professional and disciplinary reflexivity as well as ethical and legal issues, such as data protection.

We welcome empirical studies, systematic reviews as well as critical, historical and philosophical explorations in social psychology. In the spirit of meaningful engagement with the developing practices of Open Science, we also welcome pre-registered submissions on the questions above, assuming that the pre-registration aligns with the methodological detail in the JARS for qualitative research (Levitt et al., 2018).

Please submit full papers by 30th September 2021 through the BJSP submission portal.

Full call for papers here: