The Potentials and Pitfalls of Collaborative Multi-national Research Projects
Presented at SPSP 2022 Annual Convention
Psychology's credibility crisis has inspired a movement toward collaborative multi-national research projects, wherein scientists from multiple countries pool together resources and expertise to complete projects that would be hard to complete individually. In the past few years, these collaborative research projects have completed some of the largest studies in psychological science. Yet, these projects also involve challenges. This moderated round table discussion brings together representatives from three collaborative projects (i.e., the Psychological Science Accelerator involving 1194 researchers from 80 countries, the Understanding Communal Orientation in Men Project involving 137 researchers from 49 countries, and the Zurich Intergroup Project involving 43 researchers from 23 countries), people from different backgrounds and career stages. These representatives will discuss potentials and pitfalls of collaborative multi-national research projects. This will include discussions of decision-making; methodological decisions; acknowledging diverse contributions; failures and mistakes; promoting diversity across career stages and countries.
Speakers: Héctor Carvacho, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago; Léïla Eisner, University of Lausanne; Nicholas Coles, Stanford University; Katharina Block, New York University; Tabea Hässler, University of Zurich