Methods in Psychology: Opening a Dialogue

Kerry Chamberlain, Elizabeth G. Creamer, W. Holmes Finch
2020 Methods in Psychology  
Methods in psychology: Opening a dialogue Q4 Q3 Psychology, since its inception, has been fascinated with, and some would say dominated by, methods. The methodologies and methods of psychology shape and inform the generation of psychological knowledge, and so they are fundamental concerns for all psychological research. In spite of the importance of methods across the discipline, there is limited space for proposing new methods, or for having discussions about, and critical examination of,
more » ... xamination of, contemporary methodologies for creating psychological knowledge. This new journal, Methods in Psychology, delivers that space, inviting articles that take up those topics. Why do we need a new journal? The brief for Methods in Psychology is to deliver articles that discuss new, updated, adapted or innovative research methodologies and methods, analytical techniques, and research practices across the breadth of psychological research; articles that may be specific to a particular subdiscipline of psychology or have relevance for the entire field. In seeking submissions, the journal encourages the integration and adaptation of methods, methodologies and analytic approaches from one area of psychology, social science, or indeed any field of research to another, and the adaptation of methods from other disciplines that have relevance for psychological research practice. Hence the journal aims to be the leading venue for the discussion of new and innovative methods and methodologies and the innovative adaptation of methods and methodologies, offering articles that are original and ground-breaking, and advancing research and knowledge generation across the diverse sub-disciplines in psychology. 65
doi:10.1016/j.metip.2020.100014 fatcat:kwp7facu6bdvfbcernfo6saijy