CAMH Editorial: Volume 23, Issue 2, May 2018

Editorial: Changes in the field: banning p‐values (or not), transparency, and the opportunities of a renewed discussion on rigorous (quantitative) research

Thees F. Spreckelsen


Research transparency is becoming increasingly important across the social and medical sciences and thereby to the field of child and adolescent mental health. As the incoming associate editor for quantitative methods to CAMH, my contribution to the journal over the course of my editorship will be to encourage a discussion on research transparency and potential new types of submissions. Some editorials concerned with quantitative methods have recently taken rather stringent methodological stances, such as the one on “banning p‐values” in the Journal of Basic and Applied Social Psychology and Political Analysis (Gill, Political Analysis, 2018, 26, 1; Trafimow & Marks, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 2015, 37, 1). These editorials are part of a wider discussion in psychology, social sciences, public health, and the sciences more generally on the use of quantitative methods, and set the terms of the debate about the conditions for scientific research.

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