JCPP Editorial: Volume 64, Issue 01, January 2023

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Safety in numbers’? Big data discovery strategies in neuro-developmental science – contributions and caveats

Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke


In the last 10 years, we have seen a shift toward the use of big data hypothesis-free discovery strategies in studies of neuro-development and mental health. In this editorial, I discuss the reasons for their popularity, their potential contribution as well as some limitations and pitfalls. I conclude with a call for methodological pluralism where big data approaches are strategically integrated into cycles of hypothesis generation and testing.

We hope you enjoy the full editorial of this Issue, which is free on the Wiley Online Library.

Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke

Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke is the Editor in Chief of JCPP, his full profile can be found here.

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