The Value of Preregistration for Psychological Science: A Conceptual Analysis
The question whether the practice of preregistration is valuable depends on your philosophy of science. Daniel Lakens provides a conceptual analysis of the value of preregistration for psychological science from an error statistical philosophy.
Making decisions before conducting analyses requires practice. Respecting both what was planned and what actually happened requires good judgment and humility in making claims. With the accelerating adoption of preregistration, we now face the challenge of figuring out how to use this methodology to its fullest potential.