CAMeL (Community for Advanced Methodological Learning)

What is CAMeL: CAMeL is a student-run group based in the Psychology department, focused on broadening and deepening our knowledge about advanced quantitative methodology. (Faculty mentor: Aidan Wright, Ph.D.)

Who is CAMeL: We encourage scholars of all levels (including students, post-docs, staff, and faculty) and departments to join and contribute as often as desired.

Contact: Please feel free to contact Aidan Wright (, Catie Walsh (, Molly Bowdring ( or Will Woods ( with any questions! If you have an area of methodological interest or expertise on which you’d like to present, we’d love to hear from you!

Spring 2019 Events 


Friday April 19th, 10 am, 4125 Sennott Square

SPEAKER: Aidan Wright, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology 

TOPIC: Registration in Research 

TITLE: Registering Research Studies: An Overview and Demonstration 

ABSTRACT: There is increasing concern about the replicability of science and several recommendations have been proposed for addressing low replicability in the published literature. One of these is registration (e.g., pre-registration, registered reports) or research studies. This talk will provide an introductory overview of registration, highlighting its benefits, potential drawbacks and considerations, and arguing that it represents a range of techniques that can be organized by how stringent and when in the research process the registration occurs. Emphasis will be placed on more complex research designs with difficult to collect samples and intricate methodology as well as existing/archival data. I will end with a demonstration of some available registration resources. The attached document (Benning et al., 2019) is written for clinical psychologists, but the principles are general and have wide applicability in the behavioral sciences.