Methods and Meta-science

The focus for the Methods and Meta-science research group is on developing new research methods in psychology and on applying meta-scientific perspectives on psychology as a science.

This includes everything from development and validation of instruments to systematic reviews of research areas. An important part concerns being advocates for rigorous research methods in psychology. The boundaries between research and education thus often become blurred. A common theme in our work concerns promoting open science and reproducibility.


  • Rickard Carlsson is founder of and editor-in-chief at Meta-Psychology, an open access journal published by Linnaeus University
  • Rickard Carlsson and Thomas Nordström are founders and members of Open Science Community Sweden



Tobias Mühlmeister, Pauline Halm, André Kalmendal and Tom Runesson are alumni that have continued to work with staff in the group.