Adversarial collaboration

Definition: A collaboration where two or more researchers with opposing or contradictory theoretical views —and likely diverging predictions about study results— work together on one project. The aim is to minimise biases and methodological weaknesses as well as to establish a shared base of facts for which competing theories must account.

Related terms: Collaboration, Many Analysts, <a href='/glossary/many-labs/'>Many Labs</a>, <a href='/glossary/preregistration/'>Preregistration</a>, Publication bias (File Drawer Problem)

References: Bateman et al. (2005), Cowan et al. (2020), Kerr et al. (2018), Mellers et al. (2001), & Rakow et al. (2014)

Drafted and Reviewed by: Siu Kit Yeung, Matt Jaquiery, Aoife O’Mahony, Charlotte R. Pennington, Flávio Azevedo, Madeleine Pownall, Martin Vasilev

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