Probing the interaction between interpretation bias and repetitive negative thinking in subclinical psychopathology
Pathway between Negative Interpretation Biases and Psychological Symptoms: Rumination as a Transdiagnostic Mediator in a Longitudinal Study
Recommendation: posted 20 June 2022, validated 21 June 2022
Chambers, C. (2022) Probing the interaction between interpretation bias and repetitive negative thinking in subclinical psychopathology. Peer Community in Registered Reports, . https://rr.peercommunityin.org/articles/rec?id=182
URL to the preregistered Stage 1 protocol: https://osf.io/89n7u (currently under private embargo)
List of eligible PCI RR-friendly journals:
- Peer Community Journal
- Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice
- Royal Society Open Science
- Swiss Psychology Open
The recommender in charge of the evaluation of the article and the reviewers declared that they have no conflict of interest (as defined in the code of conduct of PCI) with the authors or with the content of the article.
Reviewed by Rita Pasion, 13 Jun 2022
Evaluation round #1
DOI or URL of the report: https://osf.io/89n7u
Author's Reply, 07 Jun 2022
Decision by Chris Chambers, posted 18 Apr 2022
Two reviewers have now kindly evaluated the Stage 1 manuscript. As you will see, the reviews are critical but constructive, raising a broad range of issues that will need to be addressed to achieve in-principle acceptance. The reviewers' main concerns include improving the focus of the introduction and clarity of key theoretical concepts, further justification and explanation of measures, increasing the sample size to achieve sufficient power (I agree that a power of at least 90% would be desirable), improvement in the presentation including visualisation of model paths, more precise specification of research questions, clarification of appropriate baselines/controls, suitability of Type I error control, and resolving ethical concerns related to suicidality. In my own reading, I noticed that the sample size calculation includes an estimated exclusion rate. This is acceptable but please also ensure that you state a commitment to recruit a defined minimum sample size regardless of exclusions.
The level of revisions required is substantial but within scope for a Stage 1 RR. On this basis, I am happy to offer you the opportunity to submit a major revision, which I will return to the reviewers for further evaluation.