Keynote: Benefits and challenges of adopting open research practices

Wessel, I. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk and presentationProfessional or public event Professional

Description

Abstract: The replication crisis in psychology and the subsequent rise in the use of open research practices requires a radical change in perspective for more senior researchers. “Old-school” researchers who are looking to implement change may feel challenged by old habits at an individual (How to recognize questionable research practices?) as well as a more systemic level (e.g. bias in the academic publishing process, reward structures at their institutions). In the present contribution I will talk about some of those challenges and possible ways of dealing with them. As an illustration, I will present a recent project that involved a) writing up decades-old null-results rather than leaving them in my file drawer; b) exploring multiple ways of data analysis rather than deciding on one (arbitrary) best analysis (i.e., multiverse analysis) and c) collaborating with early career researchers with up-to-date technical knowledge (e.g., R., RMarkdown).
Period22-Oct-2020
Event titleCelebrating Openness: Online event to celebrate the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible
Event typeOther
LocationGroningen, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • Open Science