Preregistration In Science

Making Science great again

Why is it important to preregister research studies? According to associate professor Matthias Mittner, at the research group for cognitive neurosciences at UiT the Arctic University of Norway, there are good reasons for doing this:

  1. You can get good feedback from reviewers on an early stage.
  2. You get a time stamp on your idea.
  3. The result is more trustworthy, and you avoid data drudging,  like p-fishing, or post hoc storytelling/HARKing (hypothesizing after the results are known).
  4. You also increase the credibility of the reports you produce.

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Bad Science

Bullied into Bad Science

In this episode of Open Science Talk we are joined by the founder of the campaign #bulliedintobadscience, Corina Logan.

Logan, who is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, explains what she means by “Bad Science”, including important terms like P-hacking/data fishing and HARKing. She also talks about how Open Science could help in the fight against bad science.

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Implementing DORA

What follows from signing DORA?

In this episode, we try to explain what The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is, and what happens after you have signed the declaration?

The guest of this episode is Kenneth Ruud. He is a professor of theoretical chemistry. He is also Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at UIT – The Arctic University of Norway.

Ruud gives us an insight into how this declaration will change his organization and what challenges they are facing.

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The Psychology of Open Access

Psychology of Open Access

In this episode, we talk about the psychology of publishing Open Access. What are the main factors for not choosing OA-publications, and how could institutions and policymakers better understand the choice of the researcher.

Organizational psychologist and ph.d. candidate Lars Moksness at the Tromsø school of Business and Economics at UIT – the Arctic University has published several papers on the issue.

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