How can you inform Ph.D. Candidates and early career researchers about Open Science without becoming too political? Is information given about open science in conflict with the expectations for publishing from our universities?
Torstein Låg, psychologist and senior academic librarian at the University Library at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, weighs in on this topic.
Låg is also one of the editors of the web resource PhDonTrack.net.
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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:
- You can get good feedback from reviewers on an early stage.
- You get a time stamp on your idea.
- The result is more trustworthy, and you avoid data drudging, like p-fishing, or post hoc storytelling/HARKing (hypothesizing after the results are known).
- You also increase the credibility of the reports you produce.
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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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