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Intro to Open Science in 8 Easy Steps

[From the working paper, “8 Easy Steps to Open Science: An Annotated Reading List” by Sophia Crüwell et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this paper, we provide a comprehensive and concise introduction to open science practices and resources that can help…

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Modelling Reproducibility

[From the preprint “A Model-Centric Analysis of Openness, Replication, and Reproducibility”, by Bert Baumgaertner, Berna Devezer, Erkan Buzbas, and Luis Nardin, posted at arXiv.org] “In order to clearly specify the conditions under which we may or may not obtain reproducible results,…

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18,000 Retractions?

[From the video, “The Retraction Watch Database” by Ivan Oransky, posted at YouTube]. Ivan Oransky, MD, co-founder of the website Retraction Watch gave a talk at the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools Workshop at Berkeley in August. In this…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (August 23, 2018)

[From the blog, “Open science is now the only way forward for psychology” by Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells, posted in the Science Blog Network at http://www.theguardian.com%5D “When we launched Head Quarters five years ago, psychology was in a pretty dark…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (August 6, 2018)

[From a letter to the editor by Arthur C. Evans Jr., chief executive of the American Psychological Association] “We are proud that psychologists are at the forefront of those calling for reassessment of earlier research. The American Psychological Association has embraced…

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REED: How “Open Science” Can Discourage Good Science, And What Journals Can Do About It

In a recent tweet (or series of tweets) Kaitlyn Werner shares her experience of having a paper rejected after she posted all her data and code and submitted her paper to a journal. The journal rejected the paper because a…

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What?! You Don’t Believe in Badges?!!

[The following is taken from a blog by Hilda Bastian at the blogsite “Absolutely Maybe” at PLOS Blogs] “As I’ve spent time with the badges “magic bullet” – simple! cheap! no side effects! dramatic benefits! – supported by a single…

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You Tube Video on PLOS and Open Science

This short YouTube video by Dr. Siouxsie Wiles,  microbiologist at the University of Auckland, is a great introduction to PLOS (Public Library of Science) and the promise of open science.  While it seems fair to say that the open science movement…

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Progress Report on Open Science in Psychology

ETIENNE LEBEL, in a blog for BITSS, gives a brief but wide-ranging summary of the status of “open science” in psychology.  Topics include: (i) the use of “badges” to encourage provision of research materials, (ii) pre-registration, (iii) reproducibility, (iv) replications,…

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YouTube Video of Conference Session on Open Science

Earlier this month, the Psychonomic Society meetings held a session on Open Science.  The session was recorded and is available on YouTube (click here).  It consisted of four presentations. — “The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” by RICHARD MOREY of Cardiff…

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