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Sunday
Nov132016

RS 172 - Brian Nosek on "Why science needs openness"

Release date: November 13th, 2016

Brian Nosek

There's a growing anxiety about the quality of scientific research, as a depressingly large fraction of articles fail to replicate. Could "openness" solve that problem? This episode features Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology and founder of the Center for Open Science. He and Julia discuss what openness means, some clever approaches to boosting openness, and whether openness could have any downsides (for example, in the cases of peer review or data sharing).

Brian's Pick: "Consequences of Prejudice Against the Null Hypothesis" by Tony Greenwald

Podcast edited by Brent Silk

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Nice Post Amazin to know about it
November 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteripage Coupon 2017
A good episode. I've heard a lot of these ideas piecemeal before, so it was nice to have them brought together. I find myself agreeing with all of them.

Can I suggest a follow up episode on the costs and benefits of the tenure system. It seemed to be an unchallenged assumption that the US should stick with the tenure system. It's not something every country has. Maybe you could explore what the tenure system is supposed to achieve, whether it does or not, do a comparison to other countries and explore alternatives.

Another thought is that something like Scientia Salon might have received more support from academics, if they could've received some kind contribution credit for outreach to the general public. Without that academics had less incentive to take part.
November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNot An Academic

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