Nuts and Bolts

In a couple of weeks, at SPSP in Atlanta, I will take part in a professional development session called Introduction to Open Science: The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Started. (8am, Saturday! Be there or be square.) Elizabeth Gilbert and Elizabeth Tenney put the session together, and Barbara Spellman, Calvin Lai, and Minah Jung are … Continue reading Nuts and Bolts

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On Rollercoasters, Data Collection, and RRs

Before Christmas some time I was talking to Aurélien about Registered Reports. I was trying to articulate my ambivalent feelings about them - which seem entirely disconnected from my not-at-all-ambivalent thoughts about them. By which I mean: I believe, even "know", that RRs are An Excellent Idea, that in an ideal world I personally think … Continue reading On Rollercoasters, Data Collection, and RRs

Mesearch

Here's the second thing (here's the first thing) I thought about on my way to Boston: "Research is me-search." Interpretations of this phrase probably vary, but I've usually thought that in my case, it wouldn't really apply: I have such limited personal connections to war. But then again, sometimes I "me-search" in the sense that … Continue reading Mesearch

Review

Almost exactly a year ago, I was on my way to Boston to visit my friend Rachel. Now [1], I am on my way to Boston again, visiting Rachel again but also attending a workshop on structural equation modeling. Last year when I visited Rachel, we talked a lot about research. She was a year … Continue reading Review

The Straightforward Academic (or: Your advisor also poops)

By Sho Tsuji, part of The Summer Series of guest posts Not pursuing a PhD was, frankly, never part of my thought process. My parents are both researchers (albeit, in Biophysics and Physical Chemistry), and I grew up spending Sunday afternoons in the lab proudly reproducing the Briggs-Rauscher reaction in my own little lab coat … Continue reading The Straightforward Academic (or: Your advisor also poops)