If you look at my CV, you'll see that I have 3 published peer-reviewed papers. Let's not dwell on how small that number seems in terms of the academic job market. Instead, let's do dwell on how small that number seems in terms of substantial contribution to scientific knowledge, an outcome I care about at a much more lofty, less … Continue reading Why Open Data is Awesome – A Completely Self-Interested Explanation
There's a new kid on the blogging block - The 100% CI - and I 100% recommend you check them out and invite them to your birthday party. As for me; I arrived a little late to the party today - specifically, to the party happening on PsychMAP around Julia Rohrer's 100% CI post on (mild) optimism … Continue reading Optimism, and some answers.
This post reports on two pieces of writing about women in research, and one piece of original, exploratory, research. --- The first piece of writing is by Alice Eagly and grad student David Miller; called Where Are the Women?; in a special section of Perspectives on "Scholarly Eminence"; the only article by a woman in this 9-article special section. It … Continue reading Where are the women (going)?
Just a quick note on (responses to) Fiske, now that her pre-publication peer(?) reviewed opinion piece has hit the web. Much has been said about various aspects of it; I just wanted to highlight this clever post because it captured my feelings so well: Sometimes (according to Fiske), people talk about giving up psychological research because they are … Continue reading Mess, Broom
"Come here, John." I hope the episodic memory of mine that contains the sentence above, never leaves my brain. It was second year psych, Learning & Cognition, and Meredith McKague (the awesome awesome lecturer who was later to become my honors supervisor) was explaining to us the pragmatics of language. Because this blog post is … Continue reading Come Here, John*
First of all, I feel pissed off that I'm taking the time to write this article. Then I remember that it might do some good*. So, I sigh, and carry on. Last week I read Down Among the Women, by Fay Weldon. I had never read anything by her before, and it blew. me. away. It's a book about … Continue reading How I Feel as a Woman in Academia
...to authors, that is. Sometimes I wish I could. Not when I'm a reviewer - all the journals I've reviewed for so far have had blind review, so that's not a problem*. But when I'm a reader; a student; a researcher; just trying to learn about something or other; that's when it would sometimes be … Continue reading Blinding Myself…
This post was prompted by a tweet by @jessiesunpsych (thanks Jessie!) who highlighted this phrase: Science should be about pursuing the truth and helping people. If you’re doing it for any other reason, you really ought to question your motives. I thought, reflexively, "I disagree". Scientists are people (d'uh); they have complex motives just like … Continue reading Scientists Should*
A while ago I (among 1576 other researchers!) filled in a survey for Nature, about my experience around reproducing/replicating scientific research. A little while after that again, I got an email from Monya Baker, asking if she could ask some follow up question about one of my responses. I said yes, she gave me a … Continue reading Follow Up
1. The title of this post refers to #bringoutyernulls, which was (is?) making the rounds of twitter a little while ago. The hashtag emerged around the same time as a large scale attempt at replicating ego-depletion was published (hint: nulls), as well as a paper opening an oxytocin file drawer (and this earlier post is also highly relevant). More generally, … Continue reading Bring out yer nulls?