Through a video conference, join UBC’s Vancouver Campus for an evening of stimulating discussion on the rewards of open science with Brian Nosek, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Open Science.
This event is free but registration is required.
Can’t make it? This event will be streamed live via webcast at this link and available to watch later.
Shifting incentives from getting it published to getting it right
Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Reichwald Health Sciences Centre (RHS), Room 257
1088 Discovery Avenue, UBC Okanagan Campus
About the Talk
The currency of academic science is publishing. Producing novel, positive, and clean results maximizes the likelihood of publishing success because those are the best kind of results. There are multiple ways to produce such results: (1) be a genius, (2) be lucky, (3) be patient, or (4) employ flexible analytic and selective reporting practices to manufacture beauty. In a competitive marketplace with minimal accountability, it is hard to avoid (4). But, there is a way. With results, beauty is contingent on what is known about their origin. With methodology, if it looks beautiful, it is beautiful. The only way to be rewarded for something other than the results is to make transparent how they were obtained. With openness, I won’t stop aiming for beautiful papers, but when I get them, it will be clear that I earned them.
About the Speaker
Brian is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002. He co-founded Project Implicit, a multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition–thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one’s intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, barriers to change, open science, and reproducibility. In 2015, he was named one of Nature’s 10 and to the Chronicle for Higher Education Influence list.
This event is co-hosted by UBC’s Department of Psychology (Vancouver Campus) and the Office of the Provost.