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Evaluative Measures or Game-Able Targets? Academic Competition Can Turn Even Qualitative Measures into Targets for Researchers
Although the global switch from quantitative to qualitative evaluation measures is certainly necessary, without lowering academic competition they too might become game-able targets.
How 'Recognition and Rewards' in Dutch academia turned metrics into incentives
In recent attempts to reform research assesment, metrics have explicitly become “incentives”. Yet, the Dutch debate about this transition focussed on the wrong elements.
Not All That Shines Is Diamond: Why Open Access Publication Favors Rich Authors, Prestigious Universities and Industry-Funded Research
More and more researchers pay processing costs for publishing in Open Access, but these costs disadvantage authors who are female, early in their career or, from low-income countries.
Can Direct Replications Save Psychology From Its Conceptual and Measurement Issues?
Science reformers suggest direct replications as a solution to the replication crisis, but they might not be able to deal with the conceptual and measurement issues that underlie the crisis.
Music and Mistakes: An Interview with Two Music Therapists on When Things Go Wrong
Mistakes are quite common in music therapy, yet rarely discussed. The book Breaking Strings: Explorations of Mistakes in Music Therapy and this interview are an attempt to remedy that.
Who Is to Blame When We Fly Too Close to the Sun – Academia or the Individual?
We should beware of using Ariely and others as scapegoats. Rather than dwelling on the moral failings of individual researchers, we might reframe fraud and misconduct as a systemic problem.
JOTE in Conversation: Daniël Lakens. Whose Fault Is it That Science is Irreproducible? And Who the Heck Are Metascientists?
So if you ask, ‘who’s responsible?’ The truth is that everybody’s pointing but nobody is doing anything.
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The Four Horsemen of the Crisis in Psychological ScienceRead
JOTE in Conversation: Léa Roumazeilles. How Does Failure Arise and How Do You Deal With It?
We talked with Léa Roumazeilles, PhD candidate in Neurobiology at Oxford University. We spoke with her about her thesis subject: ‘Structure and function of the social brain in primates’.
Open Science Symposium Utrecht – Starting off with the Natural Sciences
On February 6, the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU) organized a symposium on Open Science at the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University.
Wetenschap, Wees Eens Eerlijk Over Jezelf!
Vorige week presenteerde minister Van Engelshoven haar langverwachte ‘Strategische Agenda voor het hoger onderwijs en onderzoek’.
The Open Science Summer School Experience
When I first heard the term “open science” and realized what it meant, I thought, well, that sounds good, how hard can it be?
Are We Facing a Bigger Monster? The Journal of Trial and Error Visits CambridgeRead
Posthumanism, Lille & "New Forms of Science"
What does a congress on Posthumanism have in common with our journal? To be very honest, I had no idea at first.
Talk on Descartes Colloquium: Initiating a Journal for Trial and Error in Science
On the 16th of June, project leader Martijn van der Meer gave a lecture at the Descartes Colloquium for the History and Philosophy of Sciences and Humanities at Utrecht University.