Dan and James discuss how to deal with the problem of scientists who start talking about topics outside their area of expertise. They also discuss what they would do differently if they would do their PhDs again
Here's what they cover...
- The podcast will now be permanently archived on Open Science Framework
- James did a talk at the Sound Education conference on podcasting for early career researchers. Here's the video if you want to see him squirm uncomfortably in his chair for 20 minutes and/or hear his thoughts our approach to podcasting
- The temptation for academics to believe their own press and to have their thoughts reinforced by the praise they get
- Keeping a handle on what you know and don't know
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb has FANS
- The "Pete Evans" effect, James' solution, that we should eat Pete Evans, pesca-pescaterianism, and the spectacularly bad advice that we should stare into the sun
- You should follow gynecologist Jennifer Gunter on Twitter
- How much money would you pay for 100,000 engaged twitter followers? Here's the tweet James was referring to
- Should researchers have something like a Hippocratic Oath? How would we police this?
- Researchers are not good at admitting they're wrong, do we need to approach retractions differently?
- Would a bounty system, in which journals offer rewards, for finding errors in their papers, work well?
- The "Loss of confidence" project, and Rebecca Willen's CV
- The "Nobel disease"
- [Dan on twitter](www.twitter.com/dsquintana)
- [James on twitter](www.twitter.com/jamesheathers)
- [Everything Hertz on twitter](www.twitter.com/hertzpodcast)
- [Everything Hertz on Facebook](www.facebook.com/everythinghertzpodcast/)
Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)
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Episode citation and permanent link
Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2019, February 4) "Promiscuous expertise", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/VYCAH