Episode 78

78: Large-scale collaborative science (with Lisa DeBruine)


February 17th, 2019

58 mins 38 secs

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About this Episode

In this episde, we chat with Lisa DeBruine (University of Glasgow) about her experience with large-scale collaborative science and how her psychology department made the switch from SPSS to R.

Discussion points and links galore:

  • Deborah Apthorp's tweet on having to teach SPSS, "because that's what students know"
  • People who are involved with teaching R for psychology at the University of Glasgow: @Eavanmac @dalejbarr @McAleerP @clelandwoods @PatersonHelena @emilynordmann
  • Why the #psyTeachR started teaching R for reproducible science
  • Data wrangling vs. statistical analysis
  • The psyTeachR website
  • Danielle Navarro, and her R text book that you should read
  • Lisa's "faux" package for data simulation
  • Sometimes you can't share data, simulations are a good way around this problem
  • "synthpop" is the name of the package that Dan mentioned that can simulate census data
  • Power analysis can be hard once you go beyond the more conventional statistical tests (e.g., t-tests, ANOVAs etc...)
  • Lisa's OSF page
  • Dirty code is always better than no code (but the cleaner the better)
  • Live coding is terrifying but a useful teaching tool. Here's Dan live coding how to build a website in R, typos and all
  • Using a Slack group for help
  • The psychological science accelerator
  • Chris Chartier (Psych Science Accelerator Director) on Twitter
  • A few of the other (hundreds) of folks involved with the Psych Science Accelerator Director: @PsySciAcc: @CRChartier @Ben_C_J @JkayFlake @hmoshontz
  • Lisa's Registered Report project on face rating
  • The challenges associated with collaborating with 100+ labs
  • Authorship order
  • Author contributions: CRediT taxonomy
  • The DARPA-funding project on using AI to determine reproducibility
  • Interacting Minds workshop in Denmark in March on open science and reproducibility
  • Lisa shares what Glasgow is like
  • Lisa has changed her mind about the importance of research metrics (h-index, impact factors etc...)
  • Lisa thinks you should read this paper on equivalence testing, which includes two former guests, Daniel Lakens, Anne Scheel, and friend of the show Peder Isager.
  • Here's the latest episode from Psych Soc O'Clock

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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 18) "Large-scale collaborative science (with Lisa DeBruine)", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/JDT6F

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