James is a researcher at Northeasthern University
February 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
Should research scientists build their knowledge and skillset broadly at the risk of being a master of none? Dan and James discuss this, along with a recent editorial on the use of Twitter in academia.
February 3rd, 2020 | 59 mins 15 secs
Dan and James cover a new paper which discusses whether research misconduct should be criminalised. If so, where do we draw the line and who should investigate these cases?
January 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 50 mins
To celebrate our 100th episode, which we video-streamed live, Dan and James were joined by three special guests: Daniel Lakens, Amy Orben, and Chris Chambers.
January 6th, 2020 | 49 mins 36 secs
Dan and James answer a listener question on science advocacy. Is this an activity that all scientists should do, and if so, how much advocacy work should we be doing?
December 16th, 2019 | 59 mins 28 secs
We chat with Sophia Crüwell (Meta-Research Innovation Center Berlin) about pre-registration and her recent work introducing pre-registration templates for cognitive modelling research.
December 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 44 secs
Dan and James discuss the concept of "slow science", which has been proposed in order to improve the quality of scientific research and create a more sustainable work environment.
November 18th, 2019 | 47 mins 49 secs
Dan and James discuss the results of this year's Nature survey of PhD students. Despite a majority of students reporting general satisfaction with their decision to undertake a PhD, many described a sense of uncertainty, harassment in the lab, and gruelling work hours.
November 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
Dan and James discuss why academia tolerates bad presentations and the strange distrust of polished presentations.
October 21st, 2019 | 58 mins 10 secs
Dan and James chat with Fiona Fidler (University of Melbourne), who is leading the repliCATS project, which aims to develop accurate techniques to elicit estimates of the replicability of research.
October 7th, 2019 | 54 mins 46 secs
Dan and James answer a listener question on how to navigate open science practices, such as preprints and open code repositories, in light of double-blind reviews.
September 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 13 mins
Dan and James discuss the role of Google Scholar in citation patterns and whether we should limit academics to only publishing two papers a year.
September 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
We chat with Kristin Sainani (Stanford University) about a popular statistical method in sports medicine research (magnitude based inference), which has been banned by some journals, but continues to thrive in some pockets of scholarship. We also discuss the role of statistical inference in the current replication crisis.