James is a researcher at Northeasthern University
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.
August 19th, 2019 | 58 mins 4 secs
Dan and James discuss listener questions on performing secondary data analysis and the potential for prestige to creep into open science reforms.
August 5th, 2019 | 59 mins 52 secs
We chat with Tom about whether psychology has a conflict-of-interest problem and how to best define conflicts.
July 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 secs
Dan and James apply the pomodoro principle by tackling four topics within a strict ten-minute time limit each: James' new error detection tool, academic dress codes, the "back in my day..." defence for QRPs, and p-slacking.
July 1st, 2019 | 51 mins 16 secs
We chat with Mike Morrison, a former User Experience (UX) designer who quit his tech career to research how we can bring UX design principles to science. We discuss Mike's recently introduced 'better poster' format and why scientists should think carefully about UX.
June 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
Dan and James answer a listener question on whether they should stick it out for a few months in a toxic lab to get one more paper or if they should leave.
June 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
We chat with Kevin Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin) about what the field of psychology can learn from genetics research, how our research theories tend to be constrained by our research tools, and his new book, "Innate".