Everything Hertz

A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language.

About the show

A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language. Co-hosted by Dr. Dan Quintana (University of Oslo) and Dr. James Heathers (Northeastern University)

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Episodes

  • 11: The placebo effect

    May 10th, 2016  |  43 mins 38 secs

    James and Dan discuss issues surrounding the placebo effect

  • 10: Failure

    May 4th, 2016  |  50 mins 29 secs

    James and Dan talk about failure. What's the benefit of openly sharing your failures - is this an antidote to the imposter syndrome or something only the privileged few can afford to do?

  • 9: What happens if your research is wrong?

    April 28th, 2016  |  51 mins 46 secs

    James and Dan discuss what happens if your research is wrong. They talk about the recent controversy surrounding tDCS, why many people don't hold negative results to the same scrutiny as positive results, and the "hype cycle" of research.

  • 8: The PhD to Postdoc transition

    April 20th, 2016  |  50 mins 48 secs

    James and Dan discuss how to navigate the PhD to Postdoc transition. They provide advice to a hypothetical first-year graduate student and also discuss the realities of the postdoc job market.

  • Episode 7: 7: The writing process

    April 15th, 2016  |  49 mins 52 secs

    How do you write a lot and do it well? In this e…

  • 6: The research pipeline - getting from idea to publication

    April 7th, 2016  |  53 mins 53 secs
    psychology, research

    In this episode, James and Dan talk about getting from research idea to publication. They also discuss the ethical approval process, getting research published, and share tips for running experiments

  • 5: Do you even replicate?

    March 30th, 2016  |  45 mins
    file-drawer, oxytocin, replication, self-control

    In this episode, James and Dan talk about replication in science, self-control, and the file-drawer problem in oxytocin research.

  • 4: Meta-analysis or mega-silliness?

    March 22nd, 2016  |  39 mins 46 secs
    meta-analysis, psychology

    In this episode, Dan defends meta-analysis against more recent criticisms put forward by James and offers suggestions on how meta-analysis can be improved.

  • 3: Scientific publishing

    March 16th, 2016  |  49 mins 16 secs
    psychology, publishing, research

    Dan and James talk about Scihub and open access publishing.

  • 2: Nutrition and Psychiatry

    March 9th, 2016  |  47 mins 20 secs
    nutrition, psychiatry

    Dan and James talk about nutrition and psychiatry. They also introduce themselves (you know, because that's what you do for your second episode) and explain the origin of their podcast name.

  • 1: So you want to measure heart rate variability...

    March 2nd, 2016  |  43 mins 42 secs

    Dan and James discuss what to do if you want to collect heart rate variability (HRV) data, oxytocin parties (yes, they're a thing), and the peer review process.