(S3 E2) Open research as an early career researcher and ReproducibiliTea with Kelly Lloyd
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In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? This episode is part of Season 3, hosted by Nick Sheppard who will be speaking to colleagues from both the University of Leeds and from other universities and organizations about open research, what it is, how it's practiced in different disciplines, and how it relates to research culture. In this episode Nick is joined by Kelly Lloyd.

Kelly has recently completed an ESRC funded PhD in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences on the topic of investigating decision making in cancer preventative therapy. Kelly is also one of the organizers of the Reproducibilitea Journal Club here at Leeds. You can connect to Kelly via LinkedIn and Twitter.

NOTE: since recording this podcast Kelly has passed her viva and successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr Lloyd!

Kelly talks about her 'origin story' from her undergraduate degree in psychology to her Master's in social research where she was introduced to the principles of open research through Chris Chambers' book "The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology" which she highly recommends and says is applicable across a range of disciplines, not just psychology.

Nick has learned a lot from ReproducibiliTea, and from Kelly personally, especially about preregistration.

In this episode we talk about:

  • the problem of replication in psychology which has been found to affect most other disciplines; often referred to as 'the reproducibility crisis'
  • that qualitative research can't always be fully open, when interview participants may be identifiable for example
  • the importance of detailed methodology to enable research to be reproduced
  • the role of registered reports and preregistration in reducing "questionable research practices" such as selective reporting and HARKing (Hypothesising After Results are Known)
  • whether preregistration can also be used for qualitative research
  • barriers to open research, including the time commitment and current lack of incentives
  • how there can be a tendency to gatekeeping, even bullying in open science; so called "bropen science"
  • the early career researcher led ReproducibiliTea journal club initiative

Be sure to check out the other episodes in this season!


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