Empirical disciplines have been experiencing ongoing methodological reorientation toward more transparency and open research practices. As a consequence, a series of methods were proposed to increase scientific integrity. Open science practices include preregistration, replication research, publishing open access, and sharing data, research material and code.
The Open Science Community Amsterdam is part of the larger open science community network in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Open science communities are an initiative to create a platform for researchers and students from all faculties and academic levels to subscribe to the open science philosophy, talk and learn about open science practices, and get concrete advice and help on how to apply them in their research projects.
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Preprint: Teaching Good Research Practices: Protocol of a Research Master Course
The current crisis of confidence in psychological science has spurred on field-wide reforms to enhance transparency, reproducibility, and replicability. To solidify these reforms within the scientific community, student courses on open science practices are essential. Here we describe the content of our Research Master course “Good Research Practices” which we have designed and taught at the University of Amsterdam. Supported by Chambers’ recent book The 7 Deadly Sins of Psychology, the course covered topics such as QRPs, the importance of direct and conceptual replication studies, preregistration, and the public sharing of data, code, and analysis plans. We adopted a pedagogical approach that (1) reduced teacher-centered lectures to a minimum; (2) emphasized practical training on open science practices; (3) encouraged students to engage in the ongoing discussions in the open science community on social media platforms. In this course, we alternated regular classes with classes organized by students.
Sarafoglou A., Hoogeveen S., Matzke D., & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (in press). Teaching Good Research Practices: Protocol of a Research Master Course. Preprint available on PsyArXiv: https://psyarxiv.com/gvesh/
Office Hours and Contact
During our consulting times we provide researchers with advice on the preregistration of experiments, data storage and sharing, and workflow. We are open to students and researchers at all levels.
We are open on Thursdays between 10.00 an 12.00. Our office is located at Roeterseiland Campus of the University of Amsterdam, building G, room REC-G 0.30. We recommend researchers who would like to receive advice to make an appointment with us ahead of time via firstname.lastname@example.org.