Lessons Learnt

I recently learned that I was named the Teacher of the Year in Psychology, which prompted me to reflect on a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience from last year. I learned a lot though that experience and thought it helpful to share some of these lessons with the readers of Mindwise.

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Tired of Experts!

Many of us no longer perceive science as extraordinary. Institutionalized, commodified, within a couple of clicks distance, one could argue that science is just another industry. Thrilling through its failures more often than through its successes, science is revealed as an enterprise prone to bias and fraud, often governed by personal interests and embedded in […]

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Reflections of an open science convert 3: More challenges to maintaining open research practices

Open Science practices should help solving the replication crisis, but they can be difficult to maintain. Perhaps the biggest problem is that individual researchers may think that they own the methods they designed or the data they generated. This may change if universities reward teams (including applied statisticians) rather than individuals.

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On the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative: Why should I care?

Science is the driving force behind what we consider reliable knowledge, and it usually works like this: a scientist has a theory, formulates a hypothesis that derives from this theory, designs a study to test that hypothesis, and, in the end, draws a conclusion regarding whether the initial theory was supported by that study—either through […]

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