Webpages on Scientific Practices | Online Essays and Reports on Scientific Practices
Webpages on Scientific Practices:
In addition to language learning and child development, Michael Frank’s blog focuses on experimental methodology, replication and reproducibility, and ways to promote open science.
Ben Goldacre’s blog focuses on uses and misuses of science and statistics by politicians, journalists, drug companies, and alternative therapists.
Fabiana Kubke’s blog discusses open access publication and science communication. Also, the blog includes posts about neuroscience.
Paul Bracher’s blog about chemistry research includes posts about scientific misconduct that occurs in the field of chemistry.
A blog run by Yale Law School, discusses how individuals form perceptions based on their values, especially regarding science communication and climate change.
Daniel Lakens’ blog focuses on research methods and the use of statistics in psychology. There are also posts about bias in psychological research.
Daniel Simons’ blog raises concerns about claims and findings in new peer-reviewed academic papers. He conducts research on visual perception, attention, and awareness.
A blog run by Uri Simonsohn, Leif Nelson, and Joe Simons, authors of “P-Curve: A Key to the File Drawer.” Blog posts focus on how to assess the evidentiary value of findings, recommendations for proper research methods and statistical techniques, and the replication of psychological experiments.
Deborah Mayo’s blog discusses frequentist and Bayesian approaches to quantitative analysis and statistics.
David Funder’s blog discusses social psychology and personality psychology. Blog postings also address current debates within the field of social psychology over replication, political bias, and how results are interpreted.
Sanjay Srivastava’s blog discusses the complexities of psychological science, which in his view is the hardest science. This is because of the difficulty psychologists have in isolating all of the possible influences on human behavior.
Jeromy Anglim’s blog contains a bevy of resources for statistical analysis. He also discusses data analysis in the social sciences and organizational psychology, with a particular focus on the freeware program, R.
Kaiser Fung’s blog focuses on how the visual representation of data can impact how one interprets results and the conclusions reached.
The Neurocritic reviews published research on neuroscience in an attempt to identify sensationalistic and/or erroneous claims in the literature.
The Neuroskeptic draws attention to newly published research in neuroscience and discusses issues of reliability, validity, and replication as they pertain to neuroscience.
NEAAPOR regularly sponsors speakers who discuss current issues with public opinion research. Their website holds the slides and videos of these speakers’ presentations. \
Felix Schönbrodt’s blog discusses research methods and the replication crisis in psychology. Also, his blog raises concerns about claims and findings in peer-reviewed academic publications.
Andrew D. Wilson and Sabrina Golonka’s blog discuss cognitive psychology, perception, and linguistics. Also, the blog comments on the replication crisis in psychology.
Etienne LeBel’s blog discusses experimental social psychology, metascience, and issues regarding peer-reviewed publications and the replication crisis in psychology.
The blog Psychological Statistics focuses exclusively on statistical methods and analysis in psychological research.
Ulrich Schimmack’s blog details the R-index, devloped by Schimmack, and applies it to published research findings in an attempt to identify findings that are likely to replicate.
Lee Jussim’s blog discusses the influence of political biases on social psychological research, questionable research practices, questionable interpretive practices, and stereotype accuracy.
Tracks official retractions of published research due to erroneous data, scientific misconduct, inaccurate conclusions, etc.
Rolf Zwaan’s blog is primarily focused on replication and the development of good replication practices. Posts also discuss retractions and rare examples of outright research fraud.
Ryne Sherman’s blog discusses psychological research methods,, proper interpretation of statistical results, validity and reliability, and replication.
Simine Vazire’s blog discusses philosophy of science, scientific integrity, the replication crisis, and the reform of research practices within the social sciences.
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: This blog houses a number of statisticians who focus on best practices in statistical modeling, analysis, and interpretation.
Brent Donnellan’s blog discusses the replication crisis in psychology, null results, and issues of reliability and validity.
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