Open Science Workshop

This workshop will have three parts:

Participants are welcome to join for some parts of the workshop and not others.
Please bring a laptop or tablet, if you have one.

3-4pm: Open science for beginners

In this hour we will provide a gentle introduction to open science – what open science is, why we think psychological research needs to be more open, and how we can implement open science practices. Share questions and concerns about applying open science practices to your own research. We will include a practical exercise focused on the open science practice of preregistration.

4-5pm: Challenges in implementing open science practices

In this hour we will discuss some of the challenges we have faced in implementing open science practices such as preregistration and sharing open data in our own research and research supervision. These challenges range from the methodological, to the technological, to the ethical. We will steer discussions toward the challenges and barriers you have encountered in your open science practices.

5-6pm: Unconference

This hour is set aside for networking activities organised by audience members. Please email the organisers if you’d like to propose a talk, workshop, activity, or hackathon related to open science.
Michael Philipp is a senior lecturer in psychology at Massey University. His Social Cognition Lab contributes to multi-site research initiatives that rely on transparent research practices and open technologies. He teaches courses on psychological research and encourages open science practices in student research.

Matt Williams is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, Massey University, where he teaches courses on research methods and multivariate data analysis. Matt has published methodological work on topics such as statistical assumptions, significance testing, and Bayesian data analyses. He also supervises a number of students grappling with the challenges of preregistration and open science practices in postgraduate research.