About the speaker
Dr Priya Silverstein is a postdoctoral researcher in the CoGDeV Lab at the University of Surrey, studying the relationship between Lego construction ability, spatial thinking, and numeracy achievement in children. She is passionate about methods for studying development, and how we can do better, more transparent, reproducible, and diverse science.
About the talk
This talk provides a roadmap for engaging in open science practices, suggesting eight open science practices that novices could begin adopting today. The topics that will be covered include journal clubs, project workflow, preprints, reproducible code, data sharing, transparent writing, preregistration, and registered reports. To address concerns about not knowing how to engage in open science practices, we provide a difficulty rating of each behaviour (easy, medium, difficult), present them in order of suggested adoption, and follow the format of what, why, how, and worries. We emphasise that engaging in open science behaviours need not be an all or nothing approach and that you can engage with any number of the behaviours outlined. We also discuss the specific benefits of engaging with these practices now, at a time when a lot of our research has been disrupted.