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april, 2019

9apr5:00 pm- 7:00 pmSeminar: Professor Brian Nosek, Shifting incentives from getting it published to getting it right


Event Details

Professor Brian Nosek, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science that operates the Open Science Framework is on an Australian tour at the moment and will be giving a free public seminar at UQ hosted by the School of Psychology:

Shifting incentives from getting it published to getting it right

Professor Brian Nosek

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

5:00 – 7:00 pm

The currency of academic science is publishing. Producing novel, positive, and clean results maximises the likelihood of publishing success because those are the best kind of results. There are multiple ways to produce such results: (1) be a genius, (2) be lucky, (3) be patient, or (4) employ flexible analytic and selective reporting practices to manufacture beauty. In a competitive marketplace with minimal accountability, it is hard to avoid (4). But, there is a way. With results, beauty is contingent on what is known about their origin. With methodology, if it looks beautiful, it is beautiful. The only way to be rewarded for something other than the results is to make transparent how they were obtained. With openness, I won’t stop aiming for beautiful papers, but when I get them, it will be clear that I earned them.

The GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building

The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Light refreshments will be provided.

Be sure to register early at: bit.ly/UQincentivesTalk, and invite your friends and colleagues.


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm