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Informational Videos for Research Participants

The Office for Human Research Protections has created a series of seven short, informational videos for potential research participants. Titles include What is Research?, Randomization, and Questions to Ask. Find the videos at the OHRP website.


On Statistics & Race Cars

The relationship between psychologists and statistics can be likened to the relationship between drivers and cars. Most drivers use cars, but have a minimal understanding of how they work. Our understanding of cars–such as it is–depends on the explanations provided…



Naz Tadjbakhsh on the Dissertation Journey

What’s the danger of going down too many rabbit holes during a lit review? How do you keep going when you want to quit? In this second episode of a two-part series, newly-minted PhD Naz Tadjbakhsh talks about her dissertation journey. (My…


Andrew Naber on Team Agility

Every commonly-accepted word or phrase was once a new-fangled buzzword (or buzzphrase, I guess) that caused people to roll their eyes. In this episode, Andrew Naber defends the freshly-minted phrase “team agility” against my onslaught of curmudgeonism. If you’re not…


Weight Stigma & Personal Responsibility

…workplace health promotion programs highlighting individual responsibility induced employees with obesity to feel individually responsible for their health, but at the same time made them perceive weight as less controllable.Täuber, Mulder, & Flint Lots of unsettling findings from this research….


Harry Crane & Ryan Martin on Researchers.One

Peer-reviewed journals are like the weather. Everyone complains, but no one does anything about it. Well, mad statisticians Harry Crane and Ryan Martin did something. They developed a radical new platform for scholarly publishing that incorporates many of the features the rest…


Should We Just Stop Using Smile Sheets?

I just had a discussion with the great Rob Briner about student evaluations and teacher effectiveness, sparked by this tweet: Smile sheets, or affective/reaction measures of training and teaching effectiveness, are a staple of training evaluation. Often, trainee feedback is…



Jeff Dahlke on Reproducibility

In this episode, you’ll hear me continually confuse “reproduce” and “replication” and listen to my bird scream in the background. Also, Jeff Dahlke talks about some smart researchy stuff while I smack myself in forehead, realizing all the many, many…