Publication bias and dealing with negative results
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About The Event
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81984212762?pwd=cHRZWE1vcUFHcktMYSt3YmJQV3loUT09
Talk: Failing Upward: Failure in (Psychological and Neuro) Science and the Journal of Trial and Error
Abstract: As scientists, we are trained to think our job is to report groundbreaking discoveries that change our understanding of Nature (capital-N). In practice however, our job is one of trial and error; failing again and again; gaining knowledge of what is not to eventually learn what is. Despite the central role failure plays in the scientific process, there remains a stark gap between what is researched and what is published. In this talk, I detail the consequences of this gap on psychology and neuroscience and introduce the Journal of Trial and Error as a way to close this gap.
Speaker: Sean Devine is a PhD candidate in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. They study cognitive effort and decision-making. They are also the Editor of Psychology for the Journal of Trial and Error and an advocate for the reflection and discussion about failure in science.