Good research practice I

Content    

Good research practices are crucially important to improve the quality and reproducibility of empirical research. Relevant topics are covered such as scientific integrity, exploratory vs. confirmatory research, study design, open science, and preregistration. We will discuss the main causes of irreproducible research (low power, p-hacking, HARKing, and publication bias) and provide solutions that can enhance your research projects, with two workshop on the “Open Science Framework” (OSF) and on how to preregister a study. For further information on reproducibility, visit: www.crs.uzh.ch.

Objectives    

At the end of the course, participants will know:

  • what are the major causes of irreproducible research.

  • best practices related to research design, statistical power, and bias.

  • what is open science and how to document research output.

  • how to manage research in the Open Science Framework (OSF).
  • how to preregister a study, and learn about "registered reports".

Instructors    

Dr. Eva Furrer, Prof. Dr. Leonhard Held & Dr. Simon Schwab, Center for Reproducible Science (CRS), Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), University of Zurich.

Target participants    

This course is primarily aimed at PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the empirical sciences.

Date    

13 November 2020

Location    

Online

Registration fee      There is no registration fee for this course.