(In)Credible Research 2023
Interdisciplinary Online Conference for Early Career Researchers
12th & 13th October 2023
LOOKING FOR NEW MEMEBERS FOR THE ORGANIZING TEAM!
With lectures, discussions and workshops, everything revolves around the quality, integrity and credibility of science.
Conference language: English
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Join the Conference Organizing Team
The Graduate Studies Support Team is in the earliest stages of planning its fourth discipline-independent (In)Credible Research Conference on Good Science for early career researchers (ECRs), scheduled for October 12th & 13th 2023.
The Charité Graduate Studies Support Team is in the earliest stages of planning its fourth discipline-independent (In)Credible Research Conference on Good Science for early career researchers (ECRs), scheduled for October 12th & 13th 2023.
We invite all early career researchers (doctoral candidates and postdocs) who are working or graduating at the Berlin University Alliance (FU, HU, TU, Charité) to become part of this year`s conference organizing team. We welcome applications from ECRs from all subject areas and scientific disciplines - regardless of whether you are pursuing a doctorate in STEM, life sciences, humanities, or social sciences. As a member of the organizing team you will draft and design a concept for a conference that is most useful and enabling for a diverse body of junior scientists. Being part of the organizing team is a great opportunity to create an online event, especially for the interests and needs of ECRs striving to do good (and better) science.
Like to join us? Please send an email to graduate-studies-support(at)charite.de by March 24th 2023 and kindly provide a brief (2-3 sentences) description of your interests/ideas/thoughts/suggestions for a ECR-conference in the field of quality, integrity and credibility of science.
For further information/questions and statements of interest, please send an email to: graduate-studies-support(at)charite.de
(In)credible Research - What do we mean with that?
Studies that present clean, positive (i.e., hypothesis confirming) results, tell good stories, and make spectacular claims are more likely to be published than studies that find negative (i.e., not different from null), inconclusive, or mixed results and report them transparently.
The title we chose refers to this tension: Science needs to be credible rather than incredible.
Publication bias, lack of reproducibility, replicability, and transparency damage the credibility of research and distort the representation of knowledge in the literature. In the long run, this is detrimental to science as a collaborative enterprise that seeks to approximate truth about the world we live in and erodes the public's trust in the research they fund.
For a more comprehensive discussion see Simine Vazire's article "Do We Want to Be Credible or Incredible?" published in the Observer of the Association of Psychological Science: here.