Introduction to Validity

If you want to follow up the presentation by Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok about the validity issues in research, you may want to read the Introduction to Validity in the online Research Methods Knowledge Base. Let me know about the latest (2011/2012) published articles around this topic. Timur Continue reading Introduction to Validity

Your research voice

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but 99,99% of quantitative research seems to be written in the third voice: “the paper,” “the study,” “the investigators” and so forth. There is rarely any personal trace in the entire text (even when self-referencing). It sometimes seems absurd to do so, considering the fact that as objective as … Continue reading Your research voice

Public Data

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I thought it would be nice to restart with a bit of information about publicly available data. Although it is important for any PhD to gather data, sometimes the data is already available. For instance, Google is building up a public data site, with various datasets … Continue reading Public Data

Originally posted on sharmanedit:
There was a fascinating conversation at the blog of neuroscientist Dorothy Bishop recently. As a side point in a post on getting replication studies published, she says: …if a journal commonly rejects papers without review, then it shouldn’t be fussy about the format in which a paper is submitted. It’s just… Continue reading