Podcast – Bad Science Part 2: Cogs in the Machine – PeerJ Blog

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Cogs in the machine

PeerJ co-founder Jason Hoyt speaks with Cardiff University psychology professor Chris Chambers in this ongoing series on “Bad Science.”


0:05 – The widening division between science and the public

Part 1: Reproducibility vs Playing the Game (01:25)

1:55 – Selling stories to get into top journals

7:30 – Hitting roadblocks as a young researcher

9:44 – Origins of registered reports

13:44 – Old guard vs registered reports

16:15 – Is Open Science bad for your career?

19:15 – The academic training system needs to be rebuilt / Reproducibility Network

22:50 – Max Weber and Academic Careerism

Part 2: Science & Politics (31:05)

31:30 – Post-WW2 science funding explosion and unintended consequences

32:45 – Providing research to politicians

34:57 – It’s not our job to hold back knowledge

40:05 – Failure to engage

43:05 – Technocracy vs Democracy

46:59 – Remembering why we do science

52:39 – Closing

LINKSChris Chambers on TwitterChris at Cardiff University


The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice by Chris Chambers On Amazon

Florian Markowetz. Five selfish reasons to work reproducibly. Genome Biology. 2015 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-015-0850-7

Munafò et al. A manifesto for reproducible science. Nature Human Behaviour. 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41562-016-0021

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin (2006 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography)


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