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EVENT: Special Psychology Colloquium: Prof Dorothy Bishop (Oxford)

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Special Psychology Colloquium

Tuesday 6th December 4:00-5:00pm in Bayliss MCS G.33, followed by post-talk drinks in the Psychology Courtyard.

Presenter: Prof Dorothy Bishop (Oxford)

Title: What is the reproducibility crisis and what can we do about it?


Concerns about reproducibility of research findings have been growing rapidly over the past few years, accelerated by the publication in 2015 of a paper in Science entitled “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”. In this talk I will discuss the evidence for poor reproducibility, and consider why this is only now being discussed when the underlying causes have been talked about for many years. I will conclude that the problem is not limited to psychology, but that to put psychology back on course as a robust science we will need to see changes not only in statistical and experimental practices, but also in the incentive structures created by funders, journals and institutions.

Speaker Bio:

Dorothy Bishop, FBA, FMedSci, FRS is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she heads a programme of research into children’s communication impairments. She is a supernumerary fellow of St John’s College Oxford. Her main research interests are in the nature and causes of developmental language impairments, with a particular focus on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. Dorothy has had longstanding collaborative links with the University of Western Australia and was awarded an Honorary DSc in 2012. Beyond psychology, she is active in the field of open science and research reproducibility, and is a member of the executive committee of the Council for Defence of British Universities. As well as publishing in conventional academic outlets, she writes a popular blog with personal reactions to scientific and academic matters (Bishopblog) and tweets as @deevybee.
Speaker(s) Prof Dorothy Bishop (Oxford)
Location Bayliss Building MCS G. 33
Contact Admin Psy <[email protected]> : 6488 3267
Start Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:00
End Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:00
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Last Updated Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:29
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