Interview with Prereg Challenge Award Winner Dr. Allison Skinner
Doing a preregistration for the first time can feel like a lot of work. When it is not part of our regular routine before launching a study it can feel like a big obstacle, maybe even a waste of time. But once it becomes part of your routine it no longer feels so taxing, it is simply another step in the research process. People can also feel intimidated by the thought of committing themselves to a specific analysis plan in advance - but after getting used to it I find it helpful. It is good to have a record of what we had planned, and if we feel strongly that something should be done differently we can still do that - we just need to provide justification for that when we publish it.
reproducibility  openscience 
april 2017
Experimental Design Assistant, a free resource from the NC3Rs to support researchers in the planning of animal experiments - ensuring robust study design and reliable and reproducible findings.
reproducibility  research  science  tools 
april 2017
I know everyone’s been waiting with bated breath to find the answer: it’s docz.dz.
What does the .dz field code stand for? No idea. But anyway, it seems to get the trick done, and now I have my nicely normalised graph.
ovidsp  tips  normalization 
january 2017
Do Preprints Belong in NIH Grant Applications? | The Scientist Magazine®
“Why is this even a question?” he asked. “Reviewers are free to ignore anything they don’t find relevant.” - agreed
journalology  research  openaccess  peerreview  article  in:scientist 
january 2017
Why medical information specialists should routinely form part of teams producing high quality systematic reviews – a Cochrane perspective
Maria-Inti Metzendorf
Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group, Institute of General Practice, Medical
Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
cites Jonathan, Shona, and I extensively
people  in:jeahil  systematicreviews  cochrane  librarians  reproducibility  waste  article 
january 2017
Expediting evidence synthesis for healthcare decision-making: exploring attitudes and perceptions towards rapid reviews using Q methodology [PeerJ]
by David Moher - "Factors extracted also showed opposing opinions on whether a rapid review can, in fact, be a systematic review. While it is clear that rapid reviews aspire to a standard, it is unclear what that standard actually is."
article  rapidreviews  in:peerj 
october 2016
Other Writing — Vinay Prasad MD, MPH
The NEJM’s timid editorials on data sharing consist mostly of self serving, inconsistent arguments

A Full Throated Defense of Trial Data Sharing WITHOUT GATEKEEPERS
reproducibility  data  sharing  clinical  trials 
august 2016
Cochrane: the unfinished symphony of research synthesis | Systematic Reviews | Full Text
Calls for spending less time tracking down small trials. "We agree that the main contribution of systematic reviews has been to highlight the miserable unreliability of most biomedical research"
article  in:sysrev  systematicreviews  methodology  bias 
july 2016
A simple proposal for the publication of journal citation distributions | bioRxiv
"Here, we present a simple method for generating the citation distributions that underlie JIFs. Application of this straightforward protocol reveals the full extent of the skew of distributions and variation in citations received by published papers that is characteristic of all scientific journals. Although there are differences among journals across the spectrum of JIFs, the citation distributions overlap extensively, demonstrating that the citation performance of individual papers cannot be inferred from the JIF."
bibliometrics  article  impactfactor  journalology 
july 2016
Do Google Scholar, Scopus and the Web of Science speak your language?
"In comparison with professors working at a world leading university, these six French, German and Brazilian academics thus all had a very respectable citation record. In Google Scholar that is! However, these same academics were almost completely invisible in both the Web of Science and Scopus. In terms of citations in the Web of Science, only half of the academics even reached double digits. In Scopus, half of the academics had no citations at all. For these six academics their average number of citations in the Web of Science was only 0.31% [yes that is less than one third of 1%!] of their citations in Google Scholar, whereas for Scopus it reached the grand total of 0.55%."
google  scholar  scopus  citationindexes  bias 
july 2016
Using Bibliometrics to Demonstrate the Value of Library Journal Collections
cites me, but also very nice use of visualization, automated methods.
article  bibliometrics  science  in:crl 
june 2016
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