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Teaching Reproducible Research

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at BPS Offices, London

Over the last few years, concerns about the reproducibility of research findings has prompted re-examination of ‘questionable research practices’ commonplace in traditional psychological science. Consequently, the way that researchers conduct, analyse, and report psychological findings is changing.

This reproducibility crisis influences the credibility of the psychological knowledge acquired by our students. It also has implications for the teaching of quantitative research methods. Yet, formal curricula are slow to react. Furthermore, the research methods training received by most psychology educators will have been according to the traditional paradigm.

This timely workshop provides University lecturers and pre-tertiary teachers with an introduction to the reproducibility crisis facing Psychology. It outlines how psychological science is responding to this challenge, and presents case studies of how psychology education is adapting.

We anticipate that workshop participants will leave with ideas for how to adapt their own teaching practice to respond to the reproducibility crisis.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Identify 'questionable research practices' that limit the reproducibility of psychological science
  • Explain how psychological science is changing in light of the reproducibility crisis
  • Apply reproducible research principles to the teaching context
  • Review examples of emerging practice in teaching reproducible research
  • Design educational changes to enhance one's own teaching practice, in light of the reproducibility crisis

Who is the course intended for?

The target audience is lecturers and teachers with responsibility for teaching research methods or supervising student projects within the field of Psychology. It is aimed both at educators within higher education, and pre-tertiary contexts, and open to both members and non-members.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Delegate fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507

Agenda

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

09:30Arrival and registration, networking and refreshments
10:30Welcome and introduction from DART-P chair and facilitator
11:00A rough guide to the reproducibility crisis in Psychology
11:45How psychological science is changing
12:30Activity: Application to Teaching
13:00Buffet lunch (provided), networking, and AGM
14:00Examples of how psychology education is adapting
14:30Activity: Planning educational change
15:00Presentations
15:30Synthesis, and close
16:00Workshop Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Mark Gardner

Speaker
Dr Mark Gardner serves on the committees of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology (DARTP), and the Undergraduate Education Committee (UEC). He is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, were he has held a range of teaching and research leadership positions. His teaching currently focuses on quantitative research methods. Research interests include social cognition, cognitive performance and pedagogy in HE.

Venue

BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE •  Directions

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