Resources for behavioural science research
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In this section I share curated links which I found useful and may interest people who want to learn more about open and responsible behavioural science research practices, dissemination and impact and tools for writing and conducting behavioural science research.
Resources for responsible research and open science
- DoAJ: This is an independent index containing over 17 000 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.
- SIPS: a learned society which brings together scholars working to improve methods and practices in psychological science. All the resources from the last SIPS conference are available on the OSF website here. I recommend watching the videocast by Balazs Aczel, available here, starts at 18m30s.
- RRBM: a virtual organisation dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines. I encouraged anyone to read (and reflect on!) the principles of responsible science.
- OSF: A free, open platform to support the management of research projects and enable collaboration. It is used by psychological scientists to share their materials and their data.
- OSF Preprints: Free, open platform to share your working papers, with a doi via your Orcid account.
- ORCID: ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (known as an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. I recommend watching this video to understand the potential of having and curating an ORCID ID.
Estimating sample sizes
Estimating sample sizes for multiple regression
Behavioural Science research tools I use
Behavioural Science tools which look promising (but I haven’t tested yet)…
- formr: A framework allowing to create surveys with automated feedback and complex longitudinal experience-sampling studies using R.
- webgazer: Tutorial resource to embed an eye-tracking library called WebGazer within a JsPsych experiment.
Academic blog writing
- Introduction to academic blogging
- Academic blogging – 10 top tips from the Guardian.
- How to write for an academic blog - See also this blog post.
- How to write an engaging blog
- Why might you want to become an academic blogger?
- How to write a blogpost from your journal article in eleven easy steps
- Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously
Further resources to learn about or support research impact and dissemination
- Fast-track impact
- Publish or perish
- Wowchemy (previously hugo academic)
- HackMD - for creating open access, live book writing. See, for example, the Covid-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook & Wiki
- How to read and take notes from journal articles: A neat micro-learning video about the process of note-taking for writing.
Data analysis resources
- Qualitative Content Analysis e-book: A (free) thorough and hands-on e-book for conducting content analysis.