Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science

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Aug 282015
 

Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science.
Open Science Collaboration
Science 349, (2015); DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

One of the central goals in any scientific endeavor is to understand causality. Experiments that seek to demonstrate a cause/effect relation most often manipulate the postulated causal factor. Aarts et al. describe the replication of 100 experiments reported in papers published in 2008 in three high-ranking psychology journals. Assessing whether the replication and the original experiment yielded the same result according to several criteria, they find that about one-third to one-half of the original findings were also observed in the replication study.

Lynda.gmu.edu

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Aug 262015
 

George Mason University Information Technology Services (ITS) and University Libraries are pleased to announce that Mason has partnered with lynda.com to provide free and unlimited online training resources to Mason students, faculty, and staff.

Use lynda.gmu.edu to access Mason’s university-wide subscription to the entire library of more than 2,000 videos on a broad range of subjects.

Tutorials cover specific software, business skills, photography, music and video editing and production, animation, web design and development – and more. Available 24/7 from your computer, tablet or mobile device, go to lynda.gmu.edu and enter your Mason username and password. Log in and learn!

New Edition of Encyclopedia Online

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Jul 292015
 

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IESBS) 2015  2nd ed.
IESBS offers foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge across a wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields. The disciplines covered include: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Entries include discussion of history, current trends, and research in these fields.

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CareerShift Database

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May 152015
 

CareerShift is a search tool which returns results from every career site and job board. It enables one to save and organize all the relevant jobs that meet one’s search criteria, whether one searches by job title, company name, keywords, or location. THIS DATABASE REQUIRES SETTING UP AN USERNAME AND PASSWORD LOG-IN.

  • Search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings.
  • Get up-to-date contact information, including e-mail addresses, for millions of companies.
  • Access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs.
  • Record, save and store your correspondence history records automatically.
  • Create personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters easily, and save them to access, print or e-mail.
  • Manage your confidential CareerShift account securely from any computer 24/7, to update & maintain your organized and recorded job search.

SIGN UP NOW – using your gmu.edu email address to begin moving your career forward.

Citation Managment Software: Zotero

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Apr 202015
 
Zotero 
is
 a 
Firefox
 extension 
that
 captures, 
stores,
 and
 organizes 
a 
variety
 of
 information 
resources.
 It 
is 
a 
digital
 equivalent 
to 
the 
3
x
5 
note
card.
 It
 is
 available
 for 
free 
from 
the 
Zotero 
website.
Zotero
 allows 
users 
to:
• easily 
manage
 bibliographic 
data;
• add
 notes 
and 
highlight 
important 
information
 in 
digital
 form;
• insert 
citations
 and
 bibliographies 
into
 documents, 
using
 a 
number
 of
 citation
 styles;
• create
 and
 export
 bibliographies 
in
 numerous 
styles.

Library workshops for Basic and Advanced Zotero are listed here: http://library.gmu.edu/workshops

News: HHS releases public access plans for science funding agencies

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Mar 202015
 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released implementation plans for sharing publications and data from research funded by five major agencies within the department. The plans build on the policy laid out in a 2013 White House memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research” (PDF, 53KB).

The plans are for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The plans are expected to go into effect by the end of 2015.

The department also released a document describing guiding principles underlying the agencies’ plans.

In general, the agencies’ plans require that funded researchers make public the accepted manuscripts of articles within 12 months of publication, using PubMed Central. The agencies’ plans for sharing of data are not as fully developed, although researchers will be required to develop their own data sharing plans.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition has provided an overview and analysis of the plans. Earlier, the Association of American Publishers issued a statement regarding the AHRQ implementation plan and related plans for NASA and the Department of Agriculture.

SAGE Research Methods Online

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Mar 102015
 

SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online
Provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. Includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods, and editorially selected material from SAGE journals. Also includes a searchable collection of case studies of real social research, commissioned and designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.