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The Science Pendulum

Published: March 17th, 2017

Category: Faculty, feature post

The science pendulum: From programmatic to incremental… and back? (Friday Colloquium, March 24 2017, 12 pm, Communicore C1-4)

University of Florida  Department of Clinical & Health Psychology Education and Advocacy Series

When and Where: Friday Colloquium, March 24, 2017 ~ 12:00 PM, Communicore Room C1-4

Title: The science pendulum: From programmatic to incremental… and back?

Speaker: Margaret M. Bradley, Ph.D.

Summary: Scientific research is affected by the norms and priorities currently active in the scientific community at large. For the past 10 years, novelty and significance have held center stage, with programmatic research pushed aside as resulting in “only incremental” science. I discuss possible reasons for the shift, outline some pitfalls of this approach, and describe how the pendulum may be shifting back to research utilizing reliability, replication and reproducibility as essential tools.

For questions regarding Friday Colloquia please contact marsiske@phhp.ufl.edu