November 22, 2019

If you have heard of Open Science but are not sure what it means, and

If you would like to learn more, on-line or in-person, then

Visit the CARMA Open Science Portal for free, or

Attend our new CARMA Open Science Short Course

Interest in principles and practices of Open Science have increased in recent years, in part because of a crisis in confidence of scientific research and reporting methods and results. Many organizational journals have responded with policies and submission options that authors should be aware of and take into account as they conduct their studies. Based on our goal of advancing organizational studies, CARMA is pleased to announce the opening of our CARMA Open Science Portal and the offering of a new Short Course on Open Science Principles and Practices. By making these resources available, we hope to accelerate science, facilitate large scale collaboration, and aid individual research teams in conducting more rigorous and relevant work.

CARMA Open Science Portal

The CARMA Open Science Portal is designed to be your gateway to resources promoting principles and practices of open science for management/organization researchers. These resources include four recordings from our CARMA Video Library, and we will be adding other recordings and written materials on various aspects of open science. Our Portal is available free for anyone to use (you do NOT have to be a member of our Institutional Membership programs).

For our launch, the Portal includes four recordings from our Video Library:

1) A framework for Constructive Replication in the Organizational Sciences – Dr. Tine Kohler

2) Questionable Research Practices – Dr. George Banks

3) Robust and Reliable Research – Dr. Steven Rogelberg, Dr. Fred Oswald, Dr. Ron Landis and Dr. George Banks

4) Verifying Empirical Research Findings – Dr. Don Bergh

For more information about our CARMA Open Science Portal, click here.

CARMA Short Course: “Open Science and R: Principles and Practices”

Dr. George Banks, University of North Carolina- Charlotte

January 9-11, 2020 (Hosted by the University of South Carolina)

Course Description: The open science revolution continues to gain momentum across the social and natural sciences, and in particular, the organizational sciences. This movement is driven in part by a crisis in confidence of scientific research. However, open science offers so much more to scholars and stakeholders of scientific work.  Open science can serve to accelerate science, facilitate large scale collaboration, and aid individual research teams in conducting more rigorous and relevant work. This short course is intended to introduce open science concepts across the life cycle of research. After taking this course you will be able to engage in open science practices during the full research process and successfully leverage such practices in future journal submissions to demonstrate exceptional methodological rigor. We will cover (a) questionable research practices and publication bias, (b) study preregistration, registered reports, results-blind reviews, preprints, and how to use badges, (c) open data, proper annotation of analytic R code, reproducibility of analyses and transparency checklists, (d) Do’s and Dont’s for replication studies, (e) how to navigate open science platforms, such as the open science framework, large scale project collaboration in management, and finally (f) authorship and contributorship agreements. The course is introductory. Familiarity with some basic statistical concepts, such as null hypothesis significance testing is sufficient.

For more information about “Open Science and R: Principles and Practices” short course (which will be offered in South Carolina, January 2020) click here

For more information on how to freely access the unrestricted Instructors of CARMA Webcast Collection, click here

For more information on our CARMA Winter Short Courses at the University of South Carolina click here

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