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<p><strong>Northwestern University Psychology Methods Reading Group (NUMethods)</strong></p> <p>[<strong><em>Fall 2018 PAGE IS FORTHCOMING</em></strong>]</p> <p>The primary goal of this group is to explore both foundational and emerging material on the replicability of psychological science, improving research methods in psychology, and open science initiatives.</p> <p><strong>What This Group Is</strong></p> <ul> <li>A learning group specifically for junior researchers (i.e. <strong>pre-faculty</strong>)</li> <li>A forum for reading and discussing issues relevant to all areas of psychology methods including BBC, clinical, cognitive, personality/development/health, and social</li> <li>A place for critical discussion of ideas and viewpoints to be had in good faith</li> <li>An open forum for hosting the occasional area-general methods presentation or workshop on tools to improve our methods (open to all members/ranks of the department)</li> </ul> <p><strong>What This Group Is Not</strong></p> <ul> <li>A statistics class</li> <li>A class on "how to" implement research methods specific to one area of study (e.g. neuroimaging or qualitative methods)</li> <li>A forum for airing irrelevant interpersonal grievances, ad hominem attacks, discriminatory beliefs, or gossip about specific researchers</li> </ul> <p><strong>Organization</strong></p> <p>This group will meet on a biweekly basis, for 1.5 hour periods, with five or six meetings each term. Regular attendance is not required, and nor is any prerequisite knowledge (aside from basic statistics). </p> <p>We will start with approximately 2-3 target articles per meeting, with optional supplemental readings provided. Our goal is to make the reading load <em>manageable</em>. For the schedule of readings, please see the component page for the term in question (Winter link above).</p> <p>If you would like to be on the email list for this group, please contact Cassie at cbrandes[at]<a href="http://u.northwestern.edu" rel="nofollow">u.northwestern.edu</a></p> <p><strong>Resources</strong></p> <p>If you have little interest in participating, and just want an awesome list of methods readings on the above topics, see our <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10CW-FcOD50qGUfwh8vqwipBgJA3_yC0a_bu_eyvTULw/edit?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow">preliminary list</a> or the <a href="https://osf.io/f2bzw/wiki/home/" rel="nofollow">incredible modular syllabus</a> (that some NUMethods members helped make at SIPS 2017). </p> <p>Additional learning materials will be continually added to our <a href="https://osf.io/8rn7e/" rel="nofollow">Tools for Improving Methods</a> page, and our page for <a href="https://osf.io/t24qa/wiki/home/" rel="nofollow">Blogs & Podcasts for Further Enjoyment</a>.</p>
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