TI Methods Speaker Series
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM
WHERE: Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. Remote attendance by videoconference is possible but you will need to register.
TITLE: Past, present and future of the Replication Crisis: What got us here and where is all of this going?
SPEAKER: Dr. Oscar Olvera-Astivia, Assistant Professor in Advanced Quantitative Methods, University of South Florida
About the topic: “Replication Crisis”, “Open Science”, “Reproducibility” and more are words that have started to make their way into the everyday conversations among scientists. But, why? In this talk, I re-trace the steps of this new paradigm in an attempt to highlight the important articles, people and research projects that converged together to create this seemingly new insight into the process of making science. From tenured professors committing fraud for a decade to articles in prestigious journals that claim to support the existence of psychic abilities, the road that has taken us here is peppered with curiosities and important lessons that we need to keep present if we are to improve our scientific practices and create a more accountable process.
About the speaker: Dr. Oscar Olvera-Astivia is an Assistant Professor of Advanced Quantitative Methods in the College of Education in the University of South Florida. A graduate of UBC’s Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education and a former post-doc in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, he has long been interested in statistical analysis, methodology, and how history and philosophy of science intertwine with data analysis. Dr. Olvera-Astivia’s particular research interests focuses on the methodology of computer simulations, latent variable modelling and best-practices for data analysis.
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome, but space is limited, registered participants will be given priority. Remote attendance is possible by videoconference, you will receive the link after you register.