Thu, 06 Feb|
FOWI common room, fourth floor
The State of the Ob Science: How Are we Doing, and Can we do Better?
Professor Gilad Chen, Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior
Time & Location
06 Feb 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FOWI common room, fourth floor, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia
About the Event
In the past decade or so, social scientists have been given increased attention to scientific transparency and rigor. In particular, debates have ensued about whether scientific findings in the social sciences are trustworthy (i.e., reproducible, replicable, and based on proper applications of scientific methods). In this talk, I will critically examine these scientific debates from the perspectives of the organizational behavior/psychology (OBP) and the broader psychology literatures. I will specifically attempt to provide a balanced review of the evidence regarding the extent to which psychological and OBP research is replicable and reproducible, and whether scholars in these fields engage in questionable research practices. I will also discuss suggestions for what authors, reviewers, editors, and journals can do to enhance scientific transparency and rigor in our field.