We will be tackling the question of how to use reflexivity in our research process, and how reflexivity could aid open science practices.
“Reflexivity is the process by which the researcher continually and explicitly engages in self-awareness and analysis of personal influences on the research process. Reflexivity on the part of the researcher allows them to question and adapt their interpretations, based on issues that arise during the study” (p.5 Field & Derksen, 2020). Practicing reflexivity throughout the research process, could help to produce an honest and critical account of the research process and potentially increase the quality of your interpretations and conclusions.
Do you agree? And if yes, how to get started practicing reflexivity? How could it help in your personal journey towards more open science? Let’s discuss next week.
For a bit of thought stimulating background, please read “Experimenter as automaton; experimenter as human: exploring the position of the researcher in scientific research“ (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13194-020-00324-7) from Sarahanne M. Field and Maarten Derksen.
Date/time: Thursday February 11, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00