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At the University of Leeds, we believe that all members of our research community play a crucial role in developing and promoting a positive and inclusive research culture. Across the globe, the urgent need for a better Research Culture in Higher Education is widely accepted – but how do you make it happen? This weekly podcast focuses on our ideas, approaches and learning as we contribute to the University's attempt to create a Research Culture in which everyone can thrive. Whether you undertake, lead, fund or benefit from research - these are the conversations to listen to if you want to explore what a positive Research Culture is and why it matters.

Unless specified in the episode shownotes, Research Culture Uncovered © 2023 by Research Culturosity, University of Leeds is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. Some episodes may be licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0, please check before use.

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At the University of Leeds, we believe that all members of our research community play a crucial role in developing and promoting a positive and inclusive research culture. Across the globe, the urgent need for a better Research Culture in Higher Education is widely accepted – but how do you make it happen? This weekly podcast focuses on our ideas, approaches and learning as we contribute to the University's attempt to create a Research Culture in which everyone can thrive. Whether you undertake, lead, fund or benefit from research - these are the conversations to listen to if you want to explore what a positive Research Culture is and why it matters.

Unless specified in the episode shownotes, Research Culture Uncovered © 2023 by Research Culturosity, University of Leeds is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. Some episodes may be licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0, please check before use.

    (S3 E3) Open research in the curriculum with Dr Madeleine Pownall

    (S3 E3) Open research in the curriculum with Dr Madeleine Pownall

    In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? This episode is part of Season 3, hosted by Nick Sheppard who will be speaking to colleagues from both the University of Leeds and from other universities and organizations about open research, what it is, how it's practiced in different disciplines, and how it relates to research culture. In this episode Nick is joined by Dr Madeleine (Maddi) Pownall.
    Maddi is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds. She completed her PhD in 2022 in Social Psychology and is a Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) Fellow. She has contributed extensively to the Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT) and was voted HE Psychology teacher of the year 2022. You can connect to Maddi via Twitter.
    Maddi talks about how she didn’t know a huge amount about open research when she started her PhD, and that the ‘replication crisis’ in Psychology meant she was having lots of conversations about reproducibility, open science and rigorous research practice. Now, as a teaching scholarship lecturer, open research is central to her work and she is particularly interested in how we can embed it in a pedagogical context.
    In this episode we talk about:
    what robust research looks like in social psychology and how it relates to other disciplines navigating open science as an early career feminist researcher – power, voice and inequalities what’s good for research and what that actually means for the people doing the research her work with the Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT) community her research with FORRT exploring whether open research might actually impact student outcomes in any way the need for nuanced discussion around open research and whether it is always appropriate in a specific research context the Curriculum Redefined programme at Leeds and a goal to explicitly integrate open research into the curriculum the need for empirical evidence of potential impact of open research on student outcomes and her plans to design a research project to explore this nationally
    Be sure to check out the other episodes in this season!
    Links:
    HE Psychology Teacher of the Year 2022Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence (LITE) Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT) Navigating Open Science as Early Career Feminist Researchers (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/03616843211029255) The impact of open and reproducible scholarship on students’ scientific literacy, engagement, and attitudes towards science: A review and synthesis of the evidence (preprint DOI: https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/9e526) Curriculum Redefined at the University of Leeds
    Follow us on twitter: @ResDevLeeds, @OpenResLeeds, @ResCultureLeeds
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    (S3 E2) Open research as an early career researcher and ReproducibiliTea with Kelly Lloyd

    (S3 E2) Open research as an early career researcher and ReproducibiliTea with Kelly Lloyd

    In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? This episode is part of Season 3, hosted by Nick Sheppard who will be speaking to colleagues from both the University of Leeds and from other universities and organizations about open research, what it is, how it's practiced in different disciplines, and how it relates to research culture. In this episode Nick is joined by Kelly Lloyd.
    Kelly has recently completed an ESRC funded PhD in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences on the topic of investigating decision making in cancer preventative therapy. Kelly is also one of the organizers of the Reproducibilitea Journal Club here at Leeds. You can connect to Kelly via LinkedIn and Twitter.
    NOTE: since recording this podcast Kelly has passed her viva and successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr Lloyd!
    Kelly talks about her 'origin story' from her undergraduate degree in psychology to her Master's in social research where she was introduced to the principles of open research through Chris Chambers' book "The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology" which she highly recommends and says is applicable across a range of disciplines, not just psychology.
    Nick has learned a lot from ReproducibiliTea, and from Kelly personally, especially about preregistration.
    In this episode we talk about:
    the problem of replication in psychology which has been found to affect most other disciplines; often referred to as 'the reproducibility crisis'that qualitative research can't always be fully open, when interview participants may be identifiable for examplethe importance of detailed methodology to enable research to be reproducedthe role of registered reports and preregistration in reducing "questionable research practices" such as selective reporting and HARKing (Hypothesising After Results are Known)whether preregistration can also be used for qualitative researchbarriers to open research, including the time commitment and current lack of incentiveshow there can be a tendency to gatekeeping, even bullying in open science; so called "bropen science"the early career researcher led ReproducibiliTea journal club initiative
    Be sure to check out the other episodes in this season!
    Links:
    Leeds ReproducibiliTeaThe Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice - Chris ChambersA factorial randomised trial investigating factors influencing general practitioners’ willingness to prescribe aspirin for cancer preventive therapy in Lynch syndrome: a registered reportOpen Science Framework - What is Preregistration?Registered Reports: Peer review before results are known to align scientific values and practices#bropenscience is broken science
    Follow us on twitter: a href="https://my.captivate.fm/twitter.com/ResDevLeeds" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 44 min
    (S3 Bonus 1) Research Culture Uncovered are taking a break

    (S3 Bonus 1) Research Culture Uncovered are taking a break

    In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? This short bonus episode with Ruth Winden is released to explain a short gap in our podcasts due to ongoing strike action in UK Higher Education institutions. As a collective we have decided not to release new episodes on strike days so we will be back shortly!
    In the meantime, be sure to check out the other episodes from Emma Spary, Ged Hall, Tony Bromley, Ruth Winden and Nick Sheppard with a few special guest appearances.
    Links:
    Researcher Development and Culture WebsiteOur Concordat Implementation plans and progressUniversity of Leeds Research Culture StatementUniversity of Leeds Responsible Metrics StatementUniversity of Leeds Open Research Statement
    Follow us on twitter: @ResDevLeeds, @OpenResLeeds, @ResCultureLeeds
    If you would like to contribute to a podcast episode get in touch: researcherdevelopment@leeds.ac.uk

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    (S3E1) Exploring open research in different disciplines with Dr Dorka Tamás

    (S3E1) Exploring open research in different disciplines with Dr Dorka Tamás

    In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? This episode is part of Season 3, hosted by Nick Sheppard who will be speaking to colleagues from both the University of Leeds and from other universities and organizations about open research, what it is, how it's practiced in different disciplines, and how it relates to research culture. In this episode Nick is joined by Dr Dorka Tamás.
    Funded by Research England, Dorka has been working on a series of open research case studies here at Leeds. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Exeter in 2022, examining the presence of the supernatural in Sylvia Plath's poetry. You can connect to Dorka via LinkedIn or Twitter.
    With her background in English, Dorka has learned a lot about open research through this role and how it can relate to the humanities as well as STEM disciplines. She talks about how she did not receive any training about open practices through her PhD, which she thinks would have benefitted her.
    In thi episode talk about:
    providing open research training for PhD students and PGRsdiffering terminology and concepts across different disciplines including reproducibility, open and FAIR data, preprints and preregistrationher use of archives in her own research and what 'open research' might mean in the study of Englishbarriers to practicing open research that have emerged through the case studiesher future plans in academia including turning her PhD into a monograph
    Be sure to check out the other episodes in this season!
    Links:
    Case by case: Open research in different disciplinesOpen Research Case studies by facultyThe Supernatural in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry: From Salem to Ariel (PhD thesis, access restricted pending monograph)Sylvia Plath’s reimagination of the Grimms’ fairy tales in postwar American culture (Journal article, open access)Sylvia Plath and the supernatural
    Follow us on twitter: @ResDevLeeds, @OpenResLeeds, @ResCultureLeeds
    If you would like to contribute to a podcast episode get in touch: academicdev@leeds.ac.uk

    • 30 min
    (S1 Bonus 1) The Researcher Development Concordat - as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.......

    (S1 Bonus 1) The Researcher Development Concordat - as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.......

    In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? This bonus episode is released as part of our Concordat Awareness Month at the University of Leeds (January 2023). In this episode your host Emma Spary takes you through an introduction to the Researcher Development Concordat, what it is and how it forms a key part of research culture.
    The Concordat is an agreement between universities, research institutes and funders to support the career development of researchers in the UK. In this short introduction we cover everything you need to know to get involved, including:
    One AgreementTwo NamesThree PrinciplesFour Stakeholders How you can get involvedWhy you should get involved
    Emma also highlights the Researcher Development Concordat website created by Universities UK. Here you can get a copy of the Concordat and find out who has signed up.
    Be sure to check out the other episodes in this season to find out more about the hosts Emma Spary, Ged Hall, Tony Bromley, Ruth Winden and Nick Sheppard with a few special guest appearances.
    Links:
    Researcher Development and Culture WebsiteOur Concordat Implementation plans and progressUniversity of Leeds Research Culture StatementUniversity of Leeds Responsible Metrics StatementUniversity of Leeds Open Research Statement
    Follow us on twitter: @ResDevLeeds, @OpenResLeeds, @ResCultureLeeds
    If you would like to contribute to a podcast episode get in touch: academicdev@leeds.ac.uk

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    (S2E12) The Sisyphus metaphor: researchers in long term temporary contracts

    (S2E12) The Sisyphus metaphor: researchers in long term temporary contracts

    In conversation with Dr Cecile Menard (University of Edinburgh). In our weekly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? In Season 2, we are in conversation with a number of presenters from the Researcher Education and Development Scholarship International Conference of 2022. In this episode our discussion covers:
    A research project interviewing long term researchersThe three identities of long term researchers - 'The candidate', 'The accidental researcher', 'The career researcher'.The Sisyphus metaphor'The current academic structure is ill adapted to contemporary research'.
    Related links from the podcast:
    Link to the paper discussed in the podcast: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0274486
    Preliminary results of the follow-up study mentioned at the end of the podcast are available here: Long-term research staff survey: preliminary results from closed-ended questions (figshare.com)
    Be sure to check out all the episodes in this season!
    Further links:
    Researcher Education and Development Scholarship ConferenceResearcher Development and Culture WebsiteOur Concordat Implementation plans and progressUniversity of Leeds Research Culture StatementUniversity of Leeds Responsible Metrics StatementUniversity of Leeds Open Research Statement
    Follow us on twitter: @ResDevLeeds, @OpenResLeeds, @ResCultureLeeds
    If you would like to contribute to a podcast episode get in touch: academicdev@leeds.ac.uk

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