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A podcast about the methods and metascience of developmental science, cohosted by Jessica Logan @jarlogan and Sara Hart @saraannhart. We talk about developmental sciencing, including data collection, data analysis, research methods, and open science, as well as life in academia. Think about it like a lab meeting where you don’t have to do the readings and never have to present. ​

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A podcast about the methods and metascience of developmental science, cohosted by Jessica Logan @jarlogan and Sara Hart @saraannhart. We talk about developmental sciencing, including data collection, data analysis, research methods, and open science, as well as life in academia. Think about it like a lab meeting where you don’t have to do the readings and never have to present. ​

    S2E10: Managing the Paper Queue

    S2E10: Managing the Paper Queue

    In this episode Jess and Sara talk about managing all the manuscripts that they are working on. We talk about whether and how we keep track of those papers that are nearly done, partly done, or just an idea, and how that changes when you are a first author vs. a coauthor. We also talk about how we mentor students through the writing process, from idea through to finished draft. We’ll cover broad concepts and specific tools of the trade.

    Mentioned in this article:

    National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

    The Twitter thread about writing

    Trello 

    • 57 min
    S3E9: What is Heritability Anyway?

    S3E9: What is Heritability Anyway?

    In this episode, Jess and Sara finally (Finally!) tackle the basic premise of behavior genetics. We talk about what kinds of research questions you can ask with genetically sensitive designs, describe what heritability is and what it’s not, and discuss just how it’s possible that scientists can use data from twin pairs to understand how much of the variance in some skill or behavior is due to genes and how much is attributable to the environment. A lot of that estimate depends on just how much genes and environments vary within a twin pair and between twin pairs (see what we did there?).

    In this episode we talked about:

    Sara’s paper with the figures that Jess describes: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41539-020-00079-z/figures/3

    Here’s a cool introductory paper written for Frontiers for young minds that covers much of this introductory content: https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2019.00059

    Connect with the podcast on twitter @within_between, or email us letters about developmental science at withinandbetweenpod@gmail.com. More episodes and podcast information at WithinandBetweenPod.com. Follow Dr. Hart on twitter @Saraannhart Follow Dr. Logan on twitter @Jarlogan. Our theme music was composed by Jason Flowers. Our logo was created by Nathan Archer. Recorded November 28, 2021.

    • 44 min
    3E8: Planned Missing Data - This Cell Intentionally Left Blank.

    3E8: Planned Missing Data - This Cell Intentionally Left Blank.

    If you’ve ever had to deal with missing data, you’ve probably wished you could avoid it completely in the future. So why on earth would anyone design a study where data are missing on purpose? When you set up a project, there are actually several advantages to selecting a subset of people to skip assessments, items, or waves on purpose. Jess and Sara describe those designs here, and just what the advantages are, as well as fun future directions for one specific subtype of these designs: The two-method measurement planned missingness design. Even though we start with a basic missing data overview, and you might think that missing data is scary or boring, we SWEAR this one is interesting.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    The preprint on how to handle missing data decision tree: https://psyarxiv.com/mdw5r/

    The paper that introduces the longitudinal version of the two method measurement design: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025414542711

    Menglin Xu and Jess’s paper in JREE: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19345747.2021.1875528

    Overview of different types of planning missing data designs in education research:  https://doi.org/10.1080/00461520.2016.1208094

    Connect with the podcast on twitter @within_between, or email us letters about developmental science at withinandbetweenpod@gmail.com. More episodes and podcast information at WithinandBetweenPod.com. Follow Dr. Hart on twitter @Saraannhart Follow Dr. Logan on twitter @Jarlogan. Our theme music was composed by Jason Flowers. Our logo was created by Nathan Archer. Recorded November 16, 2021.

    • 54 min
    S3E7: Parts of a Grant Budget

    S3E7: Parts of a Grant Budget

    Why do you write a grant? To get money to do some sort of project of course! But how do you figure out how much money you need? Through a grant budget! But what goes into a grant budget? All kinds of things that you might expect (e.g., cost of the materials you need) and some things that you maybe don’t (e.g., Indirect costs). How can I find out what those budget-y things are and what they mean? You’re in luck, friend. That’s what Jess and Sara talk about for this whole episode! But Jess, why did you structure this whole show note blurb as questions and answers? Playing around with different narrative structures is both fun AND informative.

    Connect with the podcast on twitter @within_between, or email us letters about developmental science at withinandbetweenpod@gmail.com. More episodes and podcast information at WithinandBetweenPod.com. Follow Dr. Hart on twitter @Saraannhart Follow Dr. Logan on twitter @Jarlogan. Our theme music was composed by Jason Flowers. Our logo was created by Nathan Archer. Recorded November 13, 2021.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3E6: Preregistrations

    S3E6: Preregistrations

    Preregistration is writing down your idea for how you plan to collect and analyze your data _before_ you actually start collecting or analyzing it. In this episode, Jess and Sara talk about the many benefits of preregistration, the differences between preregistration and registered reports, describe their experiences with it, discuss some resources, and (hopefully) put to rest some fears about the practice that you might have.

    Some resources we mention in this episode:

    Sara’s blog post on preregistration: https://www.womeninedresearch.com/news/preregistrations

    Paper Sara was thinking of when she talked about the distribution of p-values between preregistered and not preregistered work (it’s really the distribution of effect sizes): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6470248/

    Garden of forking paths: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/unpublished/p_hacking.pdf

    Preregistration templates at OSF: https://osf.io/zab38/wiki/home/

    Connect with the podcast on twitter @within_between, or email us letters about developmental science at withinandbetweenpod@gmail.com. More episodes and podcast information at WithinandBetweenPod.com. Follow Dr. Hart on twitter @Saraannhart Follow Dr. Logan on twitter @Jarlogan. Our theme music was composed by Jason Flowers. Our logo was created by Nathan Archer. Recorded September 12, 2021.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3E5: Trajectories have variance too!

    S3E5: Trajectories have variance too!

    Trajectory of heritability to the heritability of trajectories?

    Measuring growth in skills and abilities over time is practically (maybe literally!) synonymous with developmental science. In this episode, Jess and Sara talk about how static measurements of a skill can have different variance, and different predictors, from growth in that skill. After a general discussion, we dive into how that plays into estimates of heritability, and the difference between the trajectory of heritability and the heritability of trajectories.

    Our Response paper: https://psyarxiv.com/qtwhg/

    Uchiyama and colleagues “Cultural Evolution of Genetic Heritability” from 2021.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences

    Paper mentioned that examined the heritability of general cognitive ability across ages.

    Sara’s lab meta-analysis summarizing heritability of reading.

    Connect with the podcast on twitter @within_between, or email us letters about developmental science at withinandbetweenpod@gmail.com. More episodes and podcast information at WithinandBetweenPod.com. Follow Dr. Hart on twitter @Saraannhart Follow Dr. Logan on twitter @Jarlogan. Our theme music was composed by Jason Flowers. Our logo was created by Nathan Archer. This episode was recorded 9/26/2021.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

SAiL Lit Lab ,

Pure awesomeness

Great content for anyone interested in development, the scientific process, &/or academia!

ECE PhD student ,

Great for graduate students!

Thank you! I learned of this podcast from the POWER Consortium. I have learned so much about the hidden curriculum of academia, even beyond what was taught in my professional seminar course.

Mahaff_e ,

Absolutely love!!

Drs Logan and Hart do such a lovely job discussing developmental metascience in a way that is accessible, entertaining, and informative. As a junior researcher in the field, I really enjoy listening to them talk about various aspects of science and research. Listening makes me feel like I really do belong in academia. Thanks for making this podcast!!

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