Zoltan Kekecs: "Real time research"
Allmänt personlighets- och socialpsykologiskt seminarium med Zoltan Kekecs.
The traditional process of managing scientific data is sequential: data collection > data curation > analysis > interpretation > publication of results > data sharing. This means that data is often deposited and shared at the very end of the research lifecycle, sometimes years after the collection of the first data point. However, this practice puts constraints on transparency, and it introduces a lag into secondary data use during which the data loses its value. The fast accumulation of data and the interest in transparent and reproducible research necessitates a paradigm shift, where data acquisition, curation, analysis, decision making, and publication can run in parallel. Conducting these steps in real time continuously as data is being collected offer a solution, and this is possible with current technology. This so-called "real-time science" can improve transparency, can allow for immediate secondary use of data, while also preventing data loss and providing a more dynamic interaction between the research and the stakeholders who are interested in its outcome. The seminar will highlight tools and methods that are currently being developed to enable real-time science. In particular, we will look at how real-time direct data deposition can be implemented, and an example of a "real-time research report", which updates as data is being accumulated.
Please contact fredrik [dot] bjorklund [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se for the zoom link for the event.