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Remote groups & repliCATS champions

Following the success of our local IDEA workshop in Rotterdam, our custom-built platform is ready to go.

This means you can start your own group and assess research claims! All you need is a minimum of five people (including you) to start a group.

What does that involve?

  • We do most of the admin to help you get started
  • You can choose how many claims you want to do (we think 5-10 is reasonable)
  • You can choose how to run the group, for example, you could a one-off workshop at your institution/home town, or incorporate this into your regular discussion group
  • Your group can meet face-to-face or virtually
  • We have a “tim tam fund” to help cater a face-to-face workshop
  • We’ll try as much as possible to assign you research claims related to your discipline (reminder: this project is looking at criminology, economics, education marketing, political science, psychology, public administration and sociology research claims)
  • …but your group could also be interdisciplinary.

There’s lots more we can say about how remote groups work, but we’re happy to be flexible so it suits you. For now just e-mail repliCATS-project@unimelb.edu.au so we can can get back to you.

Who can assess claims?

Part of the scope of the repliCATS project, and indeed the wider SCORE program is to examine the markers of expertise (e.g. education, experience, domain knowledge) plays in making good judgements about the likelihood a research claim will replicate.

This means an eligible research participant for our project is someone who has completed or is completing a relevant undergraduate degree, and is over 18 years of age. And, importantly, is interested in making judgements about replicability.

p.s. The people at our workshop had fun!

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