Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

To improve outcomes in statistics education - namely the acquisition of statistical literacy - we need a new approach to how the subject is delivered in psychology and behavioral sciences. To do this, key indicators and impacts of barriers to learning statistics...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3265v1
1,216 downloads
3,531 views

Open scholarship, such as the sharing of articles, code, data, and educational resources, has the potential to improve university research and education, as well as increase the impact universities can have beyond their own walls. To support this perspective, I...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2711v3
12 downloads
89 views

Models and the process of modeling are fundamental to the discipline of biology, and therefore should be incorporated into undergraduate biology courses. In this essay, we draw upon the literature and our own teaching experiences to provide practical suggestions...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3215v1
795 downloads
2,416 views

Over the last three decades data has become ubiquitous and cheap. This transition has accelerated over the last five years and training in statistics, machine learning, and data analysis have struggled to keep up. In April 2014 we launched a program of nine courses,...

["Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3195v1
356 downloads
1,597 views

Computers are a central tool in the research process, enabling complex and large scale data analysis. As computer-based research has increased in complexity, so have the challenges of ensuring that this research is reproducible. To address this challenge, we review...

["Anthropology","Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3192v1
589 downloads
2,427 views

Spreadsheets are widely used software tools for data entry, storage, analysis, and visualization. Focusing on the data entry and storage aspects, this paper offers practical recommendations for organizing spreadsheet data to reduce errors and ease later analyses....

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3183v1
20 downloads
178 views

While the benefits of undergraduate research experiences (UREs) are recognized for undergraduates, the advantages of UREs for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty are not clearly outlined. The analysis of genomic data is particularly well-suited...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3149v1
23 downloads
166 views

To discuss whether there is relationship between short-term and long-time attenuation effects of ventilation caused by diving activity. The ventilation observed before and after hyperbaric exposure for 20min by case-control experiments. Participants of the experimental...

["Respiratory Medicine","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3027v2
78 downloads
132 views

The Geraniales Phylogeny Poster (GPP) depicts the phylogenetic relationships between the five families of the order recognized here: Geraniaceae, Hypseocharitaceae, Vivianiaceae, Francoaceae, and Melianthaceae – down to the genus level – based on past and most...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3127v1
3,378 downloads
22,210 views

The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v1
202 downloads
327 views

The public reputation of spiders is that they are deadly poisonous, brown and nondescript, and hairy and ugly. There are tales describing how they lay eggs in human skin, frequent toilet seats in airports, and crawl into your mouth when you are sleeping. Misinformation...

["Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3028v1
40 downloads
527 views

Research assessment is the process or a metric which aims to assess the impact of the research study. The assessment may include the process that aims in evaluating the quality or intellect of a researcher given the notion that qualified scientists are more productive...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3015v1
12 downloads
128 views

Objective: The objective of this work is to obtain validity evidence for an evaluation instrument used to assess the performance level of a mastoidectomy. The instrument has been previously described and had been formulated by a multi-institutional consortium....

["Otorhinolaryngology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2954v1
27 downloads
343 views

The relationship between the teacher and the student is changing as information becomes more readily available, and the science of education is evolving in parallel. The question then is: what is expected from the modern teacher in medicine? As young physician...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2948v1
75 downloads
465 views

Fisheries sciences and management involve complex problems not easily addressed by a single set of stakeholders or methodologies from one discipline; accordingly, the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN) was initiated to increase fisheries research capacity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2291v2
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