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Background Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are technological innovations have been successfully applied in a wide variety of disciplines to deliver quality online education. These courses are an area of intense focus of educational research. Preliminary studies...

["Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26879v1
24 downloads
113 views

Introduction Knowledge Translation (KT) is expected to be a critical learning outcome of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. It continues to serve as an area of interest among educators and healthcare providers due to its importance to evidence-based...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26861v1
490 downloads
2,754 views

There is a massive crisis of confidence in statistical inference, which has largely been attributed to overemphasis on and abuse of hypothesis testing. Much of the abuse stems from failure to recognize that statistical tests not only test hypotheses, but countless...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26857v1
350 downloads
914 views

Scholarly research faces threats to its sustainability on multiple domains (access, incentives, reproducibility, inclusivity). We argue that "after-the-fact" research papers do not help and actually cause some of these threats because the chronology of the research...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26462v2
1,660 downloads
3,851 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.3192v2
39 downloads
82 views

There are numerous models for affective states classification and social behavior description. Despite proving their reliability, some of these classifications turn out to be redundant, while others — insufficient for certain practical purposes. In this paper we...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26729v1
169 downloads
785 views

The proposed protocol is for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of whole-grains (WG) on non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and obesity. The primary objectives is to explore the mechanisms of...

["Agricultural Science","Nutrition","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26710v1
53 downloads
196 views

Public support for research depends, in part, on the eventual societal benefits from research. Maintaining that support likely requires sustained engagement between the research community and the broader public. Yet, there is little organized effort to evaluate...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26672v2
35 downloads
105 views

Introduction: Rugby Sevens is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, especially the sevens variant after its inclusion in the Summer Olympics’ programme. The Portuguese University Sevens Championship is an amateur tournament that takes place every year....

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26651v1
126 downloads
414 views

This report summarizes the scientific content and activities of the second edition of the Brazilian Student Council Symposium organized by the Regional Student Group Brazil (RSG-Brazil), a branch of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26521v1
105 downloads
400 views

We describe the scientific community of an India effort, the Bioinfomatics Club for Experimenting Scientists (Bioclues) whose aim works on four avenues, viz. Mentoring, Outreach, Research and Entrepreneurship (MORE). Incepted in the year 2005, the organization...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26503v1
23,301 downloads
63,522 views

The website Sci-Hub enables users to download PDF versions of scholarly articles, including many articles that are paywalled at their journal’s site. Sci-Hub has grown rapidly since its creation in 2011, but the extent of its coverage was unclear. Here we report...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v3
385 downloads
1,281 views

A vibrant American biomedical research enterprise requires a constant infusion of young scientists proposing and conducting important, innovative research. Demographic analyses indicate that the biomedical research workforce has been aging, with scientists launching...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26465v1
72 downloads
195 views

Background: Resident experience and opinions regarding robotic surgical training as part of the formal obstetrics and gynecology curriculum has not been reported. Objective: To evaluate residents’ experience with the newly introduced Robotic Olympics and a robotic...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Women's Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3510v2
145 downloads
600 views

The 2nd Argentine Symposium of Young Bioinformatics Researchers (2SAJIB, according to its acronym in Spanish) took place on November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. SAJIB is the main annual student-based activity in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3504v2
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