Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The timely and accurate dissemination of scientific discoveries is of utmost importance so that scientific knowledge can be advanced and applied to benefit the public. Scientists communicate amongst themselves at conferences, via journal articles, and, increasingly...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27098v1
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Bioinformatics is a highly interdisciplinary field providing applications for scientists from many disciplines. Installing and starting applications on the command-line (CL) is a problem for many scientists, nonetheless, most methods are implemented with a CL interface...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27095v1
1,361 downloads
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There has been much discussion of a "replication crisis" related to 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...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26857v2
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For more than 20 years, panels of experts have recommended that universities collect and publish data on the career outcomes of Ph.D. students. However, little progress has been made. Over the past few years, a handful of universities, including those in the National...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3370v2
2,809 downloads
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Scientific publications have not traditionally been accompanied by data, either during the peer review process or when published. Concern has arisen that the literature in many fields may contain inaccuracies or errors that cannot be detected without inspecting...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26968v1
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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.26465v2
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The institutions of science are in a state of flux. Declining public funding for basic science, the increasingly corporatized administration of universities, increasing “adjunctification” of the professoriate and poor academic career prospects for postdoctoral...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26885v2
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The rapid increase in volume and complexity of biomedical data requires changes in research, communication, training, and clinical practices. This includes learning how to effectively integrate automated analysis with high-data-density visualizations that clearly...

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26896v1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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