New Year’s Resolutions

A new year — time to have a quick look back, and more importantly, a look forward! Here are some of my new year’s resolutions, posted here not for your convenience, but rather to make sure I stick to them… But first, a look back… I know 2016 is generally regarded to have been a Continue Reading

Easing the pain of preregistration: Data Unboxing Parties!

Hi all. It’s been a while, for sure – lots of stuff been going on over the past months, including giving a TEDx talk, getting a new puppy, getting an annoying diagnosis, and me presenting at the Parapsychological Association meeting in Boulder. Yes, I’ve turned to the dark side. Sort of. In Boulder, I met several wonderful Continue Reading

Working hours

Today’s short rant is not on science, but rather on the process of science. This tweet by Erika Salomon really resonated with me. It is about working hours in academia. Erika calls for academics to call out when someone asks students (or colleagues for that matter) to work for unreasonable hours. Consider this my pledge for support. Upfront, Continue Reading

On difficult surnames, reputation traps and a loose cable

Leonid Schneider asked me for my thoughts on his post on Frontiers in Paranormal Activities, in response to my sharing of Sam Schwarzkopf’s annoyance with people getting his last name wrong. I’ve got a difficult surname as well – it’s pronounced ‘yolay’, should that be of interest; ‘ij’ is a diphtong in Dutch, Jolij is Continue Reading

Open data, better data?

The New England Journal of Medicine has done it – post an [editorial], invent a new term (data parasites) and nicely evoke the wrath of Twitter (or in particular,, the Open Science Movement). Nice move, NEJM! As a quick recap, the editorial lists some pros and cons of data sharing, a practice we see shockingly Continue Reading