PhD Students Supervised Collectively Rather Than Individually Are Quicker to Complete Their Theses
Comparing the experiences of individually and collectively supervised students on the same doctoral programme, it was found that collective supervision, during the first year at least, is correlated with significantly shorter times to thesis completion compared to individual supervision.
A study has revealed a high prevalence of inconsistencies in reported statistical test results. Such inconsistencies make results unreliable, as they become “irreproducible”, and ultimately affect the level of trust in scientific reporting.
Without Urgent Action Big and Open Data May Widen Existing Inequalities and Social Divides
The unsustainable nature of the digital data landscape, the quality and credibility of the data themselves, and how data sources currently represent only privileged individuals, are challenges that can be overcome, but to do so requires significant investment in key data governance priorities.
It's Time to Incentivise the Behaviours That Are Good for Research and Researchers
The importance of addressing researchers’ recognition and reward structures, arguing it is time to move to a system that uses metrics and indicators that incentivise the types of behaviours that are good for research and researchers.