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Materials for discussion around inclusion and diversity in research

  • 1.  Materials for discussion around inclusion and diversity in research

    Posted 06-09-2020 11:32

    Hello everyone,

    As director of our PhD program in Developmental Psychology, I hold regular meetings with the PhD community of students around critical topics in professional and scholarly growth. These include topics around research transparency, data sharing, and open science; ethics in conducting research; management of time for scholarship; tips on writing papers and grants; and so on.

    I would like to engage in September as we reconvene around the topic of inclusion and diversity, broadly defined. This would include discussion around (1) the populations we study; (2) the measures we use (normed on certain groups to the exclusion of others); (3) the demographics of the researchers/faculty/and students at our institutions; (4) experiences around stereotyping, discrimination, racism at a personal level, and so on.

    Do people have any good materials, teaching tips, exercises, etc. for such discussions? These are PhD students, but of course, the issues generalize to all student levels.

    Cathie



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    Catherine Tamis-Lemonda
    Professor
    New York NY
    212-998-5399
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  • 2.  RE: Materials for discussion around inclusion and diversity in research

    Posted 06-10-2020 09:22
    In case this is helpful, I taught a graduate seminar on "Replication and Representation in Developmental Science" last year [link to syllabus google doc]. We had really great discussions, although the course material themselves focused on points 1-3 that you raised (point 4 came up in some of our discussions, but I don't think is covered in readings).

    I also talk about representation (especially around points 1 and 4) in my undergraduate classes and students really engage with those topics, though my classes are too big to have a lot of discussion.

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    Jasmine DeJesus
    UNC Greensboro
    jmdejes2@uncg.edu
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