When we published the Agenda for Open Science in Communication roughly one year ago, I expected to receive pushback. After all, we called for a sweeping change of several well-established research practices. Transparency instead of confidentiality, research openly accessible but not hidden behind paywalls, showing instead of telling, quality instead of quantity.
I expected to receive pushback coming from the established quantitative scholars. From the p-hackers, the grinders, the paper manufacturers, the data-dredgers, the beneficiaries of the old and closed system. However, I didn’t expect to receive pushback from the more qualitative-oriented scholars.1
Well, turns out I was wrong.Continue reading →