Open Research across DisciplinesHow the principles of open research can be applied to your discipline
Examples of open research practices
Open Data: The Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment (D-PLACE) is an expandable and open-access resource which combines data from over 1400 human societies in terms of their language, culture and environment. Drawing upon the current barrier to fully comprehending cultural diversity due to inaccessible repositories, D-PLACE helps to combat this by providing: “i) location of relevant cultural data, (ii) linking data from distinct sources using diverse ethnonyms, (iii) variable time and place foci for data, and (iv) spatial and historical dependencies among cultural groups that present challenges for analysis.” Data is available in an easily downloadable format (e.g., tables, maps and linguistic trees). With the possibility for researchers to utilise large-scale phylogenetic analyses, one key field that can benefit from this is the study of cultural evolution.
- Overview of progression towards open research. https://mediastudies.hypotheses.org/867
- Introduction to Open Science/Research for communication scholars.
- Presentations about Open Communication regarding research papers, roundtables and workshops. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLfQ-LCjJMfiFCOEG7e6hkA/playlists
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- Open database on human culture practices. https://d-place.org/contributions
- Open access repositories/archives.
- Open access journals.
- Preprint repository.
This page is adapted and extended from: Farran, E. K., Silverstein, P., Ameen, A. A., Misheva, I., & Gilmore, C. (2020, December 15). Open Research: Examples of good practice, and resources across disciplines. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/3r8hb