EMCL8: Open Science & Transparency Methods

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


Purpose: The goal of EMCL is to provide research methods training in a hands-on, collaborative setting to researchers from different methodological backgrounds, i.e. linguists, psychologists, theorists, experimentalists, corpus linguists, etc. We do this by creating an environment where specialists learn from each other by developing a research project together where their various skills are combined.

Current focus: This year’s workshop will focus on Open Science and Transparency Methods in language research, broadly construed. Participants will learn how to incorporate open science practice and research transparency into their workflow with a focus on the preparation of a Registered Report.

Intended audience: Researchers who study language and whose work is influenced by language. The theoretical foundations of the workshop are embodiment, situated cognition and cognitive linguistics although we welcome all other theoretical groundings. No prior experimental or corpus training is required. Participants can be at different early stages in their careers, i.e. graduate students/post-grads, post-docs, junior faculty, etc.

Format: Participants will join one of 5 hands-on mini-labs for the duration of the week-long workshop. Each mini-lab will be comprised of 2 senior researchers and a group of up to 9 junior researchers. Together they will structure, organize and carry out a research project from conception to implementation. The session will end with a mini-conference where findings will be presented, followed by a general discussion.

Registered Report training: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will continue to collaborate in the preparation of the eventual registered report, working on the foundation of the collaborative work developed during the workshop. All materials produced by each project/mini-lab will be made openly available in a special journal issue intended for pedagogical purposes.
Period29 Jun 20195 Jul 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationTartu, EstoniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational