In this TILE seminar, we heard about preprints and how they make research accessible for all to read – before manuscripts are submitted or accepted for publication in scientific journals. Dr Emily Nordmann discussed various examples how to engage in this open science approach and how teachers, researchers, and students can benefit from it.

All resources can be found below.

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A preprint is a version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes formal peer review and publication. Preprints are typically made available open-access through dedicated preprint servers such as EdArXiv. In this talk, Emily will explain how and why academics (and in particular teaching-focused academics) should consider disseminating their work through preprints and discuss common questions and concerns. She will also talk about how preprints can be used by teachers and students, both to gain access to research and as an educational tool to help teach students about the process of science.

About the speaker:

Dr Emily Nordmann is a teaching-focused Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Glasgow where she teaches research methods, individual differences and #rstats. She is a vocal advocate of open science and open educational resources and strive to incorporate them into both my teaching and my research design. As a member of the PsyTeachR team Emily has authored several open-access data skills books and tutorials, and she is also the Communications Chair of EdArXiv, the preprint sever for the education research community. You can follow her work on Twitter: @emilynordmann