Stimulating giving with one small addition

Practical implications for the use of social information as a stimulant for donation behavior.  The following report is a summary of my dissertation and based on five years of scientific research. In this report we discuss how and when social information can be used as a stimulant for charitable giving. Why follow the donation behavior … Continue reading Stimulating giving with one small addition

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Why a pre-analysis data plan is important, useful and easily done

More and more scientists talk about open science and preregistering your design. The main goal is to warrant the quality of the research and to ensure that the knowledge is shared. I have a positive experience with preregistration. However, is can oftentimes seem daunting and binding. My fellow PhDs ask me: ‘what if I make … Continue reading Why a pre-analysis data plan is important, useful and easily done

Open science and pre-registration: let’s unite instead of fight

Open science and pre-registration, why am I writing a blog about this? I often hear that PhD’s perceive their work as stressful, competitive, solitary and disconnected with the rest of the world. A seemingly unrelated problem is the private profit maximization and the collective inefficiency in information asymmetries that are inherent in competitive markets. What … Continue reading Open science and pre-registration: let’s unite instead of fight

Vlog/promo: online engagement, video making and open science

Hi there. I've developed a short promo for our newest course, in collaboration with the VU Graduate Winter School. You can watch the promo/vlog BY CLICKING HERE.  <<<<<<<<<<< During the course you will learn more about online engagement and video making. You will receive an extensive pitch and video making training. During the course we will … Continue reading Vlog/promo: online engagement, video making and open science

Crowdfunding research: how does that work?

Written by Connie van Uffelen news editor at the Delta Journalistic platform TU Delft.  Is crowdfunding an option to finance your research? PhD student Claire van Teunenbroek from the Centre for Philanthropic Studies at the VU is exploring that topic. Lees in het Nederlands As a researcher, you are increasingly dependent on research funding from third … Continue reading Crowdfunding research: how does that work?

Crowdfunding science-only projects: Good alliance, or bad marriage?

Slides of the presentation: Crowdfunding for Science_VanTeunenbroek2018 I've been asked to provide a lecture about the possibilities of crowdfunding to fund scientific projects (that is science-only crowdfunding). For a short preview, see below: There is an increasing focus on third party funding to support scientific research, since it can be a resourceful way for scholars and … Continue reading Crowdfunding science-only projects: Good alliance, or bad marriage?

Crowdfunding for science: let it be?

I am often asked about the opportunity of crowdfunding to fund scientific projects. Is it of any use? Isn't it insignificant, meaning that the amounts assembled are too small. In my opinion crowdfunding should not be overlooked and is has its opportunities. Is it a savior? No it is not, but what is? Well, not a … Continue reading Crowdfunding for science: let it be?

Communicating your research findings (Bessensap workshop)

The Bessensap workshop was successful and productive. The workshop consisted out of three parts: 1) introduction Scientistwanted, 2) phd pitch, and 3) Panel discussion. The room was packed with journalists, policy makers, scientists etc. The workshop was organised by ScientistWanted,  Yvonne Smit and myself. A total of five PhD students presented the value of their … Continue reading Communicating your research findings (Bessensap workshop)

ARTICLE: Follow the crowd (van Teunenbroek & Bekkers)

For the latest draft: click here The following article is under review, comments and suggestions are always welcome (p.s.c.van.teunenbroek@vu.nl). Below I summarize the main findings, for a complete overview of the findings please read the draft presented above. Short summary (really short) Introduction: Guiding human decision making by a discrete suggestion, that is a nudge, … Continue reading ARTICLE: Follow the crowd (van Teunenbroek & Bekkers)

1 minuut pitch onderzoek | Workshop Bessensap 2018 (NL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoiMWZb8HSQ   In de filmpje pitch ik mijn onderzoek in 1 minuut. Dit is voor de workshop die ik samen met ScientistWanted en Yvonne Smit ga geven op Bessensap 2018 (15 juni). Voor meer info over de workshop klik hier.  Wil jij ook een pitch geven, maar dan voor een publiek vol van journalisten en wetenschappers? … Continue reading 1 minuut pitch onderzoek | Workshop Bessensap 2018 (NL)