Provocation at behaviorchange.be conferencePresentation Transcript
Methods ProvocationProvocation focuses on using/developing newresearch methods to more rapidly advance thefield and exploit the rapid pace of technologicaldevelopment Eric Hekler Vicente Traver
500,000th App Accepted on App Store2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012Conceive Submit Conduct the studyof a study Grant Gather Receive Submit publications Pilot Data Funding for review Flickr – Metrix X
Flickr – Mathieu Struck Translation
The new methods and theories we are proposing are not reinforced in the current academic system. Current values? New Values? • Knowledge for knowledge • Relevance and social value sake • Pre-planned research • Iterative experimentation • Discipline-driven • Interdisciplinary teams and community engagement • Fiscal disconnect • Fiscal sustainability • Post-hoc Peer-Reviewed • Open Source Github-like Wiki Publications with real-time peer reviewFlickr – Mathieu Struck
How might we create new processes for reinforcing the actions of academics to foster the rapid development of new methods and theories? Flickr – Mathieu Struck
What questions other than “does it work” should we ask? What are our tools NOT good at?Flickr – Clyde Bentley
What are the most importantnew tools for us to becomeproficient at using to answer our new questions? Flickr – Cowboy Ben Alman
How can we convince ourpeers that these tools aremore appropriate than the tried and true tools?
Provocative Questions How might we create new methods for reinforcing the actions of academics to foster the rapid development of newUsing/developing methods and theories? new researchmethods to morerapidly advance the field Which new tools are best for which questions and how do we enable our peers to recognize the value of alternative methods?