The book is based on content and activity from a P2PU course called Open Research that ran in 2014 and 2015. It’s organized into five chapters that consist of content, a few activities to get you thinking about how to apply the concepts and ideas, and commentary. The commentary sections summarized thoughts from the course participants, and was a beautiful way to honor their voices and participation.
Below are my notes – mostly for my own reference when I embark on future open research projects of my own and hopefully with collaborators.
- variety of ways to define open
- openness in many contexts
- School of Open: P2P University offers more classes in this area
- difference between authorship and ownership
Ethics in the open
- overview of ethical considerations when working with (human) research participants
- considerations for researchers not affiliated with an institution that has an IRB/ethical review board
- apply basic principles of avoiding harm, ensuring consent is informed, and respecting privacy and people
- develop your own moral compass: particularly crucial for researchers working in the open [education, etc] space
- open access journals can be found via the Directory of Open Access Journals
- depending upon the journal, an article processing charge may apply
Reflecting in the open
- reflection is a huge part of research! can take the form of blog posts or a research journal
- for the purpose of this book, emphasis is on the former
- audio, text, and video reflections from researchers who blog in the open about their work
- I have many articles saved from the researchers featured in this chapter 🙂
- join GO-GN!