The Human Development Brown Bag/Colloquium Series Presents:
Dr. Stephen Ceci
“Why what you read does not cover everything about gender
bias in science: The need for adversarial collaboration"
Most psychologists recognize the benefits of Open Science procedures for
increasing the reliability of science. But there is another practice that can
increase the validity of science, yet few are aware of it. This is called Adversarial
Collaboration, or AC. ACs are team-science efforts in which members are
expressly chosen (e.g., by editorial boards) to represent discordant positions on
a topic of interest. We present a combination of data and recent experience to
argue that ACs are uniquely able to settle long-standing disputes among
researchers, but they also present challenges. We describe our recent AC on
long-standing disputes surrounding claims of gender bias in academia and
discuss the reaction (or lack thereof) from the elite science media.