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REASON Spring School 2018 Symposium

Selected talks (and follow-up workshops) on the topic of "The use of evidence in research and practice across domains":

Eileen Gambrill

Eileen Gambrill (University of California at Berkeley)

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Eileen Gambrill, PhD, is Professor of the Graduate School, School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. Her areas of interest include decision making in the helping professions, obstacles to the integration of research, practice and policy in the helping professions, and the ethics of practice. Publications include Propaganda in the Helping Professions (2012, Oxford University Press), Critical thinking in the helping professions (3rd Ed., 2012,Wiley), and Social work practice: A critical thinker's guide (3rd Ed, 2013, Oxford University Press).


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Manfred Prenzel (Munich Technical University)

The use of evidence in education                                                                                                                                                   

Manfred Prenzel, PhD, holds the Susanne Klatten Endowed Chair of Educational Research at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Munich/Germany. He completed a PhD as well as an advanced doctoral degree (Habilitation) in Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich. From 1993 he was Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Regensburg, before he changed (in 1997) to the Leibniz-Institute for Science Education (IPN) in Kiel. From 2000 until 2009 he was the Managing Director of IPN. In 2009, he was appointed by TUM as Founding Dean of the just established TUM School of Education. From 2014 until 2/2017 Manfred Prenzel served as Chair of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
The main topics of his research relate to issues of learning and teaching in different domains (science, mathematics, medicine, economics), especially on motivation / interest, conceptual change, and patterns of teaching and learning. For many years, he has been involved in large scale assessments (first of all in PISA as the National Project Manager in Germany for the cycles 2003, 2006, 2012, and as a member of the International PISA Science Expert Group).


Simine Vazire (University of California, Davis)

Thinking critically about scientific evidence: Lessons from the replicability crisis in psychology                                                            

Simine Vazire is an associate professor in the department of psychology at UC Davis. She is the director of the Personality and Self-Knowledge laboratory. She is the co-founder and current president of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, a senior editor at Collabra: Psychology, and editor in chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science. Her research examines accuracy and bias in people's perceptions of their own behavior and personality. She also conducts meta-science examining how people interpret scientific findings, and tracking trends in the methods and results of published studies in psychology over time. She teaches and blogs about research methods and reproducibility.



Christopher Osterhaus (LMU Munich)

Symposium Discussant                                                                                                                                                                  

Christopher Osterhaus is a postdoctoral research associate in psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He received a doctoral degree from the Freiburg University of Education and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research explores how children acquire scientific-thinking skills and how the basic methods of science can be made accessible to (young) children.