97: Slow science

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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 97: Slow science
Pub date: 2019-12-02

Dan and James discuss the concept of “slow science”, which has been proposed in order to improve the quality of scientific research and create a more sustainable work environment.

Here’s what they cover in this episode

  • Thank you patrons day!
  • Social media algorithms reward outrage, not quality of substance
  • A paper on slow science from Uta Frith, which includes a proposal of publication limits
  • Is information overload really a problem?
  • The META platform for a weekly research digest
  • Would reducing the volume of publications really improve quality?
  • The working paper that simulated the quality vs. quantity question
  • The slow professor book
  • Michael Frank’s paper on N-best evaluation
  • Some institutions are now screening papers before submission to check for errors

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Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](

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Episode citation and permanent link
Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2019, December 2) “Slow Science”, Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/XEU42, Retrieved from

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