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@T_Weissgerber@fediscience.org Meta-researcher working to improve transparency and reproducibility. Data visualization. Open and reproducible methods.
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Aug 18, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
You’re writing your methods section. You based your methods on those used in a previous paper. Should you:

A. Cite the paper instead of fully describing your methods

OR

B. Cite the paper & fully describe your methods

(thread) Our new preprint examines the use of methodological shortcut citations.
biorxiv.org/content/10.110…

Authors use a methodological shortcut citation when they cite another resource that may (or may not) fully describe the method.
Apr 13, 2021 21 tweets 11 min read
Figures are one of the first things that many readers examine when reading a paper. How can you design effective figures with images?

See our new paper in @PLOSBiology to learn how to identify & fix common problems. 1/n
journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar… Papers attract a broad audience; yet interpreting figures outside ones area of expertise is often difficult.

Design figures for your audience, not for yourself (see this great paper onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.100…). Good design allows a broad audience to understand your research.
Nov 8, 2019 17 tweets 8 min read
Designing better figures for small studies: Why you shouldn’t use bar graphs for continuous data and what to do instead (A Thread in Q&A format, with figures from our new @CircAHA paper)

journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar… “Can I still use a bar graph if my data are normally distributed?”
jbc.org/content/292/50…
Jan 22, 2019 16 tweets 6 min read
Designing better figures for small studies: Why you shouldn’t use bar graphs for continuous data and what to do instead (A visual Q&A thread)
journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar… “Can I still use a bar graph if my data are normally distributed?”
jbc.org/content/292/50…
Sep 14, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
Designing better figures for small studies: Why you shouldn’t use bar graphs for continuous data and what to do instead (A Visual Q&A Thread)
journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar… “Can I still use a bar graph if my data are normally distributed?”
statistika.mfub.bg.ac.rs/interactive-do…