FIELD Sarahanne Miranda
- CWTS, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
- Social sciences
Areas of expertise
**Education** -Bachelor of Psychology (honours I; 2014; University of Newcastle, Australia) -Research Master in Psychometrics and Statistics (2017; University of Groningen, the Netherlands) -PhD in Behavioural and Social Sciences (topic: science reform movement; 2022; University of Groningen, The Netherlands) **Research Interests, Modus Operandi and Philosophy** Broadly, I am a metascientist. I research science (the scientific community, practices etc) using the scientific method. More specifically, I am a science reform scholar. I am interested in science reform as a social movement, the communities within the science reform movement, reform practices and critique of the reform movement. I don't just study reform objectively, however. I am an activist as well, and advocate most reform/open research initiatives (such as registered reports!)... as long as they're critically engaged with by users before adoption. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow working at the centre for science and technology studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. I am on a project with Sarah de Rijcke (CWTS), Bart Penders (University of Maastricht), Jackie Thompson (Bristol University) and Marcus Munafò (Bristol University), working on establishing a new, updated responsible research and innovation (RRI) framework, and embedding it in local contexts in the UK and parts of Europe. I am a mixed methodologist, with training and expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods. I value reflexivity and good scientific mentorship. I am passionate about considering alternatives to traditional publishing systems, and about dismantling barriers to participation in reform (relating to e.g., power imbalances, hierarchy in research, accessibility and inclusivity). I would argue that the registered report format, though not a panacea, might be one of the most impactful and valuable research reform initiatives that will come of my 'generation'. I have conducted studies involving preregistration and registered reports, replication and selecting replication targets, reflexivity (especially for use in quantitative research contexts), and Bayesian analyses and reanalyses. I am (to varying degrees) familiar with digital and virtual ethnography, social network analysis, the Bayesian approach, and thematic analysis (both done 'by hand' and done using QDAS).