Image from Face Research Lab's 'London Set'. DeBruine, Lisa; Jones, Benedict (2017): Face Research Lab London Set. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5047666.v5
A-Z Directory of Face Stimulus Image Databases
An A-Z directory of databases containing face stimulus sets available for use in behavioral studies.
ReproducibiliTea is a journal club for all things related to research transparency, openess, and reproducibility that started at Oxford and now has clubs around the world.
Collaborator: Robin Gomila, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
Partners: Betsy Levy Paluck, Princeton University Library, Princeton Department of Psychology
DDSSI Grant for the creation of a database of prejudice reduction literature
Princeton Data-Driven Social Science initiative Grant for $17,000 has been awarded to Meghan Testerman and Betsy Levy Paluck for the creation of a searchable database of prejudice reduction literature. 2020-2021
Based on the following meta-analysis:
Paluck, E. L., Porat, R., Clark, C. S., & Green, D. P. (2021). Prejudice reduction: Progress and challenges. Annual Review of Psychology, 72(1), 533-560. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-071620-030619
Betsy Levy Paluck, Princeton University
Donald P. Green, Columbia University
Chelsey Clark, Princeton University
Roni Porat, Hebrew University
Books & Brains: An exploration of early psychology and neuroanatomy texts
Books & Brains was an interactive event and digital exhibit curated by myself and Emma Sarconi, Reference Professional for Special Collections. The event featured items from Princeton University Library's Special Collections, Rare Books, and the Peter B. Lewis Library's limited access collection.
Collaborators: Emma Sarconi
Contribution: Co-curator, co-author
Baby Lab comes to the Cotsen Children's Library and Special Collections
"Nearly 20 Princeton University graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and staff from the Princeton Baby Lab visited Cotsen Children’s Library and Special Collections to learn more about Princeton University Library's educational programming for children and special collections in children's literature. The Baby Lab, a University research group led by the Department of Psychology, studies the early learning and development of children, inviting volunteer families and children to campus to examine how the children learn and how that learning ultimately supports the child's development."
Andrea Immel, Curator, Cotsen Children's Library
Casey-Lew Williams, Professor of Psychology
Embedded Librarianship: Princeton Open Ventilator Monitor Collaboration [Pre-print]
PREPRINT: Inexpensive multi-patient respiratory monitoring system for helmet ventilation during COVID-19 pandemic
Princeton Open Ventilation Monitor Collaboration, Philippe Bourrianne, Stanley Chidzik, Daniel J Cohen, Peter Elmer, Thomas Hallowell, Todd J Kilbaugh, David Lange, Andrew M Leifer, Daniel R. Marlow, Peter D. Meyers, Edna Normand, Janine Nunes, Myungchul Oh, Lyman Page, Talmo Pereira, Jim Pivarski, Henry Schreiner, Howard A Stone, David W Tank, Stephan Thiberge, Christopher Tully
medRxiv 2020.06.29.20141283; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.29.20141283
[In progress] Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Systematic Reviews
Comparison of BERT models (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) used to screen literature for meta-analysis in the field of neuroscience.
Collaborators: Henk-Jan Boele, Peter Boele, Samuel Wang
[In progress] Racial bias in judicial sentencing: a meta-analysis
Collaborators: Joseph Avery, Jihyun Lee, Joel Cooper
[In progress] Princeton Brain Development Project + Meta-analysis
"The Princeton Brain Development project aims to model the number of brain connections during our life. Connections between brain cells are called synapses. Babies produce thousands of synapses per second. This leads to a peak in synapse density early in childhood. After this peak, the unused synapses are slowly eliminated again, which leads to a slow decline in synapse density that reaches a stable plateau during adulthood. Understanding the shape of this curve is important to understand diseases like autism and schizophrenia. The Princeton Brain Development project collects data from original research papers. We do not limit ourselves to data obtained from human brains, since most pre-clinical work is done in non-human species."
Henk-Jan Boele, M.D., Ph.D., Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Samuel Wang, Professor of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute
[Preprint] Attrition Rate in Infant fNIRS Research: A Meta-Analysis
Preprint: Baek, S., Marques, S., Casey, K., Testerman, M., McGill, F., & Emberson, L. (2021). Attrition Rate in Infant fNIRS Research: A Meta-Analysis. In bioRxiv (p. 2021.06.15.448526). https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.15.448526
Abstract: Understanding the trends and predictors of attrition rate, or the proportion of collected data that is excluded from the final analyses, is important for accurate research planning, assessing data integrity, and ensuring generalizability. In this pre-registered meta-analysis, we reviewed 182 publications in infant (0-24 months) functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) research published from 1998 to April 9, 2020 and investigated the trends and predictors of attrition. The average attrition rate was 34.23% among 272 experiments across all 182 publications. Among a subset of 136 experiments which reported the specific reasons of subject exclusion, 21.50% of the attrition were infant-driven while 14.21% were signal-driven. Subject characteristics (e.g., age) and study design (e.g., fNIRS cap configuration, block/trial design, and stimulus type) predicted the total and subject-driven attrition rates, suggesting that modifying the recruitment pool or the study design can meaningfully reduce the attrition rate in infant fNIRS research. Based on the findings, we established guidelines on reporting the attrition rate for scientific transparency and made recommendations to minimize the attrition rates. We also launched an attrition rate calculator (LINK) to aid with research planning. This research can facilitate developmental cognitive neuroscientists in their quest toward increasingly rigorous and representative research.
[Preprint] NIRO: Non-interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews
A large, open collaborative project to create guidelines for non-interventional systematic reviews.
Topor, M., Pickering, J. S., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., … Westwood, S. J. (2020, December 14). An integrative framework for planning and conducting Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews (NIRO-SR). https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/8gu5z
Co-author: NIRO Tool
Co-author: Search strategy supplementary publication
Web app: NIRO
Lam, A. (2020, August 26). Folk conceptions of free will: A narrative systematic review of psychological research. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/2T67Z
Dismantling Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: a journal club
An 8-week journal club open to all Princeton University Library staff based on the bibliography ‘Disrupting and Dismantling Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship’ by Karla Strand, University of Wisconsin.
Contribution: Organizer and facilitator
In this space, we...
Seek to critically examine the historical legacy, structural mechanisms, organizational culture, and current realities of racism in our institution and profession.
Seek to learn the language to articulate inequality, exclusion, and injustice in our institution and profession.
Seek to turn that language into advocacy, and advocacy into action.
Seek equity and justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
Schedule of Readings -- Summer 2020
June 17: Academic Libraries
Brook, F., Ellenwood, D., & Lazzaro, A.E. (2015). In pursuit of antiracist social justice: Denaturalizing whiteness in the academic library. Library Trends, 64(2). Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/43d8/f06a09e80f11e3db3f18908494acbc52de6d.pdf
June 24, 2-3 pm WEBINAR: Dismantling Institutional Racism in your Library: From Theory to Practice
July 1: Librarians of Color
VanScoy, A. & Bright, K. (2019, October). Articulating the Experience of Uniqueness and Difference for Librarians of Color. The Library Quarterly, 89(4), 285-297. https://doi.org/10.1086/704962. Retrieved from https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/704962
July 8: Collection Development
Bowers, J., Crowe, K., & Keeran, P. (2017). “If you want the history of a white man, you go to the library”: Critiquing our legacy, addressing our library collection gaps. Collection Management, 42(3-4), 159-179. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01462679.2017.1329104
July 15: Instruction and Teaching
Pashia, A. (2017). Examining structural oppression as a component of information literacy: A call for librarians to support #BlackLivesMatter through our teaching. Journal of Information Literacy, 11(2), 86-104. Retrieved from https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/LLC-V11-I2-1
July 22: COVID, Protest, LIS
Gibson, A. N., Chancellor, R., Cooke, N. A., Dahlen, S. P., Patin, B., & Shorish, Y. (2020). Struggling to Breathe: COVID-19, Protest, and the LIS Response. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/libsci_facpub/291
July 29: BIPOC Librarians
Kendrick, K. (2018, March 19). Running The Gauntlet: Lives of Practicing Minority Academic Librarians. The Ink On The Page. Retrieved from https://theinkonthepageblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/the-gauntlet-the-life-of-the-practicing-minority-academic-librarian/
August 5: Recruitment, Staffing, Hiring
Vinopal, J. (2016). The quest for diversity in library staffing: From awareness to action. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved from http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2016/quest-for-diversity/
August 12: Discrimination
Tonin, M. (2018). Do librarians discriminate? Library Journal. Retrieved from https://lj.libraryjournal.com/2018/01/opinion/backtalk/librarians-discriminate-backtalk/#_
[In progress] How diverse are Princeton's psychology syllabi? A citation analysis
Citations from Spring and Fall 2020 syllabi will be examined for diverse authorship in order to establish a baseline for efforts to provide more inclusive, diverse, and reflective literature in psychology classes.
Contribution: Project lead, co-author
Collaborators: Daina Tamir (Assistant Professor of Psychology) and the Department of Psychology Climate and Inclusion Committee
Change the Subject' Screening + Panel Discussion
Princeton University Library presented two screenings of the documentary, “Change the Subject" for library staff. The film shares the story of a resilient group of Dartmouth students who are committed to promoting the rights of undocumented people. Dartmouth staff, librarians, and students partnered to produce a film that captured their journey to confront the use of biased catalog subject headings, such as “illegal alien.”The film details how their campus activism led them to be a part of the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.
Panel discussions followed both of the screenings.
Ellen Ambrosone, South Asian Studies Librarian, Princeton University
Katie Remus, Learning & Development Specialist, Princeton University
Co-organizer, panel moderator
Citizen Science @ Princeton 2019
Citizen Science Day 2019 Peter B. Lewis Science Library Princeton University April 13th, 2019
The Lewis Science Library and the Council on Science and Technology partnered to host students, staff, researchers, and members of the community for Citizen Science Day 2019 at the Lewis Science Library on Apr. 13.
This year’s featured citizen science project was StallCatchers, an online citizen science game designed to help advance Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University through public participation in the research process. By identifying flowing and stalled blood vessels in the brains of live mice using footage from a virtual microscope, Team ‘CitSciPrinceton’ contributed to crowd-sourced data collection which has doubled the speed of Cornell’s data analysis, potentially shortening the number of years to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s from 30 years to 15.
The group also participated in Snapshot Serengeti, a citizen science project from Princeton researcher Dr. Meredith Palmer (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), that identifies migrating animals in the Serengeti through camera trap images.
Collaborators: Meredith Palmer, Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton
Partners: SciStarter, Princeton Council for Science and Technology
Press release: At Citizen Science Day, Lewis Science Library and Council on Science and Technology partnered to help advance Alzheimer's research
Citizen Science @ Princeton 2020
Princeton's second annual Citizen Science @ Princeton event was held in celebration of Citizen Science Month 2020.
Collaborator: Meredith Palmer, Ph.D
Partners: SciStarter, Zooniverse, Snapshot Safari, Verizon
Press release: Over 100 people attended PUL's annual Citizen Science Month event, which uses volunteers to help complete research projects
[Preprint] Citizen Science: StallCatchers Results
In 2019, the Princeton community participated in StallCatchers, a Citizen Science Day event held at the Lewis Science Library in which participants helped gather data on blocked blood vessels for Alzheimer’s research.
The preprint now available lists StallCatchers as co-author.
We are now that much closer to a cure because an army of ordinary folks volunteered their time for science. Over 60,000(!!) individual capillaries were analyzed, a feat which simply would have been impossible otherwise. Very proud of our participants and happy to see this out!
📑 Muhammad Ali, Kaja Falkenhain, Brendah N Njiru, Muhammad Murtaza-Ali, Nancy E Ruiz-Uribe, Mohammad Haft-Javaherian, Stall Catchers, Nozomi Nishimura, Chris B. Schaffer, Oliver Bracko
bioRxiv 2021.03.05.433976; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.05.433976
[Data Set] Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who has the highest APC of them all?
Highest 'Gold OA' and 'Hybrid' article processing charges (APC) for top commercial publishers of academic journals.
Data from April 27, 2021
[DataSet] Meghan M Testerman. (2021). Article Processing Charges (APC): Springer-Nature, Elsevier, Wiley & Sons, SAGE (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4725804
OA: Nature Communications (+ 4 other titles): 6,000 USD / 5,250 EUR
Hybrid: Nature (+33 more) 11, 390 USD / 9,500 EUR
OA: Patterns/One Earth/Med: 8,900 USD / 7,600 EUR
Hybrid: Cell: 9,900 USD / 8,500 EUR
3. Wiley & Sons
OA: EMBO Molecular Medicine/Molecular Systems Biology: 5,000 USD / 4,500 EUR
Hybrid: EMBO Reports / The EMBO Journal: 5,200 USD / 4,700 EUR
OA: MDM Policy & Practice / Molecular Pain 2,500 USD
Hybrid: Journal of Marketing (+3 other titles): 5,000 USD
5. Taylor & Francis
APCs calculated differently but tops out at 4,800 USD