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January 16, 2018

Open Educational Science

Tim van der Zee, Justin Reich


Scientific progress is built on that is reliable, accurate, and verifiable. The methods and evidentiary reasoning that underlie scientific claims must be available for scrutiny. Like other fields, the education sciences suffers from problems such as failure to replicate, validity and generalization issues, publication bias, and high costs of access to publications—all of which are symptoms of a nontransparent approach to. Each aspect of the scientific cycle—research design, data collection, analysis, and publication—can and should be made more transparent and accessible. Open Education Science is a set of practices designed to increase the transparency of evidentiary reasoning and access to scientific in a domain characterized by diverse disciplinary traditions and a commitment to impact in policy and practice. Transparency and accessibility are functional imperatives that come with many benefits for the individualer, the scientific community, and society at large—Open Education Science is the way forward.


van der Zee, T., & Reich, J. (2018, January 16). Open Educational Science.
van der Zee, Tim, and Justin Reich. “Open Educational Science.” SocArXiv, 16 Jan. 2018. Web.
van der Zee, Tim, and Justin Reich. 2018. “Open Educational Science.” SocArXiv. January 16. doi:10.31235/

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