A Student's Perspective





Open Science, Replication Studies, Replication, Psychology, Open Education, Open Science Framework, supervisor, Master's student, PhD Candidate, Munin Conference


In this episode, we are exploring a student's perspective on Open Science – and specifically replication studies. Kristoffer Klevjer recently finished his Master’s degree in psychology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and has now taken on a PhD. But already as a Master student, Klevjer was involved in replication studies. In his experience, replication studies can be beneficial to the student, the supervisor, and the scientific community at large. Furthermore, Klevjer argues that replications can be well suited for students at Bachelor level as well. The replication Klevjer did for his Master's degree can be found here.

In the interview, Klevjer refers to several publications and projects, including:
- Kool, W., McGuire, J. T., Rosen, Z. B., & Botvinick, M. M. (2010). Decision making and the avoidance of cognitive demand. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 139(4), 665–682. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020198
- The Collaborative Replications and Education Project on the Open Science Framework platform
- The Psychological Science Accelerator

First published online March 9, 2020.

Author Biographies

Kristoffer Klevjer, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Kristoffer Klevjer newly finished a Master's degree in psychology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, where he looked at some of the mechanics underlying human rationality. Kristoffer is passionate about Open Science, and as part of his Master's project he participated with the Collaborative Replication and Education Project to perform a direct replication. Currently working as a research assistant at IPS, UiT, and an executive reviewer for the Accelerated Collaborative Replication and Education Project.

He attended the 14th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing with the presentation On the wonders of replication: A student perspective.

Per Pippin Aspaas, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Per Pippin Aspaas is the Head of Publishing and Research Support at the University Library at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He is also teaching primarily in Open Access and literature search. From February 2020, Aspaas is the host of the Open Science Talk podcast.



How to Cite

Klevjer, K., & Aspaas, P. P. (2020). A Student’s Perspective. Open Science Talk, (32). https://doi.org/10.7557/19.5379