Chapter 2 Introduction
We do rigorous quantitative science to support decision-making for living marine resource management. We conduct our work using Open Data Science principles, emphasizing scientific excellence (not perfection) that is transparent, reproducible, collaborative, and ethical. We aim to make our methods and results available and support ongoing learning.
Our quantitative work is based on statistical thinking, using evidence-based approaches to compare among alternatives for models and management options.
See the next chapter for more detail on our lab culture and philosophy. We are motivated heavily by the following two papers - which provide a blueprint for how we think about the way we do our work.
Lowndes, J.S.S., Best, B.D., Scarborough, C., Afflerbach, J.C., Frazier, M.R., O’Hara, C.C., Jiang, N. and Halpern, B.S., 2017. Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools. Nature ecology & evolution, 1(6), pp.1-7.
[To come: recommended reading list]
2.1 How we meet
Currently, we meet virtually by Zoom for weekly lab meetings, individual meetings with Gavin, and our Shut Up and Write session.
We use Googledocs to set agendas, record decisions made, and outline action items during meetings. Each lab member has their own google doc for their 1:1 meetings with Gavin. Prior to each meeting, create your agenda for that meeting there.
2.2 How we give feedback
Feedback, both giving and receiving it, is an important aspect of our lab. Most of the feedback we give and receive is when giving and attending practice talks. We expect feedback to be supportive but constructive.
This resource from UBC does a really great job of outlining the main points of how to give and receive feedback.