Open in order to share research findings widely

October 27, 2017 – 9:00 am

This interview is part of a series celebrating Open Access Week 23-29 October, 2017.

Interview with:

Dr Baljinder K. Sahdra
Senior lecturer
Deputy Head, Positive Psychology Research Program, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
Australian Catholic University (Sydney)

How do you see open access reflecting the ACU mission?

It promotes the common good by making specialist knowledge available to non-specialists masses – especially non-academics who don’t have institutional or university access to academic articles.

Have you demonstrated open access to your students?

Yes. HDR (higher degree research) students can find using open access daunting, especially when their data is also made available to the public. But sharing through open access helps them build confidence in their methods and reach out a wider audience.

Find an example of Baljinder’s work in an open access journal online:

“Using Genetic Algorithms in a Large Nationally Representative American Sample to Abbreviate the Multidimensional Experiential Avoidance Questionnaire”

(Journal: Frontiers in Psychology)

View more of Baljinder’s open access publications in Research Bank


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