This is a multidisciplinary session in which Reproducible Research will be presented. Better translating and communicating results is not just about pretty bar charts and graphs. It includes an entire spectrum from being able to identify the right problem to powerful messaging. This session brings together three very different perspectives, from practitioners and academics, on what it takes to better translate and communicate results. The underlying common theme across the three perspectives is to put the end-user at the center – when you understand and involve the end-user, communicating and translating the message is easy. In this highly interactive session, the audience will be expected to participate in group activities to encourage knowledge sharing among each other.
In order to sustain the scientist-practitioner model espoused by many I-O Psychologists and SIOP members, both the education of and engagement in science-practice partnerships is essential. This session engages two panels on the topic with one comprised of successful science-practice partnerships and the other comprised of successful academic-student education duos. The panels will first describe their partnership or education processes, then answer both prepared and audience solicited questions, while potentially dueling each other with particularly challenging questions.
Organizations today are rapidly changing and adopting increasingly complicated structures. To address this, scientists have begun to utilize cutting-edge analytic tools to model the complexity inherent in modern companies; however, use of such analytics is nascent and we must “retool our toolbox” to advance the practice of I/O psychology. Thus, the goal of this session is to bring in experts to present the applications of five analytic methods (i.e., Social Network Analysis, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning & AI, Natural Language Processing, Conjoint Analysis) that have been effectively used to study organizational dynamics. Specifically, the presentations will include an introduction to each method and highlight best practices for visualizing and applying results from the same.
Complex organizations experience complex problems, and employees need to find solutions in the form of simple, intuitive, and enjoyable processes, tools, and technology. Enter design thinking: It is a principled method of fostering empathy with users, iterating on ideas, and learning from failure - and it is one of the best tools we have for increasing the relevance and applicability of our research and solutions. Participants will learn basic design thinking principles; become inspired by I/Os who have used design thinking to create unique and elegant solutions; and build design thinking capabilities for generating innovative and relevant processes, research, and analyses.
As the final session of our SIOP 2019 Theme Track focused on science-practice translations, we will close the day with a powerful and inspiring session about the future of science-practice in I/O psychology. A diverse panel will come together to identify existing challenges to be overcome and highlight some of the great work that exists today in this space from which we can build. Finally, we will present a vision for what a future marked by effective science-practice partnerships and translations might look like and provide the audience with specific actions they can take to help make that vision a reality. Audience members will leave energized and empowered to help close the science-practice gap in ways both big and small.