Meeting Format

The format of Methods Hour meetings varies, but the goal of each meeting is the same – to promote open conversation about methodological assumptions, practices, and interpretations. Thus, presentations will be brief, leaving ample time for discussion.

Common meeting formats include:

  • 1 long presentation, consisting of 10 slides in 25 minutes
  • 2 short presentations, each consisting of 5 slides in 10-15 minutes
  • “Call for help,” consisting of a 15-20 minute presentation of a research problem, followed by group brainstorming
  • Journal club, consisting of open dialogue concerning provocative articles