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