Hello everyone and welcome to the STORK Website. My name is Chris Hill and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino. During my graduate studies I became interested in Questionable Research Practices (QRPs) and how small decisions that researchers make can influence reported research outcomes. Over time I became more interested in QPRs and was constantly seeking readings and opportunities to learn more about the influence of QPRs in the field of kinesiology. Many of these resources came from online communications, podcasts, blogs, and twitter. Therefore, I wanted to help spread information to more people about how to make kinesiology a more robust academic discipline.
I do strongly believe that if kinesiology is going to continue to grow and develop, we need to take a strong inward look to make sure the research outcomes we are producing are leading to quality scientific outcomes that can better inform future work. I think that this involves pre-registration, open code and data, registered reports, and replicating the major findings that we often cite without second thought. I also want to promote the ways in which open science practices can make our own labs more efficient through collaboration and large scale data collections. I look forward to working with all of the members of STORK in my role as communications chair during the upcoming year.