Every first Monday of the month, we organize a Journal Club. Journal Clubs are regular meetings during which current (or older) scientific publications are presented and critically examined. Most of these publication are about human technology interaction, but every now and then there's an "exotic" paper we discuss. The goal of this meeting is, on the one hand, to engange with current reserach findings in our field, and, on the other, to train critical reading skills, in particular with regards to a priori plausibility of hypotheses, appropriateness of study designs to test these hypotheses, quality and robustness of (statistical) analysis strategies and their interpretation and integration into the existing literature. Also, there's cake.
Participation in the Cake Club is open to anyone who's interested. There is no commitment to participate in every meeting. Anyone who'd like to drop-in once or who would like to come regularly should simply write an email to email@example.com.