Month: December 2016

Preregistration 101

Of all Open Science practices, researchers often find preregistration most strange, and perhaps most puzzling and challenging. Of the three Open Science badges, the Prereg badge is the rarest, at least so far. “Does it really make much difference?” “But

Posted in Open Science

The New Statistics seems OK to use with the Psychology Major Field Test

“If my department switches to the new statistics, will this tank our majors’ scores on the Major Field Test, which our administration uses as an important assessment tool?” This was one of the first questions asked during a workshop Craig

Posted in ITNS, NHST

Clinical Psychological Science goes Open

Adopting Open Science poses challenges, which vary across fields of research. For example, it may be especially difficult to carry out replications in clinical psychology if participants with the needed clinical diagnosis are hard to find. But Scott Lilienfeld, the

Posted in Open Science, Replication

A chilling picture

In ITNS you may notice dot points like: Focus on effect sizes Be mindful of variability Find a revealing picture Here’s an illustration of the potency of those 3 bullet points. It’s from a recent article in The Conversation. It

Posted in Statistical graphics, Uncategorized

The first review

The first review of ITNS on Amazon: If you are reading ITNS, you too may care to post a review? Geoff    

Posted in ITNS, Open Science, The New Statistics

Get into the discussion – The Psych Methods and Practices Group on Facebook

Robert Ross pointed me towards PsychMAP, the Psychology Methods and Practices Discussion Group hosted on Facebook.  It’s a very strong group; you can easily become completely absorbed scrolling through the posts and responses.  

Posted in Open Science

SIPS: Getting better all the time

The Beatles sang about “getting so much better all the time”. So perhaps Getting Better by Paul McCartney and John Lennon should be the theme song of Open Science? (Although some of the lyrics would need to be expunged…) Bob

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NHST: The double whammy!

When I gave a talk at the HFESA conference, I started of course with an example of the damage done by NHST. My chosen article describes three examples in the field of road safety of how reliance on statistical significance

Posted in Applied research, NHST

Open Data, Re-usable Code

It feels like every day there is a new development in the Open Science movement.  It’s overwhelming, but exciting.  Here’s a site that I only just stumbled on: Kaggle.  It provides high-quality curated data sets for statistical exploration.  It also

Posted in Open Science, Replication, Stats tools