[ARCHIV] Talk: Towards a more efficient and reliable psychological science

Daniel Lakens, Eindhoven University of Technology
Wann 15.06.2017
von 18:00 bis 20:00
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Talk: Towards a more efficient and reliable psychological science

Daniel Lakens, Eindhoven University of Technology

June 15, 2017, 18:00

 

Abstract: In psychology, recent concerns about the reliability of published findings has led to the realization that research practices can be improved. In times where science funding is under pressure, and more reliable data often means more data, an important question is how reliable knowledge be generated as efficiently as possible, while taking both statistical and non-statistical aspects of the empirical cycle into account, such as the resources researchers have available, and goals they pursue. In this presentation I will talk about why high power is important both when the goal is to show the presence, as the absence, of a meaningful effect. I will explain why current practices to use effect sizes in the literature or from the literature are flawed and inherently biased, and suggest superior approaches to designing studies, for example by using sequential analyses.