New Publications

Just wanted to do a quick post to say that the Nature Human Behavior response paper, Justify Your Alpha is now online at NHB’s website: Springer - it is free to view but not download. You can download the PDF version on OSF. We’ve submitted a couple new papers as well - updated those on my research publications page. I also have a couple more to get done - hoping to feature some of the cool coding work I’ve done this week after taking a breather from a seriously packed week. [Read More]

Citations in R Markdown + Papaja

Heyo! I wanted to write a post about some of the quirky things I’ve found with writing manuscripts in R Markdown, as well as provide a solution to a problem that someone else might be having. Update: The csl file I describe below is a special formatted one, which was shared with me. You can download it from GitHub to try the suggestions below. Update 2: Turns out, potentially, the suggestions from the manual are not working correctly, as Frederik has checked it out and opened an issue on github. [Read More]

A Shiny App to Compare Stats

For a recent publication comparing null hypothesis testing p-values to Bayes Factors and Observation Oriented Modeling, we created a Shiny app to graph all of our complex plots. I particularly pleased with the plotly 3D graph - as I usually think that 3D graphs are impossible to read. This plot shows what we found in our study (albeit I would recommend viewing the 2D plots more): Bayes Factors and p-values follow a power function, as we expected. [Read More]

Learn About MOTE

The APA Task Force on Statistical Inference (Wilkinson & TFSI, 1999) has advocated the inclusion of effect sizes in journal articles as an important source of information. The fifth and current edition of the APA publication manual (2001, 2010) emphasized these findings from the task force, along with requirement of effect sizes to publish in their journals. However, Fidler et al. (2005) have conveyed that only slight increases in report rates have been found in popular journals. [Read More]

Research Statement

Upon arriving at Missouri State University, I founded the Deciphering Outrageous Observations and Modeling (DOOM) lab which has included more than ten graduate and thirty undergraduate students. My research mission has been in two primary domains described in detail below and includes many collaborative efforts throughout the years. Psycholinguistics. My cognitive research focuses broadly on psycholinguistics and memory, particularly on the statistical properties of word relationships. Overall, I seek to understand how language is represented in memory by adding to and examining available linguistic database information (i. [Read More]