New Publications and Updated CV

Hi guys! I just wanted to post that I’ve updated the website to be current with some new publications I wanted to highlight: First up is two papers on psycholinguistics that were undergraduate student projects: Duncan, J., Buchanan, E.M., Marshall, C.Z., & Oberdieck, K. (accepted). But words will never hurt me, Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, X, XX-XX. PDF Forbes, F.-J., & Buchanan, E. M. (accepted). “Textisms”: The Comfort of the Recipient, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, X, XX-XX. [Read More]

Current Publications with Papaja

Heyo! Frederik, the author of papaja, requested that we update him with papers written with his package. I was like, oh man, like the whole lab?! So, I decided that I could probably make it easy by making a table here. Obviously, this table is current at the moment, as I hope many of the ones under review will get accepted, and I have several others that we will start writing soon. [Read More]

Gathering Text from the Web

Hi everyone! I don’t really feel like working too hard today, so I decided to write a blog post about how my student Will and I used rvest to mine articles from several different news sources for a project. All the scripts and current ongoings of this project can be found on our OSF page - this project is also connected to the GitHub folder with the files. First, we picked four web sources to scrape - The New York Times, NPR, Fox News, and Breitbart because of their known political associations, and specifically, we focused on their political sections. [Read More]

New Publication: Texting

One more announcement! We just had a new publication accepted: “Textisms”: The Comfort of the Recipient: This paper was an undergraduate honors thesis that Flora-Jean and I finally got accepted! She did a great job making sure this paper was completed and published. You can check out the materials here: You can view the pre-print: We should have the real print up soon! Just waiting on the journal now. [Read More]

Mediation Moderation Workshop

Hi everyone! I have been super swamped with a bunch of due dates that all hit in April. For a small brag, and I like making lists: 9 revise and resubmits (four we’ve sent back, two have been accepted!) 4 conference posters and one invited talk 1 submitted grant (fingers crossed!) 2 invited papers 2 theses that I’m chairing, 2 that I’m on the committee for Data camp! It’s been nuts, so haven’t left the house much or done much of anything else. [Read More]

Working With Messy Text

Heyo! I am doing my best to procrastinate here on a blustery Tuesday afternoon. So, I decided to share some code I’ve put together that solves problems in R that I used to do in perl. HTML or C++ was probably my first real language, but I love the heck out of perl. It’s never done me wrong (unlike you PHP). Anyways! The context of this project is that we are developing a dictionary of words to complement the work done by Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham - learn more. [Read More]

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]

New Publication - Detect Low Quality Data

My coauthor John Scofield and I just had a publication accepted at Behavior Research Methods - you can check out the publication preprint at OSF. We thew together a website for the paper that summarizes everything we found, as well as puts all the materials together in one place - check it out. We create a really nice R function to help you detect low quality data, which you can find on GitHub, and I even made a video that explains all the parts to the function at YouTube. [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]