August 30th, 2015. David Craig and co-authors have published another study on learning in which they used OOM. Here’s the citation: Craig, D. P. A., Varnon, C. A., Pollock, K. L., & Abramson, C. I. (2015). An assessment of horse (Equus ferus caballus) responding on fixed interval schedules of reinforcement: An individual analysis. Behavioural Processes, 120, 1-13. Here’s a link to the article’s abstract.
July 24th, 2015. I have published an OOM article in Frontiers demonstrating how to diagram and analyze an integrated model. Personally, I have found this diagramming task to be both challenging and rewarding because it forces me to sit down and really think about the structures and processes underlying the data. Check out this article and see what you think: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01007/abstract
May 6th, 2015. Congratulations to Charles Abramson and his co-authors on their recent publication: Abramson, C. I., Craig, D. P. A., Varnon, C. A., & Wells, H. (2015). The effect of ethanol on reversal learning in honey bees (Apis mellifera anatolica): Response inhibition in a social insect model. Alcohol, 49, 245-258. They employed OOM in their analyses. Personally, this is one of my favorite quotes from the article: “These analyses are concerned with model fit and are not concerned with rejecting or failing to reject a hypothesis. If no null hypothesis is made, it is impossible to be correct, or incorrect, about rejecting something that does not exist” p. 248-249. If only a majority of psychologists could demonstrate such fortitude and understanding, we might actually make some progress as a science.
April 14th, 2015. I presented a talk to researchers at the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in which I highlighted the many problems with the p-value in psychology. I also demonstrated OOM briefly. It was a pleasure and an honor to meet everyone at this historic and noble facility. I’ve posted the annotated Powerpoint slides for this talk to the left under Presentations (NHST Critique and OOM).
April 8th, 2015. The editors of Basic and Applied Social Psychology have banned NHST! OOM does not employ NHST procedures as emphasis is placed squarely on pattern recognition and accuracy (the PCC index). When a probability statistic is requested, it is most often a simple, distribution-free randomization test; otherwise, a simple binomial can be used on occasion.