2015 Posts

  • September 10th, 2015. Our paper on an alternative to ANOVA has been published in Sage Open. Here the citation and link: Grice, J. W., Craig, D. P. A., & Abramson, C. I. (2015). A simple and transparent alternative to repeated measures ANOVA. Sage Open, July-September, 1-13. doi: 10.1177/2158244015604192
  • 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.
  • August 10th, 2015. We have published an OOM article in Basic and Applied Social Psychology in a special issue devoted to critiques of modern statistical mediation analysis. All of the papers in this special issue are worth reading and seriously considering. Here’s the link to the abstract of our paper. BASP is not open access; consequently, if you have trouble locating the article, please contact me at james.grice@okstate.edu.
  • 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 16th, 2015. I presented a talk on OOM to the faculty and students at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga. It was a pleasure meeting the faculty and students who mainly hailed from the department of psychology, and I owe a special thanks to Chris Cunningham for orchestrating the visit.
  • 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.
  • March 19th-20th, 2015. I presented a talk and OOM workshop to the faculty and students at The University of Central Arkansas. It was a pleasure meeting the faculty and students in the department of psychology and counseling, and I owe special thanks to Elson Bihm for orchestrating the visit.