2017 Posts

  • December 23rd, 2017. Congratulations to Evan Jordan and David Thomas who published a paper titled Contagious Positive Affective Responses to Laughter in Infancy in Archives of Psychology (Vol 1, no. 2). The paper is open access and demonstrates use of the Ordinal Pattern (Concatenated Orderings) analysis in the OOM software.
  • December, 2017. Congratulations to Lisa D. Cota, newly minted OSU Ph.D.! She defended her dissertation (in my absence, due to a medical issue) titled An Examination of Alternatives to Null Hypothesis Significance Testing. She conducted simulations comparing OOM to Bayesian statistics. Here’s the summary
  • October 29th, 2017. All of the dated instructional videos have been deleted. New videos are included under the Instructional Videos link to the right. With any luck, I’ll build a large set of videos in the coming months so that a person can learn the software through independent study.  
  • September 8th, 2017. I’ve published a short comment regarding NHST in Basic and Applied Social PsychologyComment on Locascio’s Results Blind Manuscript Evaluation Proposal.
  • September 4th, 2017. Congratulations to Sebastian Sauer who has published a paper titled Observation Oriented Modeling Revised from a Statistical Point of View. The paper appears in the latest online pre-prints at Behavior Research Methods. Here’s an interesting quote from the paper: “In sum, our refined OOM approach is optimal in terms of the regression of indicator matrices and can be seen as a naive Bayes classifier, methods that are well known in statistical learning (Hastie et al., 2009). Unless stated otherwise, we have used this revised version of OOM throughout the paper.” In the Build/Test Model feature of the OOM software, Sauer’s refined approach can be accessed by selecting the “Conforming Only” normalization option. As pointed out by Sauer, the results will be equivalent to a Bayesian classifier.   
  • August 15th, 2017. We’ve published a paper titled Four Bad Habits of Modern Psychologists in Behavioral Sciences. I will be posting the data sets and instructional videos on how we analyzed the data in OOM in the near future. Citation: Grice, J., Barrett, P., Cota, L., Felix, C., Taylor, Z., Garner, S., Medellin, E., & Vest, A. (2017). Four Bad Habits of Modern Psychologists. Behavioral Sciences, 7(3), 53. doi:10.3390/bs7030053
  • February 14th, 2017. Congratulations to Michaluk, L. M., DeVore, S., Stewart, G. B., and Stewart, J. C. for publishing their recent book chapter New Directions in Educational Research Methodology and Analytical Techniques [Chapter 4, pp. 90-131, in D’Souza, M. J., SJ (Editor) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Emerging Trends, United Scholars Publications, USA, 2016]. They compared OOM with traditional statistics in analyses of gender differences in test scores and self-efficacy.