2018 Posts

  • October 15th, 2018. A special thanks to Kevin Weinfurt and the faculty and staff at Duke University Medical School, Department of Population Health Sciences for hosting two talks and a workshop on OOM! I am also particularly grateful for the commentary of Daniel Mark and Rick Hoyle, and the discussion time with Bryce ReevePatrick Curran, and others. With his permission, I’ve uploaded Rick Hoyle’s Powerpoint slides here for viewing.
     
  • July 17th, 2018. A special thanks to Elizabeth McClure from the Lego Foundation. She visited my lab at Oklahoma State University this week to study OOM with the hopes of bringing more person-centered methods to projects sponsored by the foundation.
     
  • May 15th, 2018. Congratulations to David Trafimow and many other authors for their paper titled: Manipulating the alpha level cannot cure significance testing online in Frontiers in Psychology (Quantitative Psychology and Measurement). We published this paper in response to arguments for lowering the standard p-critical value from .05 to .005 as a way to improve psychological research and to help cure the replication problem in psychology. As we have argued extensively in our OOM papers, NHST should largely be abandoned and replaced with integrated modeling, non-parametric (pattern-based) types of analyses, randomization tests, and — of course — exact replication.  
     
  • April 14th, 2018. Congratulations to Eliwid Medellin who presented a poster at the 64th annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association in Houston, TX! Here’s his poster titled Logical Hypothesis Testing. He reports results from two studies showing how logical combinations can be evaluated in OOM.  Eliwid was also selected as the Student of the Month for May of 2018. Congratulations, Eliwid!
     
  • April 14th, 2018. Congratulations to Meggie Baker who presented a poster at the 64th annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association in Houston, TX! Here’s her poster titled Person-Centered Methods for Personality Profiling. She reports results from her summer project from OSU’s American Indians Into Psychology program at OSU. Her study examined the use of the Ordinal Analysis option in OOM to detect group personal profiles.
     
  • March 23rd, 2018. A sincere thank-you to the faculty, students, and staff of Baylor University! A particular word of gratitude to Alex Beaujean, who orchestrated my visit during which I delivered a talk and short workshop on the OOM software. It was a pleasure meeting the wonderful faculty, and it was an honor to visit Baylor University and Waco, Texas!
     
  • March 3rd, 2018. I presented a brief talk titled: Methodological Incorrigibility and its Cost to Innovation. I presented at the 9th Midwinter Meeting of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Phoenix, AZ. March 3rd, 2018. My talk was part of a symposium titled: Scientific Psychology’s Troubling Methodological Incorrigibility: Its Nature, Sources, and Possible Solutions, James Lamiell, Chair.