Research Methods

We publish original contributions and software resources in quantitative research methods, as well as undergraduate textbooks and advanced researcher handbooks.

Prof Mike Smithson heads a group that introduces new statistical techniques to psychology and reforms to statistical practices in the discipline. Recent highlights include a handbook on statistical techniques for modelling variables for which conventional techniques are not applicable, and contributing a new statistical package (by Dr Yiyun Shou and Prof Smithson) to the open-source R computing environment.

Dr Dirk Van Rooy’s research focuses on theoretical analyses of social psychological processes via quantitative analysis and computational simulation, including connectionist and agent-based modelling, and statistical modelling of (social) learning.

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