The Society for Personality and Social Psychology has thus far done very little to address concerns about the transparency and replicability of the research that is published in its journals. It is time for a change in journal policies.
Rich LucasNew blog post: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology needs to update their journal policies to improve transparency, openness, and reproducibility/replicability. There are some signs that change is coming, but there's still more to do
i recently applied for the editor in chief position at Psychological Science. i didn't get it, but i got far enough to be asked to write a vision statement, responding to eight prompts. it was a fun exercise to think about what i would've liked to...
Though most running shoes are marketed to runners with specific problems -- like under- and overpronation -- comfort may be all that matters.
Rich LucasThis should really not be a surprise, but runners, all that stuff you hear abut over and under pronation and what it means for which shoes you buy...well, there's no evidence that it actually matters
While reviewing papers, I’ve noticed some boilerplate that keeps creeping up in the “Limitations” sections of studies using cross-sectional, observational designs:
“Of course, we are unable to draw causal conclusions...but future studies with...
Rich LucasTIL that although we've been told that peer review has been essential part of science since 17th century, it's really only been widely used since late 20th (e.g., Nature started in 1973).
Experiential measures of subjective well-being are often proposed as alternatives to global self-reports, alternatives that address many threats to validity that global reports have. However, experiential measures may have their own problems that go...
Rich LucasThe second of two posts comparing the day reconstruction method for assessing subjective well-being to the experience sampling method. In this post, I talk about the implications for comparisons of experiential measures with global measures
Previous research suggests global assessments of cognitive well-being—life satisfaction—are relatively stable over time. Far fewer studies have examined the extent to which experiential measures of affective well-being—the moods/emotions ...
The limitations of global, self-report measures of happiness are obvious. But sometimes, researchers fail to ask whether the alternative measures that have been proposed to address these limitations come with their own psychometric challenges. In...
Rich LucasWe've got a new paper comparing the Day Reconstruction Method to the Experience Sampling Method for measuring subjective well-being (and situations). Blog post about it here
R/Exams is a great tool for creating multiple choice exams using R; but it takes some work to get it to do exactly what you want. In this post I describe the modifications to the default options that I made to get R/Exams to print multiple forms of...
Rich LucasNew blog post. Doesn't even MENTION replications! #rstats #rexams
Automatic generation and evaluation of exams. From Markdown, LaTeX and R code to standalone documents, learning management systems and live voting.
Rich Lucas@robchavez I switched to R Exams this year. It has some quirks but mostly does what I need. I think the biggest change to their defaults that I use is to change the template for the output.