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I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Deakin University bridging I/O psychology and statistics.

I'm quite active on the Cognitive Sciences and Statistics Stack Exchanges.

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Mar
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asked What free scientific measures of Big 5 personality are available?
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revised What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
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comment Is there a learning style that involves learning best by teaching others?
No problems. I hope you enjoy the site.
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comment What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
(1) Could you clarify what you mean by damaged body schema? What types of damage are you interested in? (2) Would you be able to add a couple of the references to the studies that you've read to make the question more useful for others?
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revised What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
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answered Is there a learning style that involves learning best by teaching others?
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Mar
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comment Practical Use For a Neuroimager
Perhaps User Experience.SE would be a more suitable forum? ux.stackexchange.com
Mar
25
comment Why does speaking disrupt rhythm?
An additional observation: In order to sing and play an instrument at the same time I needed to ensure that I both understood the rhythm of the melody and the rhythm of the music and that I was able to align the two to a common beat.
Mar
24
comment What is the standard error of measurement for teacher made multiple choice tests?
With regards to absolute performance: I agree that making claims about absolute performance from a test in a rigorous way is very difficult. But ultimately any teacher who is asked to decide what is the passing grade is forced to draw an absolute line in the sand somewhere. This might be a particular value of theta or a proportion correct on a test. My guess is that many teachers feel more comfortable talking about proportion correct (e.g., less than 50%, 60%, or whatever is the custom is a fail).
Mar
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comment What is the standard error of measurement for teacher made multiple choice tests?
With regards to heuristics: Any heuristic would be based on the assumption that the teacher would be writing a set of additional items of roughly comparable quality, difficulty, and variety as the existing items. I acknowledge that some teachers might differ in their skill in doing this, but at the same time, a heuristic could be frame in terms of a ball park or a typical range.
Mar
21
answered Are cortisol measures more reliable than self-reported fear measures for looking at difference scores?
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asked Are cortisol measures more reliable than self-reported fear measures for looking at difference scores?
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revised Free online survey and diary software for conducting experience sampling studies
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Mar
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revised Why do humans like being touched?
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comment Why do humans like being touched?
You might want to read this review of social touch research: Thayer, S. (1986). History and strategies of research on social touch. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 10(1), 12-28.
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comment What is the standard error of measurement for teacher made multiple choice tests?
In addition to difficulties in implementation, I think IRT is not applied in teacher constructed test settings because there is often an implicit contract with the students. That is, a student's mark is directly related to the proportion of items answered correctly. Thus, in IRT there is still the question of how thetas will be mapped on to exam grades. Of course this can be overcome, but I think it presents another obstacle to uptake, particularly where the test is used to make judgements about absolute performance and not just normative performance.