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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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Sep
27
comment Why is my Gabor patch not resizing as a function of the bounding box?
I assume this question is about programming a psychophysics experiment. There are varying views about when a question about programming a psychological experiment is on topic. This meta question discusses the topic: meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/471/… Thus, I'd like to think that such questions wouldn't be closed as off topic. That said, I think the OP would get better answers on stack overflow.
Sep
23
comment How to design ballot papers with a large number of candidates in a preferential system?
Yep. I can also see an argument for maintaining the status quo, as any changes could readily be manipulated to advantage one party over another.
Sep
23
comment How to design ballot papers with a large number of candidates in a preferential system?
+1 Great answer. I quite like the optional preferential approach, but perhaps marks below the line could override implied preferences above the line.
Sep
18
comment Research software for conducting a task between card sorting and sketch map drawing
It sounds like this would work well for usability testing. For cognitive psych tasks, I imagine you'd want a means of recording response latencies and user actions in some automated and precise way.
Sep
18
comment Does individual work performance follow a Paretian distribution?
Thanks the Beck, Beatty, & Sackett article looks like an interesting critical complement to O'Boyle and Aguinis' article.
Sep
12
comment Why do I type “it's” when I know it should be “its”
@Steven Just my opinion, but I wonder whether this question is a duplicate. I guess it is an instance where a general question has been asked, but here we have a more specific question. The specific question comes under the umbrella of the broader question, but I also think that the more specific question will get a more specific answer. I'd be happy to add an answer to this question.
Sep
12
comment Why do people make rants on Meta Stack Exchange sites?
Interesting question. I'm just wondering to what extent the labelling of internet communication as a rant is subjective. How are you defining "rants"? And what is the difference between a non-immature rant and a mature expression of dissatisfaction? Eventhough we think we know the different, it might still be useful to first define this distinction
Sep
12
comment Does winning the Fields medal decrease subsequent research achievement?
yep good point. That said, if there was no sampling error, I think the difference observed at five years is practically important.
Sep
12
comment Does winning the Fields medal decrease subsequent research achievement?
@homeland I think that 3 versus 5 widgets of anything per year would be practically important. I.e., almost double the productivity. I agree that the question has statistical elements (and I'm quite active on Stats.SE), but that also, much theoretical judgement would be required to determine whether the comparison group is meaningful. The importance of theory is what motivates me to ask the question here.
Sep
3
comment How to calculate IQ score based on raw score and adjust for age?
I've added your question about speed and IQ scores separately here: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/4491/…
Sep
3
comment How are Raven's Matrices scores converted into age adjusted IQ?
See also this general question about how to create age adjusted IQ scores
Sep
2
comment What are the groundbreaking papers on “Perception Learning” within Cognitive Science?
The other option is just to frame it as a regular question (i.e., no one-paper per answer rule) and let someone post a single answer that is somehow comprehensive (possibly with links to further lists) and leave it as non-community wiki. That's what we've tended to do on this site. That said, I guess this will be an interesting experiment. And there is this meta post to discuss this general class of questions.
Aug
30
comment How long should I work before taking a break?
I agree with taal. It is good to have a link to an equivalent question on productivity.SE, however that question largely focuses on suggestions (but I did see one reference). On cogsci it's more about the scientific theories and empirical evidence for why a particular method works.
Aug
29
comment Are there third party providers of Mechanical Turk psychology experiment services?
+1 thanks. That's useful.
Aug
28
comment Can ESP and out-of-body phenomena be understood as a form of dreaming or hallucination?
I tried to distill what you were saying into a concise question. I'm not sure whether I succeeded or not, but if not feel free to edit to a concise question
Aug
28
comment What causes fear of failure to lead to lack of effort and actual failure?
The question was going to be closed on the basis of being self-help, so I gave it a massive overhaul, to hopefully focus on the general question.
Aug
22
comment Which R packages have good collections of psychology datasets?
Thanks. They look like they'll be useful for a factor analysis / psychometrics lab I need to give.
Aug
22
comment What are effective strategies for increasing concentration and motivation when doing seemingly passive activities such as reading journal articles?
@AsheeshR if the OP would like to request a migration, I'm happy to do that. However, I imagine on cogsci you are likely to get a different kind of answer than on personal productivity. In particular, I think answers on cogsci would be more research based and grounded in psychological theory. However, if you know of any specific equivalent questions on personal productivity it might be worth posting them here.
Aug
22
comment What are effective strategies for increasing concentration and motivation when doing seemingly passive activities such as reading journal articles?
It is an interesting situation. Your initial question needed clarification regarding (a) what was the question; (b) how could it be framed in a general way. I have given it a little edit so that there is a clear question. Feel free to edit further if your question is different or you have additional related questions.
Aug
22
comment Which R packages have good collections of psychology datasets?
awesome. I hadn't seen that github resource before. That said, I often have trouble finding authentic and realistic psychological datasets on the web, as opposed to toy-example datasets.