Daniël Lakens @ CeSCuP
Daniël Lakens is an assistant Professor at the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is the author of numerous articles in prestigious journals such as Perspectives on psychological sciences, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Via his blog, publications, interventions in the news media and activity on social networking sites, he has been a very active and influential in promoting research practices aimed at increasing the reliability and transparency of research in psychology. Last but not least, he has invested considerable efforts in teaching new approaches to research practices in accessible and effective ways.
His webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/lakens2/Home
His blog: http://daniellakens.blogspot.be/
12:00 pm: Talk by Daniël Lakens
Sample Size Justification: Designing Well-Powered but Efficient Studies
Abstract: If there is one issue researchers agree on in the current ‘crisis of confidence’ in psychology, it’s that we need to collect data larger samples to achieve high statistical power. Many journals now explicitly require researchers to justify their sample sizes. In this talk, I will discuss how to design well- powered studies with sequential analyses, and when to pre-register one-sided tests to improve the efficiency of data collection. I will highlight some common pitfalls when performing power analyses, and how power analyses (both on the published literature, as on your own studies) are always bia- sed estimates of the required sample size. Finally, I will explain why even when you design high-powered lines of research, non-significant effects should be expected, and explain when sets of studies with mixed results should be interpreted as evidence for a true effect.
1:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Discussion
– Should we all become Bayesians?
– How can I evaluate a literature riddled with false positives?
– Why isn’t 95% of published findings true, if we all use an alpha level of 0.05?
– How can I provide support for a null effect?
– Is it true that the null is never true?
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