Practicing science is a field of passion. With all the external incentives and publication pressure, however, it is almost understandable that scholars move towards unethical practices such as using fraudulent questionnaires and emphasizing only the positive (i.e. significant) findings. Through my work, I urge upon an emphasis on the personal, the ethical and the honest of practicing science.
I am affiliated with a number of organisations aiming to improve science and society as whole, such as The Young Academy and the FD Young Circle. Also, I regularly devote time with my PhD students to discuss the fine boundaries of responsible research practices. All these activities I initiate with the aim to inspire young people to never renounce from improving research output and resulting political decisions.
Because of my belief in change when it is needed, I am described to be an open-minded, ambitious person, using my academic specialisations to encourage academics to level up. I am specialised in the inclusion of expert opinions into Bayesian Statistical models to bring practice and theory closer together. The accuracy of concepts tested in questionnaires is also a topic he is eager to study, and provide feedback and advice on. In terms of applying statistics, I am particularly interested in posttraumatic stress originating from extraordinary situations, such as fire hazards and wars.
Besides my academic life, I enjoy outdoor climbing and survival trips with my family to counterbalance the long hours in the office. Notably, I have a particular fascination and love for the black bears I've met in Alaska.
Rianne van Dijk
Rianne van Dijk
Sonja D. Winter
Time till the S4 conference: Small Sample Size Solutions
Presentation ‘Stop Testing Null Hypotheses’ at NIP-Symposium
The photo was taken just before my PhD-defense almost 7 years ago and I still fight against the (mis)use of p-values and null hypotheses. For example, At the symposium When culture matters: When: 2nd of November 2017 Where: De Koepelzaal in Het Huis, Utrecht, Boorstraat 107 Abstract…
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LATEST UPDATE (17 oct 17.00 Amsterdam Time zone) 🙁 Sadly, the venue we had chosen for our Winter Stats Camp in Puerto Rico is unable to host us and we must postpone the event to January of 2019. The meeting space sustained damage that needs…
VWO studenten gooien echt met dobbelstenen!
Vandaag heb ik aan 120 VWO5 leerlingen een gast-college gegeven over “Wetenschap, dat kan ik ook!” binnen het project Kennis op Straat van de Jonge Akademie. Het was echt een super leuke ervaring met gezellige leerlingen! En ja, ik had mijn helm nodig omdat ze…