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 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP)
New at Utrecht University: inflatable chairs. A solution to the issue of limited office space? Or something else.. Follow #LofS to find out
No, I am not in great pain 🙂 It is has to do with several videos we are recording… But, the details have to wait till after my holidays. So, people… enjoy the summer and see you again mid-August!
Interview – what should I ask?
This Friday, the 8th edition of the Mplus Users Meeting will take place on the topic of Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling (DSEM). During the meeting, I will interview Bengt Muthén, Tihomir Asparouhov and Ellen Hamaker about Mplus v8 and DSEM. What should I ask them? Leave…