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 8th Mplus Users Meeting
Kick-off for the project “The myth of null-hypothesis significance testing”
Today we have our first consortium meeting for the project “The myth of null-hypothesis significance testing in scientific research”, subsidized by ZonMW within the call about promoting responsible research practices (see below for more information about the project). The project group consists of Michiel de…
Wetenschap…dat kan ik ook
Bij de Jonge Akademie organiseren we Kennis op Straat. Daar kun je als niet-wetenschapper korte lezingen boeken gegeven door jonge en enthousiaste wetenschappers uit allerlei vakgebieden, waar naast een inhoudelijk thema ook de onderzoekende houding die aan wetenschap eigen is aan bod komt. Ook mij…
Special Issue Bayesian Statistics
Psychological Methods published a Special Issue on Bayesian Data Analysis with two of my papers 🙂