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 The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. 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
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ZonMw Grant for Early Prediction of PTSD
Mirjam van Zuiden, me and several others including organizations like Slachtofferhulp, Stichting VeiligheidNL, Stichting Arq, obtained a grant from ZonMW within the call Long-term cohort studies on early recognition and treatment of mental disorders accepted. Our project is titled Towards Accurate Screening And Prevention (2-ASAP): improving…
ASReview wins award
The ASReview team wins the KNVI- Victorine van Schaickfonds Initiative Award!!! We are very happy with this recognition 🙂 The jury report: Initiatiefprijs: ASR team onder leiding van Rens van de Schoot De jury heeft besloten de initiatiefprijs 2019 toe te kennen aan het interdisciplinaire…
Systematic Reviews are “top of the bill” in research. The number of systematic reviews published by researchers increases year after year. But performing a sound systematic review is a time-consuming and sometimes boring task. Our software, ASReview, is designed to accelerate the step of screening…