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How many time are you allowed to re-analyse data?

Often you have a specific hypothesis in mind before you start analyzing data. What if, after entering data and analyzing this data, your hypothesis is not confirmed? Can you re-analyze the same data over and over again untill your hypothesis is confirmed?

The short animation can be used in classroom as a starting point for the discussion about this topic.

My Adventures among the Scientists

Animation “My adventures among the scientists" – By Sir prof.dr. Jeffrey Mosquite, esq, PhD. about authorship roles

Videos about p-values

Explaining the p-value

In this video I introduce the p-value, but I make a mistake somewhere in the story... are you able to find it?

How to misuse the p-value

In this video I show ways of getting your p-values lower than the cut-off value of .05 and I explain why this is not a good practice.

Stop using p-values?!

In this video I argue that if you criticize the use of p-values, you should also don't use them yourselves... but, that's not so easy and it might even hurt...

The famous black bear story

In many of my presentations I use a true story about facing a black bear during my wedding trip to explain the use and misuse of p-values. After receiving many requests, this story is now on YouTube! 🙂

Behind the scenes of the black bear movie


Impressions First Annual StatsCampSafari in South-Africa

The Optentia Research Focus Area, in collaboration with Prof. Todd D Little and Prof. Rens van de Schoot presented a Stats Camp in South Africa.

Impression LofS during the ECDP

This video is part of the LofS.

Premiere animation about authorship roles

This video is part of the LofS.

Rens and Stefan about authorship roles

This video is part of the LofS.

Machines taking over jobs scientists?

Zie ook de pagina met impressies van het symposium over dit onderwerp.

Impressions from the 8th Mplus Users’ Meeting in Utrecht, 2017

The aim of the Dutch Mplus Users Group is to bring together international users of Mplus and to share information, learn about new developments and discuss solutions for typical Mplus problems. We organize such meetings for all interested researchers (applied researchers, statisticians & methodologists). Impression from our last meeting can be found in this video. Don't miss our next meeting!

Interview with Bengt Muthén

During the 8th Mplus Users' Meeting Rens van de Schoot interviewed Bengt Muthén about the newest release of the software Mplus.

Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling explained in 5 minutes

Mplus 8 offers the possibility to analyze intensive longitudinal data, such as obtained with ecological momentary assessments, experience sampling method, ambulatory assessments, and daily diaries, using dynamic SEM (DSEM). Tihomir Asparouhov explains the equations behind DSEM in 5 minutes (you might want to watch the movie several times...).

Interview with Mårten Schulzberg

Mårten Schulzberg is one of the early adopters of Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling. In this interview he talks about his motivation and explains how he applied DSEM.

Videos of ceremonies

Rens van de Schoot: New Member of 'De Jonge Akademie'

I introduced myself during the installation ceromony of the Young Academy (Jonge Akademie) on 29 March 2016. I elaborated on my academic research.

Rens van de Schoot wins the APA Award 2013

This video was recorded because I was unable to present at the APA-award ceremony:

Prestige lecture by Prof. Rens van de Schoot at Optentia, Nort-West University, South-Africa

This video contains my prestige lecture for obtaining an extra-ordinary professorship at the Optentia research program, North-West University, South-Africa (9th of July. 2011).

Informative Hypotheses. How to move beyond classical null hypothesis testing?

This video contains my layman’s talk given prior to my PhD defense, 29 Oct. 2010, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.