In the spirit of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the United States, the Observer pays its annual tribute to the latest innovations in psychological science methodology. This year, scientists share their experiences using social media, smartphones, open-source software, and other implements of the Internet age to broaden their data sets and speed up their analyses.
In his painting The Treachery of Images, René Magritte warned that illustrations aren’t the same as the real thing. Guest columnist and APS Fellow Jürgen Margraf, of Ruhr University Bochum,… More>
Tamlin Conner, University of Otago, discusses her use of mobile-communications data to study emotions and health. More>
University of Pennsylvania, shares his experiences working with computer scientists and social-media services to study large populations. More>
Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, University of Amsterdam, and a global team of scientists introduce JASP, a free and open software package for Bayesian statistical analysis. More>
As a behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation, Coreen Farris is seeing her research inform US policy pursuits, including the burgeoning initiative to eliminate sexual assaults in the military. More>
In the inaugural issue of APS’s first journal, APS Fellow Deborah Phillips coauthored an article that noted the dearth of research on the effects that child care services have on… More>