You can find a detailed CV here.
Science is essential for progress. We view scientific research as objective and expect it will uncover “the truth”. However, science is done by people and people make mistakes. My research interests focus on using empirical methods to uncover the flaws in the current scientific system and improve it, so we can place more trust in scientific research.
One of the solutions I think is promising, is encouraging openness. In the 5 minute video below I give my take on data sharing in psychology. This video is part of a series on open science, watch all videos here.
Education / Research
- PhD Methodology & Statistics, Tilburg University
December 2012 – December 2017 (defense date: May 30 2018)
Dissertation title: Research on Research: A Meta-Scientific Study of Problems and Solutions in Psychological Science, supervisors: prof. dr. J. M. Wicherts and prof. dr. M. A. L. M. van Assen.
- MSc Psychology (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
September 2011 – October 2012
Specialization: Psychological Research Methods. Thesis: A Default Bayesian Hypothesis Test for Mediation, supervisor: prof. dr. E.–J. Wagenmakers.
- BSc Psychology (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
September 2008 – August 2011
Specialization: Psychological Research Methods. Thesis: The Use of the Sobel Test in Mediation Analysis, supervisor: prof. dr. J. M. Wicherts.
- 2016-present: Lecturer and co-coordinator of the first year’s psychology course on methodology and research methods: “MTO-A-PSY”. Tilburg University.
- 2018 – present: Lecturer and coordinator of the Research Master course “Programming in R”. Tilburg University.
- Teaching Assistant
- 2013 – 2016: Supervising tutorials for the second year’s psychology course on correlational research methods: “MTO-D PSY”. Tilburg University.
- 2012: Designing and grading assignments, supervising practical sessions for a first year’s Beta Gamma course on research methods and statistics in R: “Social Sciences in Perspective”. University of Amsterdam.
- 2012: Supervising practical sessions, grading assignments for the Bachelor of Psychology course “SPSS Psychology”. University of Amsterdam.
- 2012: Supervising practical sessions, grading assignments for the Research Master of Psychology course “Programming Skills: R”. University of Amsterdam.
- Supervisor Research Internship
- 2014: Supervising the research internship of Research Master student Chris Hartgerink. Project: Statcheck programming internship. Tilburg University.
- 2013: Supervising the research internship of Research Master student Jeroen Borghuis. Project: Does recommended data sharing decrease statistical misreporting? Tilburg University.
In the short clip below you can find an shortened version of one of my lectures for Introduction to Research Methodology. This mini-lecture was used on the Tilburg University website to help new students choose their Bachelor/minor.