Preprints & Working Papers

Nuijten, M. B., Van Assen, M. A. L. M., Augusteijn, H. E. M., Crompvoets, E. A. V., & Wicherts, J. M. (2018). Effect sizes, power, and biases in intelligence research: a meta-meta-analysis. Preprint retrieved from

Nuijten, M. B., Van Assen, M. A. L. M., Hartgerink, C. H. J., Epskamp, S., & Wicherts, J. M. (2017). The validity of the tool “statcheck” in discovering statistical reporting inconsistencies. Preprint retrieved from


*OSF = Supplemental materials on Open Science Framework 

Colombo, M., Duev, G., Nuijten, M. B., Sprenger, J. (2018). Statistical reporting inconsistencies in experimental philosophy. PLoS One, 13(4), e0194360. URL

Nuijten, M. B., Bakker, M., Maassen, E., & Wicherts, J. M. (in press). Verify original results through reanalysis before replicating: a commentary on “Making Replication Mainstream” by Rolf A. Zwaan, Alexander Etz, Richard E. Lucas, & M. Brent Donnellan. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Preprint retrieved from

Nuijten, M. B. (2017). Share analysis plans and results. Nature551, 559. URL PDF

Nuijten, M. B., Borghuis, J., Veldkamp, C. L. S., Dominguez-Alvarez, L., Van Assen, M. A. L. M., & Wicherts, J. M. (2017).  Journal data sharing policies and statistical reporting inconsistencies in psychology. Collabra: Psychology, 3(1), 1-22. doi10.1525/collabra.102. PDF OSF

Nuijten, M. B., Deserno, M. K., Cramer, A. O. J., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Mental disorders as complex networks: An introduction and overview of a network approach to psychopathology. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 13 (4/5), 68-76. PDF

Nuijten, M. B., Deserno, M. K., Cramer, A. O. J., Costantini, G., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Disturbi mentali come complex network: Un’ introduzione e una panoramica all’ approccio network in psicopatologia. Cognitivismo clinico13 (2), 135-149. PDF

Nuijten, M. B. (2016). Vals positieven: Geen gebrek aan integriteit, maar een teveel aan flexibiliteit. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 38 (2), 175-180.

Nuijten, M. B., Hartgerink, C. H. J., van Assen, M. A. L. M., Epskamp, S., & Wicherts, J. M. (2016). The prevalence of statistical reporting errors in psychology (1985-2013). Behavior Research Methods, 48 (4), 1205-1226. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-015-0664-2 PDF OSF

Hartgerink, C. H. J., Van Aert, R. C. M., Nuijten, M. B., Wicherts, J. M., Van Assen, M. A. L. M. (2016). Distributions of p-values smaller than .05 in Psychology: What is going on? PeerJ4, e1935,  DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1935 PDF

Nuijten, M. B. (2016). Preventing statistical errors in scientific journals. European Science Editing, 42, 1, 8-10. PDF

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349 (6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 OSF

Nuijten, M. B., van Assen, M. A. L. M., Veldkamp, C. L. S., & Wicherts, J. M. (2015). The replication paradox: Combining studies can decrease accuracy of effect size estimate. Review of General Psychology, 19 (2), 172-182. DOI: 10.1037/gpr0000034 PDF OSF

Nuijten, M. B., Wetzels, R., Matzke, D., Dolan, C. V., & Wagenmakers, E. J. (2015). A default Bayesian hypothesis test for mediation. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 85-97. doi: 10.3758/s13428-014-0470-2. PDF OSF

Veldkamp, C. L. S., Nuijten, M. B., Dominguez-Alvarez, L., Van Assen, M. A. L. M., & Wicherts, J. M. (2014).  Statistical reporting errors and collaboration on statistical analyses in psychological science. PLoS One(12), e114876. URL OSF

Nuijten, M. B., van Assen, M. A. L. M., van Aert, R. C. M., & Wicherts, J. M. (2014). Standard analyses fail to show that US studies overestimate effect sizes in softer research. PNAS111 (7), E712-E713. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1322149111 PDF

Van Assen, M. A. L. M., Van Aert, R. C. M., Nuijten, M. B., Wicherts, J. M. (2014). Why publishing everything is more effective than selective publishing of statistically significant results. PLoS One, 9 (1), e84896. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084896. URL

Books and Book Chapters

Nuijten, M. B. (2018). Research on research: a meta-scientific study of problems and solutions in psychological science. Doctoral dissertation. URL

Lunansky, G., Nuijten, M. B., Deserno, M. K., Cramer, A. O. J., & Borsboom, D. (2017). Een symptoom komt nooit alleen: Psychologische stoornissen als complexe netwerken [A symptom never comes alone: Psychological disorders as complex networks]. To appear in: Handboek Persoonlijkheidspathologie [Handbook of Personality Pathology].

R Packages

Epskamp, S. & Nuijten, M. B.  (2014). statcheck: Extract statistics from articles and recompute p values. Retrieved from (R package version 1.0.0)

Nuijten, M. B., Wetzels, R., Matzke, D., Dolan, C. V., & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2014). BayesMed: Default bayesian hypothesis tests for correlation, partial correlation, and mediation. Retrieved from (R package version 1.0.0)

Popular Press

Nuijten, M. B. (2017). Journal policies that encourage data sharing prove extremely effective. LSE Impact Blog. URL

Nuijten, M. B. (2017). BayesMed and statcheck. APS Observer. URL

Nuijten, M. B., Deserno, M., Cramer, A. O. J., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Een symptoom komt nooit alleen: Psychologische stoornissen als complexe netwerken. De PsycholoogPDF


Singh Chawla, D. (2017). Controversial software is proving surprisingly accurate at spotting errors in psychology papers. Science. URL

Keulen, J. P. (2017). “Onderzoek moet gepubliceerd worden, ongeacht de uitkomst”. New Scientist. URL

Beek, S. (2017). Fouten filteren uit de wetenschap. NEMO KennisLink. URL

McCluskey, B. (2017). Replication: how to address failure. Technologist. URL

Short video on Data Sharing and Open Data for the SPSP Experts video series, created in collaboration with SIPS and the OSF. URL

Guest on the podcast on the Guardian’s Science Weekly Podcast with Hannah Devlin. URL

Guest on the podcast “PLOScast” with Elizabeth Seiver. URL

Guest on the podcast “Everything Hertz” with Dan Quintana and James Heathers. URL

Buranyi, S. (2017). The hi-tech war on science fraud. The Guardian. URL

Nature Editorial (2016). Post-publication criticism is crucial, but should be constructive: In an era of online discussion, debate must remain nuanced and courteous. Nature540, 7-8. DOI: 10.1038/540007b. URL

Baker, M. (2016). Stat-checking software stirs up psychology. Nature, 540, 151–152. DOI: 0.1038/540151a. URL

Buranyi, S. (2016). Scientists are worried about `peer review by algorithm’. Motherboard (VICE). URL

Resnick, B. (2016). A bot crawled thousands of studies looking for simple math errors. The results are concerning. Vox. URL

Kershner, K. (2016). Statcheck: when bots `correct’ academics. How Stuff Works URL

Keulemans, M. (2016). Worden sociale wetenschappen geterroriseerd door jonge onderzoekers?: Oorlog onder psychologen. De Volkskrant. URL

Baker, M. (2015). Smart software spots statistical errors in psychology papers: One in eight articles contain data-reporting mistakes that affect their conclusions. Nature News. URL

BNR Nieuwsradio (2015). Radiointerview: URL

Vermeulen, M. (2015). ‘Grove onzorgvuldigheden’ in deel psychologische studies: Gevolgen voor uitkomst in 1 op 8 papers. De Volkskrant. URL

Aan de Brugh, M. (2015). Psycholoog tobt met statistiek. NRC Handelsblad. URL

Keulemans, M. (2015). De psychologie van gebrekkig onderzoek. De Volkskrant, 41-43. URL

Huis in ‘t Veld, E. M. J. (2014). Replication Paradox: Met Michèle Nuijten. De Psychonoom, 17-20. PDF

Verbeke, R. (2014). Barsten in betrouwbaarheid. Eos Wetenschap, 28-33. PDF