Methods & Metascience is a working group at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow. You can find our schedule and materials at this website.

Our regular meetings are Wednesday afternoons from 2pm-3pm in 605 (aka Meeting room) or 529/551 at 62 Hillhead St (aka “Seminar” room) or Room 520 (Computer Lab) in the Boyd Orr. In addition to talks, we also run training events. If you would like to present or run a training workshop, please let Dale know!

For an up-to-date list of talks, please see the events list.


Date Speaker Title Time Room
2020-01-22 Zoltan Dienes How to obtain evidence for the null hypothesis 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2020-01-15 Guillaume Rousselet Why interactions are difficult to interpret and many are simply uninterpretable (slides) 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2020-01-08 Discussion of Yarkoni (2019) Is there a generalizability crisis in psychology and neuroscience? 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-11-13 Dale Barr Containerize your code: Creating reproducible software environments 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-10-29 Andrew Burns Qualitative data – reaching the parts that statistics can’t? 12:00-13:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-10-22 Jo Neary and Kathryn Machray Take a picture, it’ll last longer: Practical and ethical considerations on using visual methods in qualitative research 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-10-18 Anne Scheel Is Hypothesis Testing Overused in Psychology? 12:00-13:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-10-09 Benedict Jones Introducing p curve (slides) 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-10-02 Carolyn Saund Crowdsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (slides) 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-09-24 Jack Taylor and Lisa DeBruine R Shiny Afternoon (tutorial) 13:00-17:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-06-12 Christoph Scheepers and Dale Barr Mixed-Effects Models Q&A (Christoph’s materials on ordinal logistic regression) 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/511
2019-02-08 Daniël Lakens Justify Everything (slides) 15:30-16:30 Seminar Room 529/551
2019-02-06 Lisa DeBruine Discussion prep for Friday seminar (by Daniël Lakens)
Readings: Equivalence Testing for Psychological Research & Justify Your Alpha (+related blog post)
14:00-15:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-12-12 Dale Barr Randomizing and automating assessment with the R exams package (slides) 13:00-14:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-12-05 Jack Taylor LexOPS: A Web App for Stimulus Generation in Psycholinguistics (github) 14:00-15:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-11-28 Larry Barsalou The Situated Assessment Method (SAM^2): A new approach to measuring, understanding, and predicting health behaviours 14:00-15:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-11-21 Robin Ince The Problem of Multiple Comparisons in Neuroimaging 14:00-15:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-11-14 Martin Lages Spot the celebrity lookalike! 14:00-15:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-11-07 Jessica Flake The Fundamental Role of Construct Validity in Original and Replicated Research 14:00-15:30 Seminar Room 529/551
2018-10-31 Lisa DeBruine Your First Shiny App (tutorial) 14:00-15:00 Boyd Orr Computer Lab Room 520
2018-10-24 Ben Jones Writing Registered Reports (slides) 14:00-15:00 Seminar Room 529/551
2018-10-10 Dale Barr Mixed-effects modeling of temporal autocorrelation: Keep it minimal 14:00-15:00 Meeting Room 605
2018-10-03 Christoph Schild Introduction to the formr survey framework in R (slides) 15:00-16:00 Seminar Room 529/551