Posts

2021

  • The right order of Method sections

    Method sections in academic (psychology) papers usually consist of the following sections: Participants, Design, Procedure, and Materials. They also tend to be presented in this order. But is this, generally speaking, the right order? I don’t think so. I think the proper order of Method sections is: Design Procedure Materials Data Analysis Participants Two things are notable here. One, there’s a Data Analysis section. Two, the Participants section is all the way at the end.

2020

  • Useful power analysis papers

    A curious thing happened in the field of social psychology: Social psychologists finally realized that statistical power is important. Unfortunately, they then skipped the step of figuring out how to do them correctly. Here I list some papers on power analyses that I hope help in improving the way we do them.