Robbie van Aert BITSS CatalystSSMART Grant RecipientStatistics

Robbie van Aert obtained his Research Master’s degree with as specialization methodology and statistics, and is currently a PhD candidate at the department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University. His PhD, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), is about correcting for publication bias in meta-analyses. Other research interests are developing statistical methods for conducting meta-analyses (usually for the sake of convenience fully ignoring publication bias), detecting and correcting for questionable research practices/p-hacking, and studying reproducibility and replicability of science.

Robbie also received a BITSS SSMART grant to study the extent of publication bias within psychology and medicine. Read the working paper that resulted from this project here. For more information, follow the link below.

Getting it Right with Meta-Analysis: Correcting Effect Sizes for Publication Bias in Meta-Analyses from Psychology and Medicine