Daniel Lakens 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize RecipientBITSS CatalystPsychologySSMART Grant Recipient

2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize Recipient — Leader in Education

Daniel Lakens is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) whose work focuses on reward structures in science and applied statistics. His main lines of empirical research focus on conceptual thought and meaning.

Dr. Lakens is interested in helping other researchers to design informative and efficient studies, and draw good statistical inferences from their data. His MOOC “Improving Your Statistical Inferences” has over 10,000 students enrolled and he has given over 40 workshops on open science and improving research practices. Dr. Lakens won a Teacher of the Year award at TU/e in 2014 and co-edited with Brian Nosek a 2014 special issue of Social Psychology with pre-registered replication studies. He has published extensively on meta-analysis, statistical methods, and research reproducibility.

From Dr. Lakens: ” I love to teach (and was elected as best teacher of a bachelor course at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014), especially about research methods to young scholars. I prioritize review requests based on how much the articles try to adhere to Open Science principles. I believe science is a collaborative enterprise – please contact me if you have any questions I can help with.”


Other Related Works

Lakens, D., Hilgard, J., & Staaks, J. (2016). On the reproducibility of meta-analyses: Six practical recommendations. BMC Psychology, 4, 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-016-0126-3

Morey, R. D., Chambers, C. D., Etchells, P. J., Harris, C. R., Hoekstra, R., Lakens, D., Lewandowsky, S., Morey, C. C., Newman, D. P., Schönbrodt, F., Vanpaemel, W., Wagenmakers, E. J., & Zwaan, R., A. (2016). The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative: Incentivising Open Research Practices through Peer Review. Royal Society Open Science, 3(1), 150547

Lakens, D., & Etz, A. J. (2017). Too true to be bad: When sets of studies with significant and non-significant findings are probably true. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550617693058

Nosek, B. A., & Lakens, D. (2014). Registered reports: A method to increase the credibility of published results. Social Psychology, 43, 137-141. DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000192

Lakens, D. & Evers, E. (2014). Sailing from the seas of chaos into the corridor of stability: Practical recommendations to increase the informational value of studies. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 278-292. DOI: 10.1177/1745691614528520.

Koole, S. L., & Lakens, D. (2012). Rewarding replications: A sure and simple way to improve psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 608-614. doi: 10.1177/1745691612462586.

Dr. Lakens is also a Principal Investigator on two Social Science Meta-Analysis and Research Transparency (SSMART) projects:

Examining the Reproducibility of Meta Analyses in Psychology

Will knowledge about more efficient study designs increase the willingness to pre-register?