Some background:I started using statistics for my research sometime in 1999 or 2000. I was a student at Ohio State, Linguistics, and I had just gotten interested in psycholinguistics. I knew almost nothing ...

Barr et al's well-intentioned paper is starting to lead to some seriously weird behavior in psycholinguistics! As a reviewer, I'm seeing submissions where people take the following approach:1. Try to fit a "maximal" linear mixed model. If you get...

Following a discussion on Gelman's blog, I was playing around with simulating scientists looking for significant effects. Suppose each of 1000 scientists run 200 experiments in their lifetime, and suppose that 20% of the experiments are such that the n...

Here is a comparison of lmer vs Stan output on a mildly complicated dataset from a psychology expt. (Kliegl et al 2011). The data are here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwuz1g7rtwy17p1/KWDYZ_test.rda.The data and paper available from: http://openscience.u...

As part of my course in bayesian data analysis, I have put up some common linear mixed models that we fit in psycholinguistics. These are written in JAGS and Stan. Comments and suggestions for improvement are most welcome.Code: http://www.ling.uni-pots...

I decided to teach a basic course on bayesian data analysis with a focus on psycholinguistics. Here is the course website (below). How could this possibly be a bad idea!http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/advanceddataanalysis.html

As part of my long slog towards statistical understanding, I started making notes on the very specific topic of linear models. The details are tricky and hard to keep in mind, and it is difficult to go back and forth between books and notes to try to r...

Recently, on Andrew Gelman's blog there was a discussion about how to get yourself a statistics education (presumably without going through the whole process of becoming a professional statistician). Here's the discussion on Gelman's blog, with lots of...