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The best theory is a flawed one by Dr Ian Hussey

14 February 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

About the speaker

Ian’s research interests centre on behaviours that have traditionally been difficult to understand, measure, predict and influence, including implicit bias and suicidal behaviour. He is interested in function of behavior and the context it occurs in context (Behaviorism), measurement validity, statistical modelling (often Bayesian), and all things R/tidyverse. He is a strong proponent of Open Science practices, and won a 2019 commendation from the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS). Find out more about Ian via his website.

About the talk

Ian discusses the ensuing theory crisis in social science research, which takes the form of theories that are so elastic they’re unfalsifiable and – what’s worse – it is the interests of researchers to keep their theories going, ushering in yet more grant more and preserving their independent research brand. He draws particularly upon examples from his research in implicit bias.


14 February 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT


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RIOT Science Club – Westminster