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About fidlerfm

Associate Professor ARC Future Fellow

Interviews 1: Paul Meehl (2002)

During my (relatively ancient*) PhD, I interviewed many prominent (at the time) critics of Null Hypothesis Testing and advocates of methodological and statistical change in psychology, medicine and ecology. My interview with Paul Meehl took place in 2002. (He died … Continue reading

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Improving and evaluating reasoning

In January 2017, we commenced work on the SWARM project, which is the University of Melbourne’s team in the larger CREATE program – Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation- aims to find ways to improve reasoning by taking advantage of (a) the wisdom … Continue reading

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New publication: Meta-research for evaluating reproducibility in ecology and evolution

Over the last few years we have learned a lot about the reliability of scientific evidence in a range of fields through large scale ‘meta-research’ projects. Such projects take a scientific approach to studying science itself, and can help shed … Continue reading

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The role of scientists in public debate

Monday Feb 6 2017, 9am – 5pm, Storey Hall, RMIT University A one-day workshop for graduate students and early to mid career scientists in conservation and environmental research areas, who are interested in public engagement for practical and/or philosophical reasons. … Continue reading

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