Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

I 'retired' in 2008 after 34 years in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University. I retired to write the book: "Understanding The New Statistics: Effect Sizes, Confidence Intervals, and Meta-Analysis" (Routledge, New York, 2012), which was recently released. My main research interest is statistical cognition, which is the empirical study of how people understand--or misunderstand--statistical ideas and presentations of data. I am keen to promote the reform of statistical practices, especially a shift from statistical significance testing to estimation and meta-analysis. I enjoy mountain bike riding, woodworking, word games, and spending time with the grandchildren.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Emeritus Professor, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University
  • 1974–2008
    Lecturer to Professor, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University

Education

  • 1971 
    Oxford University, DPhil in Experimental Psychology
  • 1968 
    State of Victoria, Rhodes Scholar

Research Areas

  • Psychological Methodology, Design And Analysis (170110)
  • Psychology And Cognitive Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified (179999)