Research Interests


My name is Don van Ravenzwaaij and I am an Associate Professor at the Psychometrics and Statistics Department of Psychology at the University of Groningen.  Earlier this year, I was awarded an NWO Vidi grant for improving the evaluation of statistical evidence in the field of biomedicine. My research interests can roughly be divided in two main strands (for details, see my Papers):


The first pillar of my research is about proper use of statistical inference in science. This work includes, but is not limited to, advocating preregistration of experiments, conducting replications, developing the statistics to test replications, promoting the use of  Bayesian statistics, and developing flexible decision criteria in statistical inference. Two blog-posts of mine on the problems with conventional statistical inference can be found here and here.


The second pillar of my research is about the advancement and application of response time models to speeded decision making. This work involves both theoretical and applied work in the fields of mathematical psychology, statistics, neurophysiology, intelligence research, social psychology, psychopharmacology, and clinical psychology.

Don van Ravenzwaaij


University of Groningen


Heymans Building, rm 239

Grote Kruisstraat 2/1

9712 TS Groningen

The Netherlands


(+31) 50 363 7021


d[dot]van[dot]ravenzwaaij[at]rug[dot]nl


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