Bio

My academic education took place at the University of Amsterdam, where I obtained a Master degree in Behavioral Economics and Game Theory as well as a Research Master degree in Psychology. During my studies I realized that the social sciences are not functioning as well as they should and that there are issues at both the institutional level and at the level of individual researchers. In my PhD-project, I mainly focus on the latter by studying researchers' ideas about nonsignificant results, meta-analytic results, and the complexities of preregistration. Other research interests of mine include evolutionary psychology, human cooperation, and network analysis.

Teaching

In the academic year 2017/2018, I am responsible for the tutorials of the courses 'Techniques of Causal Analysis', and 'Construction and Analysis of Questionnaires'.

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Consensus-based guidance for conducting and reporting multi-analyst s…

    Aczel, B., Szaszi, B., Nilsonne, G., van den Akker, O. R., Albers, C. J., van Assen, M., Bastiaansen, J. A., Benjamin, D., Boehm, U., Botvinik-nezer, R., Bringmann, L. F., Busch, N. A., Caruyer, E., Cataldo, A. M., Cowan, N., Delios, A., Van Dongen, N. N., Donkin, C., Van Doorn, J. B., ... Wagenmakers, E. (2021). Consensus-based guidance for conducting and reporting multi-analyst studies. Elife, 10, [e72185].
  2. Towards wide-scale adoption of open science practices - The role of o…

    Armeni, K., Brinkman, L., Carlsson, R., Eerland, A., Fijten, R., Fondberg, R., Heininga, V. E., Heunis, S., Koh, W. Q., Masselink, M., Moran, N., Baoill, A. O., Sarafoglou, A., Schettino, A., Schwamm, H., Sjoerds, Z., Teperek, M., van den Akker, O. R., van't Veer, A., & Zurita-Milla, R. (2021). Towards wide-scale adoption of open science practices: The role of open science communities. Science and Public Policy, 48(5), 605-611.
  3. Citation patterns following a strongly contradictory replication resu…

    Hardwicke, T. E., Szucs, D., Thibault, R. T., Cruwell, S., van den Akker, O. R., Nuijten, M. B., & Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2021). Citation patterns following a strongly contradictory replication result: Four case studies from psychology. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 4(3).
  4. The role of meta-analysis and preregistration in assessing the eviden…

    Ross, R. M., van Aert, R. C. M., van den Akker, O. R., & van Elk, M. (2021). The role of meta-analysis and preregistration in assessing the evidence for cleansing effects. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, [e19].
  5. Same data, different conclusions - Radical dispersion in empirical re…

    Schweinsberg, M., Feldman, M., Staub, N., van den Akker, O. R., van Aert, R. C. M., Van Assen, M. A. L. M., Liu, Y., Althoff, T., Heer, J., Kale, A., Mohamed, Z., Amireh, H., Venkatesh Prasad, V., Bernstein, A., Robinson, E., Snellman, K., Amy Sommer, S., Otner, S. M. G., Robinson, D., ... Luis Uhlmann, E. (2021). Same data, different conclusions: Radical dispersion in empirical results when independent analysts operationalize and test the same hypothesis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 165, 228-249.

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