Daniel Lakens, PhD


Daniel Lakens is an experimental psychologist working at the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He works actively on improving research methods and statistical inferences, and has published on the importance of replication research, sequential analyses and equivalence testing, and frequentist statistics. He was involved in establishing dedicated grants for replication studies by the Dutch science funder NWO, and with Brian Nosek co-edited a special issue with the first Registered Reports in psychology in 2014. He teaches about better research practices on Coursera, published a free open textbook on statistics, and received the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science in 2017 for his course ‘Improving Your Statistical Inferences’ in which more than 70.000 learners have enrolled, and in 2023 won the Ammodo Science award for fundamental research in the Social Sciences.

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