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PhD position Data-analysis for the behavioral sciences - Belgium  

Ghent University (company)


Posted on : 02 June 2017

Project Description

  • Project: "Statistical interactions in psychology: pitfalls and solutions" Statistical interactions can appear or disappear under non-linear monotone transformations. 
  • This is especially worrying in psychological research where the psychological process is unobserved but monotonically (but not necessarily linearly) related to observed indicators. 
  • This implies that conclusions based on observed data do not necessarily generalize to this process. 
  • In this project we propose appropriate and innovative solutions to this problem. 

Profile of the candidate
  • You hold a Master’s degree and you have a profound interest in statistics and data-analysis. 
  • The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment. 
  • Last year students are equally welcome to apply. 
  • You are an enthusiastic and motivated student.
  •  You have good writing and presentation skills and are capable of working both independently and within a multidisciplinary team.
  •  Experience with R is recommended but not restrictive.