Human Interaction Lab Data Session: March 28th, 2019

The Human Interaction Laboratory Data session will meet on Thursday, March 28th 2019 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Our next data session will be lead by Dr. Chris Pudlinski. The data is from a collection of peer support warm lines calls. The current research interest is moments of extended silence within these calls. There are four different environments in which multiple longer silences occur: difficult/emotional topics; caller reluctance to share “bad” news; call taker as “active” listener; and call taker as “inattentive” listener. The audio data is of “inattentive” listening. This is the most problematic of these environments, one in which extended conspicuous lapses occur where call taker response is clearly expected.

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Redefine or Justify? Comments on the Alpha debate

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Reference: Redefine or Justify? Comments on the Alpha debate.

Abstract:

Benjamin et al. (Nature Human Behaviour 2, 6-10, 2017) proposed improving the reproducibility of findings in psychological research by lowering the alpha level of our conventional null hypothesis significance tests from .05 to .005, because findings with p-values close to .05 represent insufficient empirical evidence. They argued that findings with a p-value between 0.005 and 0.05 should still be published, but not called Bsignificant^ anymore. This proposal was criticized and rejected in a response by Lakens et al. (Nature Human Behavior 2, 168-171, 2018), who argued that instead of lowering the traditional alpha threshold to .005, we should stop using the term Bstatistically significant,^ and require researchers to determine and justify their alpha levels before they collect data. In this contribution, I argue that the arguments presented by Lakens et al. against the proposal by Benjamin et al. are not convincing. Thus, given that it is highly unlikely that our field will abandon the NHST paradigm any time soon, lowering our alpha level to .005 is at this moment the best way to combat the replication crisis in psychology.

Acknowledgments:

The author wishes to thank Alexander Etz, Jason Noble, and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this paper.

Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 31st January 2019

The Human Interaction Laboratory Data Session will meet on Thursday, January 31st 2019 from 3 – 5 PM in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: julia.mertens@tufts.edu

Data: In this session, Bryanna Hebenstreit (PhD Candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY) will present data set at a Habitat for Humanity build in Upstate NY. We will be analyzing a short clip showing how a volunteer gets the floor and demonstrates a technique that is presented as new for the onlookers. His demonstration is specifically targeted for the supervisor but ends up becoming a resource for all onlookers. We’ll explore how interactants ‘take over’ the main interaction and build their own talk, gestures, and embodied comportments to showcase an action to be seen by a particular interactant. Data in American English.

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JP and Alex 2.0

In this episode JP and Alex catch up with each other and talk about how they like podcasting so far, Alex’s experience doing a joint MS/Phd in stats and cognitive science, JP’s new paper responding to the p<.005 debate, and their future plans for the podcast.

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Notes and links:

  • JP’s entry into the .005 debate: https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13423-018-1523-9 (preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/rbm8y)
  • Notes on Kullback-Leibler divergence: https://psyarxiv.com/5vhzu/

Halloween Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 31st October 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 31stOctober 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

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Data: This special Halloween data session will involve data from Julia Mertens’ collection of Trump/Stern interviews on the Howard Stern radio show between the 90s and the late 2010s. We’re also open to any Trump Whitehouse data you might have transcribed so feel free to bring your own. There might be candy.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 26th September 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Bryanna Hebenstreit (PhD Candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY) will provide video data of an instance where a participant becomes familiar with a floorboard cutting tool on a home refurbishment site. This data provides a look at how participants arrange themselves in relationship to the tool, how participants project their usage of the tool, how other participants are brought into the interaction, and how ‘experienced’ onlookers may anticipate by the embodied conduct of a participant potential consequences of that arrangement and exclaim or otherwise attempt to avert undesirable consequences. Data is in American English.

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The robot bartender will take your order now

Here’s a fun two minute interview on with Sebastian Loth, who used our Ghost In the Machine methodology to study how humans use predictive and incremental language processing to anticipate customer requests.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/robot-bartender-will-take-your-order/

The report is based on this paper:

Loth S, Jettka K, Giuliani M, Kopp S, de Ruiter JP (2018) Confidence in uncertainty: Error cost and commitment in early speech hypotheses. PLOS ONE 13(8): e0201516.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201516

 

 

Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 28th November 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Dr. Danielle Pillet-Shore (University of New Hampshire) will provide some video data showing the opening phase of face-to-face interactions in casual and institutional encounters. Since the beginning of an encounter is a time of heightened exposure to novel sensory stimuli and also a time of heightened self- and other- awareness and attentiveness, we will consider a collection showing participants engaging in the social action of registering — audibly pointing to a publicly perceivable referent so others share attention on it (i.e., “noticing” and/or “announcing”). Data in American English.

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Rolf Zwaan and Rich Lucas

In this eighth episode Alex interviews Rolf Zwaan and Rich Lucas during the 2017 SIPS meeting. Rolf Zwaan is professor of Biological and Cognitive Psychology at the Institute of Psychology of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Rich Lucas is professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. They discuss the importance of replication for psychological research, how they incorporate ideas from the psychology reform movement in their own research, and the various perceptions people have of psychology’s reformers.

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Liz Page-Gould and Alex Danvers

In this seventh episode Alex interviews Liz Page-Gould and Alex Danvers during the 2017 SIPS meeting. They discuss the value in learning the scripting language R, their perspectives on teaching statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level, and the value of model comparison tools such as the Bayes factor for evaluating psychological theories.

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