Michèle Nuijten and John Sakaluk

In this sixth episode Alex interviews two early career psychological researchers, Michèle Nuijten and John Sakaluk. Michèle is an assistant professor in the department of methodology and statistics at Tilburg University, and John is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Victoria. They discuss their experiences organizing and attending the SIPS meetings, the ways they practice the open science they preach, and how they teach research methods in the current reproducibility climate.


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    John’s website:
    Methodology modules:
    the crep project:

Don van Ravenzwaaij

In this fifth episode, Alex and JP interview Don van Ravenzwaaij. They discuss Don’s experience teaching undergraduate students about current statistical controversies, the FDA’s “two significant p-values” policy, and JP and Don debate the merits of the p<.005 proposal.


Dan Simons and Steve Lindsay

In this fourth episode Alex interviews two prominent journal editors in psychology, Dan Simons and Steve Lindsay. Dan is professor of Psychology at the university of Illinois and chief editor of Advances in Methods and Practices in psychological science. Steve is professor of psychology at university of Victoria and chief editor at Psychological Science. They discuss their academic histories, the reproducibility crisis from the perspective of journal editors, and their optimism about new initiatives to reform psychological science.


Julia Rohrer and Anne Scheel

In this third episode, Alex interviews two PhD students, Julia Rohrer and Anne Scheel. They discuss their experiences in the science reform movement, how cultural differences can shape reactions to reform efforts, and the controversy surrounding their group blog.


Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Episode 2: show notes

In this second episode, Alex and JP interview Eric-Jan (E.-J.) Wagenmakers. Among other things, they discuss how E.-J. got into Bayesian statistics, chess addiction, and the P < .005 controversy.



This is The Bayes Factor, a podcast about the people behind Bayesian statistics and other hot methodological issues in psychological research. In this first episode you’ll hear the two creators of the podcast, Alex Etz and J. P. de Ruiter, interview and introduce each other and discuss the background of this podcast.

Episode 1 show notes: