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Daniel Lakens is an Associate Professor in the Human-Technology interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include meta-science, research methods and applied statistics. Daniel’s main lines of empirical research focus on conceptual thought, similarity, and meaning. He also focuses on how to design and interpret studies, applied (meta)-statistics, and reward structures in science. A large part of his work deals with developing methods for critically reviewing and optimally structuring  studies.

Academic background

Daniel has a background in experimental psychologist and received his PhD from Utrecht University in 2010. Daniel’s research is funded by an NWO VIDI grant for a project that aims to improve the reliability and efficiency of psychological science. He has also convinced NWO to start a pilot project with grants dedicated to replication research.

He teaches an online MOOC on ‘Improving Your Statistical Inferences’, and won a TU/e Teacher of the Year award in 2014. He has given over 40 workshops on open science and improving research practices, co-edited a special issue consisting of pre-registered replication studies with Brian Nosek. 

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Research Output

  • Improving inferences about null effects with Bayes factors and equivalence tests

    Lakens, D., McLatchie, N., Isager, P., Scheel, A. M. & Dienes, Z., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 75, 1, p. 45-57 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 233 Downloads (Pure)

    Improving natural product research translation: from source to clinical trial

    Sorkin, B. C., Kuszak, A. J., Bloss, G., Fukagawa, N. K., Hoffmann, F., Jafari, M., Barrett, B., Brown, P. N., Bushman, F. D., Casper, S. J., Chilton, F. H., Coffey, C. S., Ferruzzi, M. G., Hopp, D. C., Kiely, M., Lakens, D., MacMilan, J. B., Meltzer, D. O., Pahor, M., Paul, J. & 12 others, Pritchett-Corning, K., Quinney, S. K., Rehermann, B., Setchell, K. D. R., Sipes, N. S., Stephens, J. M., Taylor, D. L., Tiriac, H., Walters, M. A., Xi, D., Zappalá, G. & Pauli, G. F., Jan 2020, In : The FASEB Journal. 34, 1, p. 41-65 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • How to classify, detect, and manage univariate and multivariate outliers, with emphasis on pre-registration

    Leys, C., Delacre, M., Mora, Y. L., Lakens, D. & Ley, C., 30 Apr 2019, In : International Review of Social Psychology. 32, 1, 10 p., 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    30 Downloads (Pure)

    Improving your statistical questions (MOOC)

    Lakens, D., 2019, Coursera.

    Research output: Other contributionPopular

  • Prizes

    Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science

    Daniël Lakens (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    NWO-Vidi 2016/2017

    Daniël Lakens (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: NWOVidiScientific

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Cognition and Emotion (Journal)

    Daniël Lakens (Editorial board member)
    1 Jan 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Press / Media

    UC | CBL: FOMO vs FOJI

    Yvonne A.W. de Kort & Daniël Lakens


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Just Say No to P-Hacking

    Daniël Lakens


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    An explorative study about the effect of pulsating lighting on stress-recovery

    Author: Wan, S., 31 Dec 2011

    Supervisor: Ham, J. (Supervisor 1) & Lakens, D. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Bringing order to psychological data: explorations in a meta-analytical space

    Author: Bek, J., 20 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Lakens, D. (Supervisor 1), Isager, P. (Supervisor 2), Snijders, C. C. (Supervisor 2) & Ruijten, P. A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Effect or demand: the influence of effortful interaction on visiual perception

    Author: Hamelink, C., 31 Jan 2014

    Supervisor: IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 1) & Lakens, D. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Hybrid versus Plan-Driven development: a qualitative analysis

    Author: Straatman, F., 30 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Lakens, D. (Supervisor 1), Schaminée, J. (Supervisor 2) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Improving scientific library search

    Author: Heuff, L., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Lakens, D. (Supervisor 1), Snijders, C. (Supervisor 2) & Haans, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master