Graduate Student

Udi Alter

Degree in Progress

MA - Psychological Science

Education

BSc (Specialized Honours) Psychology & Neuroscience, York University

Research Interests

Udi is interested in the shift from Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) toward estimation statistics, sample size planning techniques (i.e. power analysis, accuracy in parameter estimation), equivalence testing, and effect sizes. Udi is looking to develop new ways to improve the accuracy, interpretation, and reporting practices in psychological research. Specifically, Udi hopes to create both statistical (i.e. tests, calculations) and technical (i.e. apps, R packages) tools to make quantitative analyses intuitive, user-friendly, and easily-accessible for researchers. In addition, Udi is passionate about data science and cognitive neuroscience. He is an advocate of the open-science movement and an avid R user.

Funding & Research Support

2019-2020: Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M), SSHRC

Publications & Presentations

  •  Beribisky, N., Alter, U., & Cribbie, R. A. (submitted). A multi-faceted mess: a review of statistical power analysis in psychology journal articles. Psychological Methods.

  • Beribisky, N., Alter, U., & Cribbie, R. A. (2019, May). A review of traditional a-priori power analysis. In R. Cribbie (Chair), Modern Issues in Transitioning from NHST to Estimation-Based Statistics. Symposium presented at the convention of the 30th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Halifax, NS.

  • Beribisky, N., Alter, U., & Cribbie, R. A. (2018, May). A review of statistical power analysis in psychology journal articles. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

  • Alter, U., van den Brink, C., & Turner, R.G. (2016, May). Sex differences in the influence of aspects of physical health on neurocognitive aging. Poster presentation at YU-CARE & Canadian Association on Gerontology-Student Connection Symposium: Multidisciplinary perspectives in aging research, Toronto, ON.

  • Alter, U., & Turner, R.G. (2016, May). The effects of cardio-respiratory fitness, physical activity, and sex differences on brain structure and executive functioning in older adults. Conference talk at the Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.

  • Alter, U., van den Brink, C., & Turner, R.G. (2016, April). Sex differences in the influence of aspects of physical health on neurocognitive aging. Poster presentation at the Undergraduate Psychology Thesis Presentation Conference at York University, Toronto, ON. 

CONTACT US

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Ryerson University 
South Bond Building (SBB) 230 
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