Statistical Literacy and Education

Our lab researches ways to improve statistical and research methods literacy in psychology. 


Recent literature has suggested that there is a “replication crisis” in psychology, whereby poor statistical practices was identified as an important contributing factor. Poor statistical or research practices stem from a number such as potential issues ranging from lack of available education or lack of journal specific reporting guidelines. Our lab seeks to tackle these challenges and work with applied researchers in psychology to create empirically based recommendations and improve statistical practices in psychology.

Recent Publications: 

  • Counsell, A., & Harlow, L. L. (2017). Reporting practices and use of quantitative methods in Canadian journal articles in psychology. Canadian Psychology, 58, 140-147. Doi: 10.1037/cap0000074

  • Counsell, A., Cribbie, R. A, & Harlow, L. L. (2016). Increasing literacy in quantitative methods: The key to the future of Canadian psychology. Canadian Psychology, 57, 193-201. Doi: 10.1037/cap0000056

Analysing the Numbers