Udi Alter

Graduate Student

Degree in Progress

MA - Psychological Science

Education

BSc (Specialized Honours) Psychology & Neuroscience, York University

Research Interests

Udi Alter is a second-year master’s student at Ryerson University’s Research Methods and Statistics lab in the Psychology Department. He is interested in equivalence testing, accuracy in parameter estimation, effect sizes, and Monte Carlo simulations. In addition, Udi is passionate about teaching statistics, data science, programming, and philosophy of science. He is an advocate for open-science practices, replicable and reproducible research, and an avid R user.

Funding & Research Support

2020-2021: Ryerson Graduate Scholarship

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

Recent 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.

  • Counsell, A., Kunicki, Z., & Alter, U. (2020, June 25-26). Hypothesis testing is not enough! Revamping the undergraduate statistics course curricula in psychology. [Conference session]. A Meeting of Methodologies: Advancing Methods Development, Application, and Teaching in Psychology, the Behavioural, and Social Sciences 1st Annual International Convention, Burnaby, BC, Canada, http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/psychology/research/mml/AMOM_2020_program.pdf

  • Kunicki, Z., Counsell, A., & Alter, U. (2020, June 25-26). The only constant is change: How do we encourage the use of recommended statistical methods as they become available? [Conference session]. A Meeting of Methodologies: Advancing Methods Development, Application, and Teaching in Psychology, the Behavioural, and Social Sciences 1st Annual International Convention, Burnaby, BC, Canada, http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/psychology/research/mml/AMOM_2020_program.pdf

  • Alter, U., & Counsell, A. (2020, May 27-30). Equivalence testing for multiple regression. [Poster presentation cancelled]. Canadian Psychological Association 81st Annual National Convention, Montréal, QC, Canada.

  • Counsell, A., Campbell, L., Alter, U., & Adkins, M. (2020, June 21-23). Increasing awareness and adoption of Open Science practices. [Conference session cancelled]. Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science 5th Annual International Meeting, Victoria, BC, Canada, https://www.improvingpsych.org/SIPS2020/ 

 

  • Chiacchia, D. J., Alter, U., & Cribbie, R. A. (2021, July 18-23). The prevalence and magnitude of misleading visualizations in social and personality psychology. [Poster presentation accepted]. 32nd International Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

 

 

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Ryerson University 
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