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Coming-of-age of Process Research: Connecting Theory with Measurement and Modelling

Project description

Connecting theory, measurement and modelling in psychology research

Recent innovations in measurement, combined with novel statistical models, offer a radical new perspective on foundational concepts in psychology. However, optimally employing these new tools is highly challenging: unsuitable methods can result in invalid results, wrong conclusions, wasted resources and useless or even harmful outcomes. The EU-funded OPTIMAL project aims to address this challenge by developing a methodological framework that allows psychological researchers to connect theory, measurement and modelling. To achieve this, it will strengthen the pairwise links between the three, conduct literature inventories in five areas, develop a taxonomy of models and run an interactive website. The work’s generic nature will make it applicable to virtually all psychology fields with a focus on processes.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00