Welcome!

I’m Jeremy Winget, and you’ve reached my personal webpage. Here, you can find links to my previous work, current projects, and potential future directions. I also keep a (somewhat) active blog on this page where I ramble about methods/statistics, R, psychology, open science, and data science. Please, take some time to look around, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Blog Posts

In my last couple of posts, I discussed some of the ways R can summarize data. I started this discussion by demonstrating how to calculate frequencies and create data tables and then covered some common functions in base R and other packages that provide more detailed descriptive statistics. In today’s post, I will cover four more ways to calculating descriptive statistics and give some of my thoughts on these methods.

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Moving on from frequencies and tables, which were covered in part I, let’s now focus on other ways to summarize our data (e.g., mean, standard deviation). There are a lot of ways to divide a topic like descriptive statistics, and R can further complicate this seemingly simple task. It’s been said R does a great job of making complex procedures simple, but it also has the tendency to make simple tasks complex.

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Well, I made it to my second blog post before I broke my goal of writing 2-4 posts a month. In fact, I completely missed the month of March. So, in an attempt to reestablish my (bi)weekly delivery of all things trivial, I’m starting a three-part series about conducting descriptive statistics in R. In part I, I cover frequencies and tables. In parts II and III, I’ll cover descriptive statistics such as means, standard deviations, and the like.

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In my last post, I refrained from standing on my Open Science soapbox; that’s not the case in this one. However, before I dig into why Open Science is near and dear to my heart, I want to take some time to cover some basic concepts. After all, it seems like the terms “Open Science” and “QRPs” are becoming buzz words in many contexts, at least from my perspective as a graduate student.

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Hello, world! Thanks for taking the time to read my first blog post! While I am trained as a social psychologist, I’m a big proponent of leveraging data science tools to understand the world around us. Thus, I plan to discuss a mixture of data-driven topics and insights here. I hope to use this blog as a place to write about things that interest me, but focus will likely be on statistics, research methods, open science, social psychology, and data science.

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Selected Publications

(2017). Learning while deciding in groups. In The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning.

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Recent Publications

(2018). Are groups less ethical than individuals?. In preparation.

(2018). Deception in group contexts. In Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication. Submitted for review.

(2018). Group decision making. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Submitted for review.

(2018). Stereotypic morality: The effects of group membership on moral foundations. Submitted for review.

(2017). Learning while deciding in groups. In The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning.

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

Group recall as a function of information redundancy and transactive memory
Jul 20, 2018 3:00 PM
Do groups make less ethical decisions than individuals?
Jun 27, 2017 4:50 PM

Projects

Group Dynamics

What are the psychological processes that occur within social groups, and how do these processes influence individual and group outcomes?

Moral/Political

What are the cognitive and motivational underpinning of moral and political ideological divides?

Information Processing

How do we interact with and process the information we receive?

Teaching

I am a teaching instructor for the following courses at Loyola University Chicago:

  • PSYC304: Statistics
  • PSYC306: Research Methods

I also have interests in teaching the following courses:

Social psychology, Judgment and decision making, Attitudes, Group dynamics, Psychology and law, Industrial/Organizational psychology, Cognitive psychology

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