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How we did not fool ourselves : Reflections on adopting a flexible sequential testing method

Five years ago, I wrote a post about COAST , a method of sequential testing proposed by Frick (1998). Time for a follow-up. In this guest post, my student Yiyun Liao, with the help of my colleague Steven Verheyen, writes about her experience using this method. She concludes with some tips about using COAST and about the importance of performing simulations and preregistering your research.     Yiyun Liao     Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies     Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands   Recently I, together with Drs. Katinka Dijkstra and Rolf Zwaan, conducted a study on two English prepositions: to and towards . Instead of following a conventional fixed-sample testing method, we adopted a flexible sequential testing method based on Frick’s COAST method (Frick, 1998). A very interesting case occurred after we finished our data analysis.   The Study The study was intended to replicate what we had found in a previous study on two Dutch preposit

My Memories of Anders Ericsson

On June 17, Anders Ericsson, a giant in the field of psychology, passed away. Neil Charness, who knew Anders Ericsson much better than I did, has written a heartfelt and beautiful in memoriam . Here, I am merely describing some memories of the 13 years that Anders was my colleague. At the 1993 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Washington DC, I was on my way to a poster session, when I was approached by a bearded and somewhat burly gentleman in a blue blazer. He was extremely polite, introducing himself by making slight bow, which I thought was both quaint and endearing. It was Anders Ericsson. I told him I knew his work on protocol analysis and, in fact, owned his 1984 book with Herbert Simon, which I’d bought as an undergraduate student. He told me there was an assistant professor position in his department and if I considered applying. Several months later I had accepted the position. And a few months after that my small family and I moved to Tallahassee in June, 1994. And