Qualitative Individual Differences are Useful, but Reliability Should be Assessed and Not Assumed

Abstract

Rouder and Haaf (2021) propose that studying qualitative individual differences would be a useful tool for researchers. I agree with their central message. I use this commentary to highlight examples from the literature where similar questions have been asked, and how researchers have addressed them with existing tools. I also observe that while the hierarchical Bayesian framework is a useful tool for studying individual differences, it does not relieve us of the requirement to evaluate the forms of reliability that are critical to our research questions.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.169
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http:// creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive Control,Mathematical modelling,Statistical analysis,Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
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PURE Output Type: Letter
Published Date: 2021-08-27
Accepted Date: 2021-05-15
Authors: Hedge, Craig (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6145-3319)

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