Do smokers consist of a single group? - JEPS guest post

The aim of my PhD thesis is to build a greater understanding of the differences between smokers. A lot of people talk about smokers as if they were all the same but there are larger differences in how many cigarettes people smoke and what motivates them. [Read More]

A beginner's experience of learning R

Throughout my undergraduate psychology degree, I had exclusively used SPSS (to the point where I thought it was the only way to do data-analysis), and it was only during my Master’s degree that I came across R as a data-analysis language and environment. I did not know anyone else who... [Read More]

Reasons to Move your Surveys Online

When I was collecting data for my last project, I printed off reams upon reams of paper for my questionnaires, information sheets etc. I did not particularly like it at the time but I could not see a different way of doing it. However, when it was completed and I... [Read More]

Book Review: Chasing the Scream (Johann Hari)

‘Chasing the Scream’ is an interesting and person-centred account of the war on drugs by covering its creation and modern implications, and the current movements toward legalisation or decriminalisation. The book is especially interesting as I am what Hari identified early on in the book as an ‘ivory tower’ researcher... [Read More]