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Research Synthesis 2019 including pre-conference symposium: Big Data in Psychology

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

The overall aim of Research Synthesis 2019 is to address methodological advances in the area of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Moreover, hotspot topics addressed with the aid of research synthesis methods in all subfields of psychology and related areas are also being presented. The conference is organized by ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information in Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 27-31, 2019.

Invited keynote speakers include:

  • Christina Bergmann, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics: "Dynamically aggregating evidence in community-augmented meta-analyses"
  • Larry Hedges, Northwestern University: "Meta-analytic perspectives when studying replication"
  • Terri Pigott, Loyola University Chicago: "Power analysis in meta-analysis"
  • Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Maastricht University: "The R package metafor: Past, present and future"

The overall aim of the pre-conference symposium on "Big Data in Psychology" is to present innovative methods and applications using big data in psychology.


Invited keynote speakers include:

  • Ross Jacobucci, University of Notre Dame: "Flexible Specification of Large Structural Equation Models with Regularization"
  • Joop Hox, Utrecht University: "Computational social and behavioral science methodology: Current issues in using big data"

Registration is open, the Early bird fee applies until April 5.

ZPID has a special offer for ten PhD or master students:

free registration (worth EUR 250.-) plus a travel grant amounting to EUR 250.-.

The conditions:

Interested PhD or master students write us a few lines explaining why they like to participate in the conference, what topic they are working on and how far they are with their work.

A jury of three ZPID researchers will review the applications and decide who will benefit from the support.

The travel grant will be paid after the conference and provided that the person has actually participated in the conference.

PhD or master students who have already registered for the conference may apply for the travel grant as well.

Deadline for applications:

April 15, 2019

Please send your application with the subject "Travel grant" to:

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website:

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