Scott Maxwell

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Contact information

Scott Maxwell
Professor, Department of Psychology 
University of Notre Dame 
Notre Dame, IN 46556 
574-631-5894

scott.e.maxwell.1@nd.edu

Degrees

B.S., psychology and mathematics, Duke University

M.A., quantitative psychology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Ph.D., quantitative psychology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Honors/awards

Editor, Psychological Methods, 2008-present
Member, BMRD Study Section, National Institutes of Health, 2004-present
Trustee, James McKeen Cattell Fund, 2005-present

Select publications

Howard, G. S., Lau, M. Y., Maxwell, S. E., Venter, A., Lundy, R., & Sweeny, R. (in press). "Do research literatures give correct answers?" Review of General Psychology.

Kelley, K., & Maxwell, S. E. (in press). "Multiple regression." In G. R. Hancock & R. O. Mueller (Eds.), Quantitative methods in the social and behavioral sciences: A guide for researchers and reviewers. Erlbaum.

Cole, D. A., & Maxwell, S. E. (in press). "Statistical methods for risk-outcome research: Being sensitive to longitudinal structure." Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

"The Journal Article Reporting Standards Working Group" (in press). Report of the Journal Article Reporting Standards Working Group. American Psychologist.

Bio

Prof. Maxwell’s research interests are in the areas of research methodology, experimental design, and behavioral statistics. He is especially interested in statistical power analysis and longitudinal data analysis. He is an author (along with Harold D. Delaney) of Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data, a graduate-level textbook on experimental design. He received the Raymond B. Cattell Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology in 1990. He served as associate editor of Psychological Bulletin from 1994 to 1996 and as associate editor of Psychological Methods from 2001 to 2007. He is currently serving as editor of Psychological Methods. In 1993 he received the Graduate School Award from the University of Notre Dame; prior to his arrival at Notre Dame, he received the College of Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Houston. He served as department chair of the psychology department at Notre Dame from 1991 to 1994 and from 1995 to 1998. Prof. Maxwell’s teaching interests span courses in research methodology, statistics, psychometrics, and differential psychology.

Contact Information

maxwell Scott Maxwell
Professor; Matthew A. Fitzsimon Chair
118 Haggar Hall
574.631.5894
smaxwell@nd.edu

Department/affiliation

Psychology

Degrees

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Major: Quantitative Psychology

M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Major: Quantitative Psychology

B.S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 
Major: Psychology and Mathematics

Research interests

Quantitative methods

Research design

Honors/awards

Raymond B. Cattell Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1990
Graduate School Award, University of Notre Dame, 1993
Trustee, James McKeen Cattell Fund, 2005-present
Samuel J. Messick Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, American Psychological
Association, 2010
President, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 2011-2012
Associate Editor, Psychological Methods, 2001-2007
Editor, Psychological Methods, 2008-2012

Select publications

Maxwell, S. E., Howard, G. S., & Lau, M. Y. (in press). Is psychology suffering from a replication crisis? What does “failure to replicate” really mean? American Psychologist.

Anderson, S. F., & Maxwell, S. E. (in press). There’s more than one way to conduct a replication study: Beyond statistical significance. Psychological Methods.

Wang, L., & Maxwell, S. E. (2015). On disaggregating between-person and within-person effects with longitudinal data using multilevel models. Psychological Methods, 20, 63-83.

Yang, M., & Maxwell, S. E. (2014). Treatment effects in randomized longitudinal trials with different types of non-ignorable dropout. Psychological Methods, 19, 188-210.

Maxwell, S. E., Cole, D. A, & Mitchell, M. A. (2011). Bias in cross-sectional analyses of longitudinal mediation: Partial and complete mediation under an autoregressive model. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 46, 816-841.

Bio

Maxwell’s research interests are in the areas of research methodology, experimental design, and behavioral statistics. He is especially interested in statistical power analysis and longitudinal data analysis. He is an author (along with Harold D. Delaney) of Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data, a graduate-level textbook on experimental design. He received the Raymond B. Cattell Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology in 1990 and the Samuel J. Messick Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association in 2010.

Maxwell served as Associate Editor of Psychological Bulletin from 1994 to 1996 and as Associate Editor of Psychological Methods from 2001 to 2007. He served as Editor of Psychological Methods from 2008 to 2012. In 1993 he received the Graduate School Award from the University of Notre Dame; prior to his arrival at Notre Dame, he received the College of Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Houston. He served as department chair of the psychology department at Notre Dame from 1991 to 1994 and from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Maxwell’s teaching interests span courses in research methodology, statistics, psychometrics, and differential psychology.