Patrick E. McKnight P.h.D.

Patrick E. McKnight, P.h.D., is an Associate Professor in Human Factors/Applied Cognition at George Mason University. Patrick oversees MRES (Measurement, Research methodology, Evaluation, and Statistics—pronounced “mysteries”), a group of diverse students and faculty who work together, collaborate with others, travel internationally, and aim to improve science.  We collaborate with Google, Intel, Koch Foundation, National Geographic, Merck, among others. Patrick’s work largely focuses on applications of psychological science to content areas in medicine, psychology (usability, psychophysics, trust, purpose in life, and anxiety/depression) and methods (crowdsourcing, data validity, and scale development).  He serves on the Advisory Board of and contributes to many scientific initiatives—commercial, military, and public domains.  Patrick and Todd Kashdan co-mentor graduate students in both MRES and the Kashdan Lab to provide a well-rounded graduate training.  Patrick’s mentorship style tends to be “hands-off” but he meets with students weekly to collaboratively write and solve problems - all via Google Hangouts.  You can find out more about Patrick by visiting his personal website.  Proudly supporting and using DataCamp for my lab and courses

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