Robbie W. A. Clark


PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol

Start date: November 2020

Research topic: An exploration of the role and utility of the philosophy of science in psychological research

My aim is to understand how different philosophies of science and epistemologies shape research conduct and data synthesis in psychology research. My ultimate goal is to develop a coherent framework which reconciles the Popperian ideals of falsification with the human disposition towards theories of confirmation and inference to the best explanation.

Research supervisors: Professor Marcus Munafò, Professor James Ladyman

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Member of the Bristol branches of both the URKN and ReproducibiliTea Club