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Helena Kadlec

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Helena Kadlec
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Languages: English, Czech
Departments:
Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

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Research Description

My research interests are in the following areas:

MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL DETECTION THEORY:
I am expanding the standard (unidimensional) Signal Detection Theory to the multidimensional case and developing a new experimental paradigm that uses the MSDT to test dimensional interactions in a variety of psychological processes (e.g., perception, memory). I am also using this new paradigm to study particular aspects of visual perception and source memory.

RESEARCH DESIGNS AND STATISTICS:
In addition to the statistical issues that are involved in the MSDT paradigm described above, I also pursue questions that crop up regarding standard or new statistical techniques. For example, what happens when data fail to conform to the assumptions of a particular statistical test? Are the conclusions based on those data invalid, or does the statistical test hold up even when the data fail to meet the assumptions?

PSYCHOMETRICS:
Measuring psychological constructs, and measuring them well.

GRADUATE EDUCATION:
As a graduate advisor for my department, I am interested in higher education. We have recently completed a survey of all UVic graduate students on critical aspects of graduate education (viz., graduate student experiences, timely completion, graduate supervision).

Interdisciplinary Research

I have recently begun to collaborate and consult (on research designs, statistics, and psychometric issues) with a number of researchers in the health care areas, inside and outside of UVic.

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International Involvement

General International Activities

As Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, I am the Faculty of Social Sciences liaison with UVic's Office of International Affairs.

Countries lived/worked in

Czech Republic and the United States

Software Development

I have written (and updated) a software program for analysing data obtained from the Multidimensional Signal Detection (MSD) research design described above. Because I continue to work on the MSD theory, this program periodically goes through an upgrade to incorporate newly developed analyses.


Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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