Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. I have a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Turin (Italy), which focussed on scientific objectivity and methodological quality as part of the ERC project “Making Scientific Inferences More Objective” hosted by the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC). I studied Fine Art (BFA) at the Rotterdam Art Academy and Arts and Culture Studies (MA) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Research into mechanisms underlying art appreciation got me interested in statistics and research methods. After graduation, I taught statistics at Erasmus School of History Culture and Communication and did research on art appreciation from a neuroscientific and cultural sociological perspective. I have continued this research in my spare time and I defended my dissertation in September 2020. This research can be found under ArtResearch.
For my day job, I am mainly interested in the discrepancies and dependencies between how research methods (including statistics) are used and how they should be used, and how we can develop better scientific theories. This research can be found under ScienceResearch.
Apart from doing research, I also have other interests and projects. A selection of these can be found under OtherStuff.
Please feel free to contact me, if you have questions, comments, or want to collaborate: nnnvandongen /at gmail /dot com