INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND APPLIED METHODS
The Interpersonal Relationships and Applied Methods Lab, under the direction of Dr. Robert Wickham, explores several lines of inquiry: close relationship processes, social perception, and statistical models for complex designs and multivariate data structures.
Though we use a variety of methods in our research, we are committed to reproducibility. We strive to incorporate principles of open science by sharing our data and code on Open Science Framework. To get more of a sense of the work we do, please read our lab’s publications.
IRAM is committed to the development of successful independent researchers by providing an intellectual environment that is welcoming, nurturing, and challenging. To achieve this, Dr. Wickham's mentorship deemphasizes hierarchy and fosters collaboration consistent with the tenets of Self Determination Theory. Members of the lab are encouraged to be autonomous and individualize their professional trajectory.
All students work closely with Dr. Wickham to develop skills in advanced statistical methods when pursuing their own line of inquiry, collaborating across substantive areas, or assisting with ongoing research. Our hope is that students engage in research and disseminate their work to the larger scientific community (i.e., publishing, posters/symposia at academic conferences, etc.).
In addition to scientific inquiry, students have the opportunity to apply their skills though program evaluation and statistical consulting. IRAM collaborates with LifeMoves Shelter Network—the largest homeless shelter in the Bay Area—to create summative and analytical reports to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs. With PAU’s Statistics Consulting Center (SCC), students have the opportunity to provide statistical support to graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.
Prospective applicants are welcome to attend an open lab meeting during Winter quarter to meet current members, ask questions, and gain insight into the personality of the lab. To express interest in attending, email Dr. Wickham directly.
We celebrate and honor our similarities and differences. Through the inclusion of varied perspectives, experiences, identities, and interests can our contribution to science make great strides.
Check out the following links for more information about Dr. Wickham or our lab!