University Teacher Idiographic Methods

Radboud University

Fred Hasselman

My research and teaching centers on the development and application of theoretical frameworks and research methods to study of human behaviour, form the perspective of Complexity Science. The main focus is on developing a so-called “person-specific” (idiographic) research paradigm in which modeling and quantification of intra-individual variability (parameters of a complex dynamical system) is more useful than modeling inter-individual variability (estimating parameters of a static population, or true value).

From this perspective the current ‘Replicability Crisis’ in the social sciences could be a problem of operating within the wrong theoretical paradigm, rather than the wrong application of research methods and inferential statistics.

Complex Systems Group at the Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Idiographic methods
  • Theoretical research methods
  • Complex systems approach to behavioural science
  • PhD in Social Science [cum laude], 2015

    Radboud University

  • Ma in Cognitive Neuroscience [Funktieleer], 2000

    Radboud University