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Middle English misterie, from Latin mystrium, from Greek mustrion, secret rite, from musts, an initiate, from mein, to close the eyes, initiate.
  1. Problems that are not fully understood or that baffle or elude the understanding; an enigma.
  2. Those whose identity is unknown and who arouse curiosity.
  3. A strange set of characters or qualities.
  4. Works of fiction, drama, or film dealing with a puzzling crime.
  5. The skills, lore, or practices that are peculiar to a particular activity or group and are regarded as the special province of initiates. <CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO>
  6. Religious truths that are incomprehensible to reason and knowable only through divine revelation.
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Welcome to the information repository for the MRES lab. We are located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University in the Department of Psychology. MRES is a group of social and behavioral scientists dedicated to applying our methodological skills to real world problems. The Measurement Research methodology Evaluation and Statistics Web Resources are maintained by our lab community. We setup the pages in a wiki format so that privileged users could modify the content and update the pages. The pages in this wiki contain our varied interets in MeasurementResearch MethodologyEvaluation, and Statistics. Please feel free to explore the wiki at your leisure.

The MRES group consults with government, educational, and private organizations as well as conducts independent research. Our collective interests cover most social and behavioral areas with primary focus on clinical, criminal justice, health, education, and science policy related concerns.

Every Thursday throughout the year, we meet at noon to discuss matters pertaining to science.  We call these the MRES meeting and more information can be found here.

MRES Meeting Topics

DateTopicCommentReading 1Reading 2
September 24, 2015 Presentation feedback for Lisa and the experimenting society During this week, we will observe Lisa's 2nd year project talk and then discuss Don Campbell's ideas on the experimenting society to give you a better understanding of how I envision the hand washing study. Reforms as experiments Methods for an experimenting society 
September 17, 2015 Welcome back meeting We discussed several topics including 1) ICP 2016 in Yokohama Japan, 2) overall plan for the 2015-2016 academic year, 3) topic ideas including replication/fraud,, and the hand washing study   
November 27, 2014 No Meeting - Thanksgiving    
November 20, 2014 Visit with John Carney  John Carney is coming to visit us this week to follow-up on collaborations and project ideas with MRES.   
November 13, 2014 Predicting Survey Responses from Semantics We will discuss a new article in PloSOne that examines the impact of wording on the predictability of survey responses, implications for how we define constructs, and considerations for our own research. Predicting Survey Responses: How and Why Semantics Shape Survey Statistics on Organizational Behaviour  
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