MRES: Measurement, Research Methodology, Evaluation and Statistics

Pronunciation (ˈmɪs-tər-iz) Middle English misterie, from Latin mysterium, 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.

  6. Religious truths that are incomprehensible to reason and knowable only through divine revelation.

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 pages in this wiki are maintained by our lab community, and contain our varied interests in Measurement, Research Methodology, Evaluation and Statistics.

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