The present and future of methodology and statistics in psychology.

A quantitatively oriented, research methodologist/philosopher of social sciences examines the history of methodology in psychology, and offers several likely methodological and statistical improvements for the coming decades. Quantitative and qualitative methods will continue their dominance in psychological research. However, some models (e.g., mixed models, arts-based models) that are currently used infrequently by psychologists will assume greater importance in the near future. Use of null hypothesis statistics will decline in favor of Bayesian, point estimation approaches in the future because searching for significance versus nonsignificance inevitably leads to the creation of badly flawed research literatures. Including self-determination in our experimental efforts will produce a science more like the one advocated by the founders of humanistic psychology. Finally, a new day is dawning for human science research as the barriers that have served to separate natural science research from human science approaches begin to crumble one after another. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)