Postdoctoral Research Fellow
patrick.kane [at] mcgill.ca
Patrick Kane is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Biomedical Ethics unit. He received his PhD in Behavioral Decision Research from Carnegie Mellon University. His dissertation examined whether the perceived quality of predictive statistical models was in accordance with the normative properties determining their actual predictive accuracy.
Research Interests: Patrick’s research interests focus on three nested questions: 1) how people grapple with and understand important concepts in statistics and methodology, 2) how scientists’ understanding of statistics and methodology impacts their research practice, and 3) how lay perceptions of science and the scientific process impact their evaluation and acceptance of scientific findings.
Broomell, S. B., Winkles, J. F., & Kane, P. B. (2017). The Perception of Daily Temperatures as Evidence of Global Warming. Weather, Climate, and Society.
Broomell, S. B. & Kane, P. B. (2017). Public Perception and Communication of Scientific Uncertainty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(2), 286-304.
Kane, P., & Zollman, KJS (2015). An Evolutionary Comparison of the Handicap Principle and Hybrid Equilibrium Theories of Signaling. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0137271. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137271