Scott Maxwell

Can statistics offer an entirely different way of seeing the world? For Professor Scott Maxwell, statistics does just that. A quantitative psychologist, Professor Maxwell’s research interests are in the areas of experimental design and analysis and behavioral statistics. He is especially interested in the role of statistical power in achieving valid and replicable results.

Professor Maxwell is the Fitzsimons Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and the author of a widely used textbook, Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data: A Model Comparison Perspective. He has used his expertise to study and improve modes of professor evaluation at Notre Dame. He has also served as an expert statistical witness in class action lawsuits involving Shell Oil Company and Procter and Gamble.

At Notre Dame since 1982, Professor Maxwell has taught courses in experimental design, research methodology, statistics, psychometrics, and differential psychology. Professor Maxwell received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his three young granddaughters.