As a quantitative communication scientist, I believe that it is my job to conduct research using sound methodological practices and, importantly, to do so in an ethical fashion. Indeed, I believe that the use of quantitative research methods requires an understanding of statistical methods that goes beyond merely reporting the outcomes of statistical tests as a way to support or refute a hypothesis. Quantitative researchers should instead have a working knowledge of statistical theory, should accurately interpret results, and should understand the limitations of their design and analysis. Likewise, I believe that communication science researchers have an imperative to adhere to ethical research practices by avoiding harm whenever possible and recognizing the potential for iatrogenic effects in their research. You can view my research philosophy here.
Below you will find a summary of my methodological training, as well as several posts I have written on various methodological issues.