I am a psychologist and Lecturer in Statistical Methods at Princeton University. I study human behavior and research methods, and I teach statistical methods to PhD students.

My research on human behavior focuses on deviance and social influence. I ask questions such as: What leads people do deviate from social norms? How to identify the most influential people in a community? What is the impact of diversity on students’ outcomes? My work on methods focuses on experimental design, causal inference, and reproducibility.

To learn more about my research, visit my publications or CV.


Publications


Working Papers


Gomila, R., & Paluck, E.L. The emergence of deviance: Experiments testing the personal effects of violating a social norm.
PsyArXiv, DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/xk3zw
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Gomila, R., Yaffe, N.M., & Paluck, E.L. (in prep.) The consequences of social norm deviance in an ultra-settled culture: A field experiment in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Gomila, R. (in prep.) Pre-Launch Endorsements of Replication Protocols.


Journal Articles


Gomila, R., & Clark, C.S. (conditionally accepted). Missing data in experiments: Challenges and solutions.
Psychological Methods.
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Gomila, R. (in press). Logistic or linear? Estimating causal effects of treatments on binary outcomes using regression analysis.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
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Gomila, R., Shepherd, H., & Paluck, E.L. (2020). Network insiders and observers: Who can identify influential people?
Behavioural Public Policy. DOI: 10.1017/bpp.2020.8
[pdf] [ link to journal] [ appendix] [ data] [ code]

Gomila, R., & Paluck, E.L. (2020). The social and psychological characteristics of norm deviants: A field study in a small cohesive university campus.
Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 8(1), 220-245. DOI: 10.5964/jspp.v8i1.1134
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Gantman, A., Gomila, R., Martinez, J.E., Matias, J.N., Paluck, E.L., Starck, J., Wu, S., & Yaffe, N. (2018). A pragmatist philosophy of psychological science and its implications for replication.
Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 41, E127. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X18000626
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Gomila, R., Littman, R., Blair, G., & Paluck, E.L. (2017). Audio recording interviews to eliminate ongoing data-fabrication: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment in Nigeria.
Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(4), 424-433. DOI: 10.1177/1948550617691101
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Paluck, E.L., Lagunes, P., Green, D.G., Vavreck, L., Peer, L., & Gomila, R. (2015). Does product placement change television viewers’ social behavior?
PLOS One, 10(9). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138610
[pdf] [ link to journal]

Policy Reports


Mehta, S., & Gomila, R. (2018). Set up to fail: Montana’s Probation and Parole System.
ACLU Smart Justice Montana.
[pdf] [ webpage]



Teaching


Foundations of Psychological Methods
Princeton University, PSY 503
Fall 2020
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Advances in Statistical Methods and Research Practices in Psychology
Princeton University, PSY 505
Fall 2020
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Contact

  • rgomila@princeton.edu
  • Department of Psychology,
    Princeton University,
    Peretsman-Scully Hall,
    Princeton, NJ 08544