Roser Bono Cabré

Roser Bono Cabré is tenured lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences Methodology (Faculty of Psychology) at the University of Barcelona, where she has completed three officially approved six-year research terms and four officially approved five-year teaching terms. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on research design. Her main line of research concerns the use of Monte Carlo simulation to study of techniques for analysing longitudinal data, as well as how these techniques may be applied in the health and social sciences. She has participated in numerous competitive R+D+I projects, in two of which she was the principal investigator, and has also coordinated three teaching innovation projects. She is currently leading a competitive research project and coordinating a consolidated group working on teaching innovation. She is also on the staff of the Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (IR3C). E-mail:


Selected publications


Bono, R. y Arnau, J. (2014). Diseños de caso único en ciencias sociales y de la salud. Madrid: Síntesis. ISBN: 978-84-907703-7-5

Bendayan, R., Arnau, J., Blanca, M. J. & Bono, R. (2014). Comparison of the procedures of Fleishman and Ramberg et al. for generating non normal data in simulation studies. Anales de Psicología, 30(1), 364-371. doi:

Arnau, J., Bendayan, R., Blanca, M. J., & Bono, R. (2014). The effect of skewness and kurtosis on the Kenward-Roger approximation when group distributions differ. Psicothema, 26(2), 279-285. doi: 10.7334/psicothema2013.174


Arnau, J., Bendayan, R., Blanca, M. J., & Bono, R. (2013). The effect of skewness and kurtosis on the robustness of linear mixed models. Behavior Research Methods, 45(3), 873-879. doi: 10.3758/s13428-012-0306-x

Arnau, J., Bendayan, R., Blanca, M. J., & Bono, R. (2013). Should we rely on the Kendward-Roger approximation when using linear mixed models if the groups have different distributions? British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bmsp.12026

Núñez-Peña, M. I., Suárez, M., & Bono, R. (2013). Effects of math anxiety on success in higher education. International Journal of Educational Research, 58, 36-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2012.12.004


Arnau, J., Bono, R., Blanca, M. J., & Bendayan, R. (2012). Using the linear mixed model to analyze non-normal data distributions in longitudinal designs. Behavior Research Methods, 44(4), 1224-1238. doi: 10.3758/s13428-012-0196-y.

Arnau, J., Bendayan, R., Blanca, M. J. y Bono, R. (2012). Efecto de la violación de la normalidad y esfericidad en el modelo lineal mixto en diseños split-plot. Psicothema, 24 (3), 449-454.