Graduate School of
Psychometrics and
Running Projects

Leiden University

  1. Deen, Mathijs: Resampling methodology for longitudinal data analysis.
  2. Fagginger Auer, Marije: Mathematics instruction in the classroom and students’ strategy use and achievement in primary education.
  3. Kampert, Maarten: Distance-based analysis of (gen)omics data .
  4. Ninaber, Cor: Prediction of disease classes using resting rate state neuroimaging data.
  5. Worku, Hailemichael: Multivariate logistic regression using the ideal point classification model.

University of Amsterdam

  1. Bakker, Marjan: Expectancy effects on the analysis of behavioral research data.
  2. Brinkhuis, Matthieu: The theory and practice of item sampling.
  3. Epskamp, Sacha: Network Psychometrics.
  4. Hofman, Abe: Analyzing developmental change with time-series data of a large scale educational monitoring system.
  5. Straatemeier, Marthe: A complexity appraoch to cognitive learning in young children: Fundamental and applied aspects .
  6. Verdam, Mathilde: Using Structural Equation Modeling to detect measurement bias in patient-reported quality-of-life outcomes to improve their interpretation.

University of Groningen

  1. Barendse, Mariska: Dimensionality assessmentof polytomous items.
  2. Boerma, Susan: A dynamic approach to analysing and predicting human behaviour after intervention.
  3. Holt, Janke ten: A comparison between factor analysis and item response theory modeling in scale construction.
  4. Krone, Tanja: Understanding human behavioural processes with Bayesian dynamic models.
  5. Lam, Tam Thi Thanh: Multi-way decompositions: Existence and uniqueness.
  6. Sense, Florian: Bayesian inferential methods for state-trace plots.
  7. Smits, Iris: The incremental value of Item Response Theory to personality assessment.
  8. Vries, Rivka de: Investigation of statistical properties of proper ways to combine the nonresponse model and the outcome model for drawing imputations.

VU University Amsterdam

  1. Fokkema, Marjolein: Fast adaptive diagnostic assessment for internet therapy.
  2. Minica, Camelia: On modeling genetic association with addiction phenotypes.

Twente University

  1. Groen, Maaike van: Methods for making classification decisions.
  2. Hubregtse, Marianne: Competence based assessment in vocational education in The Netherlands.
  3. Jehangir, Khurrem: The use of item response theory for scaling in educational surveys.
  4. Klerk, Sebastiaan de: Multimedia-based performance assessment (MBPA) in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in The Netherlands .
  5. Marsman, Maarten: Simulator-based automatic assessment of driving performance.

Tilburg University

  1. Bakk, Zsuzsa: Stepwise model-fitting approaches for latent class analysis and related methods.
  2. Bennink, Margot: Micro-macro multilevel analysis for discrete data.
  3. Böing-Messing, Florian: Testing order-constrained hypotheses on variance components.
  4. Gudicha, Dereje: Power analysis for simple and complex mixture models.
  5. Jabrayilov, Ruslan: Improving assessment of individual change in clinical, medical, and health psychology.
  6. Kollenburg, Geert van: Diagnostics for latent class models.
  7. Koppenol-Gonzalez Marin, Gabriela: The influence of strategy use on working memory task performance.
  8. Kuijpers, Renske: Test construction using marginal models.
  9. Mittelhäuser, Marie-Anne: Application of mixed IRT models and person-fit methods in educational measurement.
  10. Nuijten, Michèle: Human factors in statistics .
  11. Oosterwijk, Pieter: Improving global and local reliability estimation in nonparametric item response theory.
  12. Veldkamp, Coosje: Human factors in statistics .
  13. Vidotto, Davide: Multiple imputation of nested missing data using extended latent class models.
  14. Vlimmeren, Eva van: The mapping of national cultures: Examining the robustness of measurements of cross-national cultural dimensions.
  15. Vriens, Ingrid: Comparing rating and ranking procedures for the easurement of values in surveys.

Utrecht University

  1. Bolsinova, Maria: New applications of Rasch models in educational measurement.
  2. De Haan-Rietdijk, Silvia: Time for a change: Studying individual differences n dynamics.
  3. Gerritse, Susanna: The estimation of population size and population characteristics using incomplete registries .
  4. Grootel, Leonie van: Not as we know it: Developing and evaluating synthesis methods that incorporate quantitative and qualitative research.
  5. Gu, Xin: Bayesian evaluation of informative hypotheses in general statistical models.
  6. Jongerling, Joran: Modelling individual differences in intraindividual change and variability.
  7. Klausch, Thomas: Nonresponse and response bias in mixed-mode surveys.
  8. Safarkhani, Maryam: Heterogeneity in studies with discrete-time survival endpoints: Implications for optimal designs and statistical power analysis.
  9. Schuurman, Noemi: Time for a change: Studying individual differences n dynamics.
  10. Vink, Gerko: Restrictive imputation of incomplete survey data.

Maastricht University

KU Leuven

  1. Bartlema, Annelies: Measuring the complexity of psychological models.
  2. Bringmann, Laura: Networks! New insights into time series data .
  3. Debeer, Dries: Psychometric models for differential item performance.
  4. Doove, Lisa: Methodology for detecting treatment-subgroup interactions.
  5. Heylen, Joke: Modeling multilevel time-resolved emotion data.
  6. Steegen, Sara: Model selection for qualitative data patterns .
  7. Vervloet, Marlies: Model construction in (multilevel) regression analysis .

Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Concluded projects

Concluded projects in 2013

  1. Conijn, Judith: Person-misfit in item response models explained by means of nonparametric and multilevel logistic regression models.
  2. Cramer, Angélique: Causal networks for psychological measurement.
  3. He, Qiwei: Computerized adaptive text-based testing in psychological and educational measurement.
  4. Jak, Suzanne: Bias in the measurement of child attributes in educational research: Measurement bias in multilevel data.
  5. Jozwiak, Kasia: Improving statistical power in studies on event occurrence by using an optimal design.
  6. Kievit, Rogier: Statistical models for reductive theories.
  7. Tijmstra, Jesper: Constant latent odds-ratios models for the analysis of discrete psychological data.
  8. Van der Palm, Daniel: Multiple imputation using mixture models.

Concluded projects in 2012

  1. Avetisyan, Marianna: A Bayesian approach for handling response bias and incomplete data.
  2. Geerlings, Hanneke: Linear logistic test models for rule-based item generation.
  3. Jolani, Shahab: Investigation of statistical properties of proper ways to combine the nonresponse model and the outcome model for drawing imputations.
  4. Kan, Kees-Jan: Testing the mutualism model of general intelligence.
  5. Kieruj, Natalia: Question format and response style behaviour in attitude research.
  6. Korendijk, Elly: Robustness issues for cluster randomised trials.
  7. Kruyen, Peter: Minimal requirements of the reliability of tests and questionnaire.
  8. Kuiper, Rebecca: Chained equations.
  9. Lugtig, Peter: Tailoring to the MAX: Using new IC technology to increase data quality and efficiency in panel surveys.
  10. Molenaar, Dylan: Statistical modeling of (cognitive) ability differentiation.
  11. Peeters, Carel: Inequality constrained Bayesian models for the multivariate normal covariance matrix.
  12. Ravenzwaaij, Don van: Modeling the relation between speed and accuracy.
  13. Rippe, Ralph: Nonlinear modeling with high volume data sets from systems biology.
  14. Straat, Hendrik: Higher measurement quality of tests and questionnaires by means of more powerful statistics.
  15. Verhagen, Josine: Bayesian modeling of heterogeneity for large scale comparative research.
  16. Weeda, Wouter: EEG/MEG components: A new statistical approach to analyze their (co)variance properties.
  17. Wetzels, Ruud: Bayesian hypothesis testing hierarchical models: A PhD proposal for the innovation of psychological methods.

Concluded projects in 2011

  1. Glasner, Tina: Reconstructing event histories in standardized survey research: Cognitive mechanisms and aided recall techniques.
  2. Hickendorff, Marian: Mathematical proficiency in primary education: Cognitive processes and predictability.
  3. King Kallimanis, Bellinda: Unbiased measurement of health-related quality-of-life.
  4. Maus, Bärbel: Optimal designs for fMRI experiments.
  5. Morren, Meike: Bias and equivalence in cross-cultural survey research: An analysis of instrument comparability in the SPVA survey.
  6. Oberski, Daniel: Prediction of the quality of survey questions in cross cultural research.
  7. Polak, Marike: Item analysis of unipolar item response data.
  8. Wesel, Floryt van: Model selection.
  9. Zand Scholten, Annemarie: Admissable statistics and latent variable theory.

Concluded projects in 2010

  1. Ligtvoet, Rudy: Models and methods for invariant item ordering.
  2. Lukociene, Olga: Performance of latent class analysis based random coefficient models.
  3. Moerman, Gerben: Interview-strategies in open interviews.
  4. Mulder, Joris: Inequality constrainted models for the multivariate normal mean: A Bayesian approach.
  5. Schoot, Rens van de: Learning more from emperical data using prior knowledge.
  6. Spreeuwenberg, Marieke: Countering sample selection biases in social and behavioral research.
  7. Tendeiro, Jorge: Uniqueness, rank, and simplicity of three-way arrays with symmetric slices.

Concluded projects in 2009

  1. Cobben, Fannie: Adjustment for nonresponse bias in household surveys.
  2. Depril, Dirk: Additive clustering for two-mode data.
  3. Feskens, Remco: Identification of non-response in groups that are difficult to study and the development of tailor-made non-response reduction strategies.
  4. Hattum, Pascal van: Market segmentation using Bayesian model based clustering.
  5. Hoekstra, Rink: Multiple classification latent class models.
  6. Khalid, Naveed: Searching for fit to IRT models in complex data.
  7. Klein Entink, Rinke: Simultaneous modeling of response times and responses on test items.
  8. Oravecz, Zita: Modeling core affect trajectories with diffusion models.
  9. Ortega Azurdy, Shirley: Powerful and robust designs for longitudinal multilevel studies .
  10. Schmittmann, Verena: Analysis of qualitatively different learning forms by testing multi-modality and other catastrofe flags.
  11. Vandekerckhove, Joachim: The development and application of diffusion models.
  12. Weekers, Anke: The use of item response theory in personality assessment.
  13. Zijlstra, Wobbe: Detection of out liers in test, questionnaire and survey data.

Concluded projects in 2008

  1. Braeken, Johan: Modeling residual dependencies in item response models.
  2. Cruyff, Maarten: Measurement and prediction in culturally heterogeneous population.
  3. Maij-De Meij, Annette: Measurement and prediction in culturally heterogeneous population.
  4. Ploeger, Annemie: Developmental psychology and evolutionay theory.
  5. Schepers, Jan: Real-valued HICLAS models.
  6. Van Rijn, Peter: Ergodicity: the relationship between intra- and interindividual variation.
  7. Warrens, Matthijs: Ordering properties of homogeneity analysis, when applied to data from IRT models.
  8. Zijlstra, Bonne: Models for the analysis of social networks with multiple sources of variation.

Concluded projects in 2007

  1. Balázs, Katalin: Detecting heterogeneity in logistic regression models.
  2. Carabain, Christine: Survey research on ethnic attitudes: A comparison between open and closed.
  3. Ginkel, Joost van: Handling missing scores and outliers in test and questionnaire data.
  4. González, Jorge: Random effect approaches of individual differences in complex models for categorical data.
  5. Hidegkuti, István: Categories and dimensions.
  6. Linting, Mariëlle: Nonparametric inference in multivariate categorical data analysis.
  7. Stuive, Ilse: The multiple group method of confirmatory factor analysis for test construction.
  8. van der Kooij, Anita: Constrained regression models.
  9. Wicherts, Jelte: Application and development of multi-group means and covariance structure modeling of the Flynn effect.

Concluded projects in 2006

  1. Frank, Laurence: Stability of feature network modeling of proximity da.
  2. Hol, Michiel: Efficiency and administration invariance of computer adaptive computerized and paper-and-pencil testing using Likert item questionnaires.
  3. Laudy, Olav: Translation of theories into statistical models using inequality constrained loglinear/ latent class models.