Cruyff, Maarten

Measurement and prediction in culturally heterogeneous population

Maarten Cruyff PhD

Project at: Department of Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University

Project finnced by: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Supervisors: Prof. dr P.G.M. Van der Heijden, prof. dr U. Böckenholt, dr A. Van den Hout

Project running from: 1 January 2004 – 1 July 2007

In this project two models are further developed. The first project concerns the further development of a model to estimate the size of population based on incomplete registration files in the sense that not every member of the population is registered. The second project concerns the further development of count variables within the context of randomised response research. Although these models look very different, they have the following characteristics in common (1) both models can be used to estimate the amount of rule offenders and (2) in both models heterogeneity of rule offenders is important. The reason we have incorporated both models in one project is that separate projects for each model are probably too small  for a full AiO-project.

Date of defence: 23 June 2008

Title of thesis: Multivariate analysis of randomized response data