Floryt Van Wesel
Department of Methodology and Statistics
Faculty of Social Sciences
Project: Part of NWO project Learning more from empirical data using prior knowledge at Utrecht University
Project running from: 1 September 2006 – 1 September 2011
Promotor(es): Prof. dr. H. Hoijtink, dr. I.G. Klugkist, dr. H.R. Boeije
This project is part of a bigger research project about the use of prior knowledge, Bayesian statistics. Researchers using prior knowledge either end up with a set of competing models that differ in the inequality constraints used, or with one or more constrained models, a null model and an unconstrained model. In this project several model selection criteria that can be used to select the best model will be developed, studied and evaluated.
Date of defence: 1 July 2011
Title of thesis: Priors and prejudice: Using existing knowledge in social science research. ISBN: 978-90-393-5579-4.