Research Institute of Child Development and Education
This research group consist of 8 researchers in philosophy, psychometrics, and statistics, 4 PhD-students, 2 lecturers, and 1 data steward. Their research topics pertain to the conceptualization, the measurement, and the modelling of constructs used in education and child development.
Research themes include:
foundations of educational research
nonparametric item response theory
computer adaptive testing
longitudinal data analysis
(non-standard) structural equations modelling
social networks, and
As of November 2020, the methods and statistics research group have two VENI laureates, and one Open-Competition laureate.
As methodological and statistical experts, the researchers of the methods and statistics group also support and participate in the research of the other research groups in child development and education.