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Informative Hypotheses

Floryt van Wesel

weselI started studying psychology at the VU University Amsterdam. That is were I got my masters in work and organizational psychology. After this I decided to study psychological methods and I got my bachelors at the University of Amsterdam. I obtained my Ph.D at the Department of Methodology and Statistics at the University of Utrecht on using existing knowledge in Social Science research. After working as an assistant professor for four years at VU University AmsterdamCurrently, I am now an assistant professor at Utrecht University.

Research Topics

  • Bayesian model selection
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Qualitative synthesis
  • Classical statistics
  • Mixed methods research

Key publications

  • Wesel, F. van, Hoijtink, H. and Klugkist, I. (2010). Choosing priors for inequality constrained normal linear models: Methods based on training samples. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9469.2010.00719.x
  • Alisic, E., Jongmans, M. J., Wesel, F. van, and Kleber, R. J. (2011). Building child trauma theory from longitudinal studies? A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 736-347. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2011.03.001
  • Boeije, H., Wesel, F. van, and Alisic, E. (2011). Making a difference: Towards a method for weighing the evidence in qualitative synthesis.Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17, 657-663. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01674.x