Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Understanding the sociology and psychology of human actions

Research Program Department Methodology and Statistics

The research program of the Department of Methodology and Statistics aims to develop, refine, and disseminate advanced methods of collecting, interpreting, and analyzing quantitative data.

We focus on latent variable models of individual differences (structural equation models, factor analysis, latent class and finite mixture models, item response models), survey methodology (response styles, sampling, norming, missing data imputation), and meta-research (publication bias, meta-analysis, statistical decision-making).

Research Master Program

After completing a two year Research Master program, you will be an all-round researcher who can apply for a PhD position (in methodology and statistics but also in other fields of social and behavioral sciences), or work in research institutions and companies such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS), CITO, and The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP).