Afscheidsrede Valedictory address

Symposium in honor of Prof. K. Sijtsma

Date: Time: 12:00 Location: CZ 115

Prior to the lecture, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences organizes a symposium in honor of Professor Sijtsma’s retirement.

On Friday May 20, 2022 at 4:15 pm precisely, Professor Klaas Sijtsma, professor for Methods and techniques of psychological research, will deliver his valedictory address, entitled On measurement, statistics, psychology, and lifelong learning.



  • 12:00-13:00: Welcome lunch in small foyer
  • 13:00-13:05: Introduction by Jelte Wicherts (CZ115)
  • 13:05-13:45: Keynote by Brian Junker - Carnegie Mellon University: 
    Data Analysis, Statistics and Psychometrics (CZ115)
  • 13:45-14:15: Talk by L. Andries van der Ark -  University of Amsterdam:
    Flexible computerized adaptive testing (CZ115)
  • 14:15-14:30: Tea/Coffee Break (next to CZ115)
  • 14:30-15:00: Talk by Rob R. Meijer - University of Groningen:
    Psychological testing in practice: About test use and decision making (CZ115)
  • 15:00-15:30: Talk by Denny Borsboom - University of Amsterdam: 
    Psychometrics as partner in science (CZ115)
  • 15:30-16:00: Welcome drinks in front of Auditorium
    (16.00: Gathering of all professors in gown at the Portraits room)
  • 16:15-17:30: Valedictory Address by Klaas Sijtsma (Auditorium)
  • 17:30: Reception in front of Auditorium