Visiting PhD Students

Sanne Smid, visiting PhD student in 2017 and 2018, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Sanne is a PhD student at the Methodology & Statistics department at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She is visiting the Depaoli lab for two months in the Fall of 2017. Her research focuses on the use of Bayesian estimation with informative priors in latent growth models with small sample sizes. She is interested in how prior knowledge can be used to compensate for small sample sizes, and her goal is to develop clear guidelines for researchers who use Structural Equation Models and suffer from small data. The supervisors for her PhD project are Dr. Rens van de Schoot and Prof. Dr. Herbert Hoijtink (both from Utrecht University).
In 2012, Sanne received her BSc. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and in 2014 her MSc. in Methodology and Statistics of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Utrecht University. Before starting as a PhD student, she worked for 1.5 years as a lecturer at the Methodology & Statistics department at Utrecht University, at which she taught various courses from bachelor to postgraduate level, and assisted in several research projects.
Inge Schrooten, visiting PhD student in 2016, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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