Fox, Dr.Ir. G.J.A.

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Office address:

Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis

Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Twente University

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands


Building: Cubicus (building no. 41)


Telephone: +31 (0)53 489 3326

Email: fox@edte.utwente.nl

Website: users.edte.utwente.nl/fox/


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Jean-Paul Fox








Personal


I am an associate professor at Twente University, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, in the Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis. My research activities are in a number of areas of Bayesian statistics.


Main interest is focused on complex modelling in higher-dimensional problems. The areas of modelling research relate to theory and methods of multivariate analysis, stochastic simulation, mixed effects modelling, among others. Applications and data analyses are executed in the field of educational and psychological research.


I have obtained a personal Vidi grant (2007-2012), awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This research program focuses on the development and application of Bayesian models for large-scale comparative survey research. A Bayesian modelling approach is proposed that addresses well-known methodological issues, as they arise in large-scale comparative survey research.

Education, professional experience


1996

M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, University of Twente.


1996

Statistician. I&O Research, Enschede, The Netherlands


1997

PhD student, University of Twente, Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis.


2001

Ph.D.,Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente.

Thesis Title: Multilevel IRT: A Bayesian perspective on estimating parameters and testing statistical hypotheses.

Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Cees A. W. Glas & Prof. Dr. Wim J. van der Linden.


2001 - 2005

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Twente, Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis.


2005 – 2007

Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis


2007

Associate Professor, University of Twente, Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis



Research Interests


Bayesian modeling of multivariate discrete data; inference for latent variable (mixture, hierarchical) models; applications in Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences

Honors and Awards


Personal grant, VIDI, 2007. An Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. (Dutch: Vernieuwingsimpuls) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


Personal grant, VENI, 2004. An Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. (Dutch: Vernieuwingsimpuls) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


Psychometric Society Dissertation Award, 2002.


Advising


PhD Thesis Co-Advisor (with Herbert Hoijtink) for Joris Mulder (2006 - present).


PhD Thesis Co-Advisor (with Wim van der Linden) for Rinke Klein Entink (2005 - present). Project: Simultaneous modeling of item response and time response data with background variables.


PhD Thesis Co-Advisor (with Cees Glas) for Jonald Pimentel (2001 - 2005). Thesis title: Item response theory modeling with nonignorable missing data.


PhD Thesis Co-Advisor (with Rob Meijer and Cees Glas) for Irene Hendrawan (2000 - 2004). Thesis title: The effect of item response theory model violations on practical test applications.





Professional Affiliations/Activities


Psychometric Society


Inter-university Graduate School for Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS).


Referee for a variety of journals, including: British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Applied Psychological Measurement, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Psychometrika.


PISA 2009: Participation in an international consortium lead by CITO for the implementation of Core B of the 2009 cycle of the OECD-funded PISA project. This participation involves the development of the international background questionnaires, analyzing the survey data, and reporting the results.




Courses and Seminars


A tailor-made training (NFP/ZAF/05/38) supported by the NUFFIC entitled "Evaluating and Changing Education Systems" for Human Science Research Council (HSRC), South Africa (June 20-30, 2006, Enschede, November 10-22, 2006, Pretoria, South Africa).


IOPS (Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics) course Sampling-based statistical inference. April 2003, with Gunter Maris.


IOPS (Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics) course Multilevel analysis. March 2003, with Cees Glas.


ICO (Interuniversity Centre for Educational Research) course Multilevel analysis. March 2002, with Cees Glas.


ICO (Interuniversity Centre for Educational Research) course Multilevel analysis. March 2001, with Cees Glas.


ICO (Interuniversity Centre for Educational Research) course Item Response Theory. 1999, with Cees Glas.