• Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 110

    5037 DB Tilburg



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Research interests

  • Errors with Statistics
  • Scientific integrity
  • Data sharing
  • Science policy
  • Publication bias
  • Research methodology
  • Intelligence (IQ)
  • Measurement invariance
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Questionable research practices
  • Psychometrics


Jelte Wicherts (1976) received both his Master's degree (2002, cum laude) and PhD degree (2007, cum laude) from the Psychological Methods group at the University of Amsterdam. He has published on a wide range of topics related to reproducibility, replication, individual differences, statistics, and measurement. His research interests include group differences in IQ, reproducibility, biases in research, measurement invariance, stereotype threat, the Flynn Effect, structural equation modeling, errors with statistics, and data sharing. He is (co)author of over 100 publications in various peer-reviewed journals, including Intelligence, Proceedings of the Royal Society: B, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, Structural Equation Modeling, Behavior Research Methods, Psychological Methods, Psychological Science, PLoS ONE, and Nature. He has reviewed for 65 different journals and is an editorial board member of the journals Intelligence, Psychological Methods, and the Journal of Health Psychology. He is an Academic Editor at PLOS ONE and an associate editor at Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement. From 2007-2012 he was an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. From 2012-2017 he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University. In 2017, he became full professor in methodology of the social and behavioral sciences at the same department. He has acquired Open Competition (200K Euros) VENI (208K) and VIDI (800K) grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and a Consolidator grant (2000k) from the European Research Council. He is affiliate member of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). He is head of the Department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

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External positions

Panel COVID-19 grant scheme (ZonMw)

15 Jun 202010 Jul 2020

Advising on methods and data handling of methodology department SCP (Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP))

1 Jan 2020 → …

Writing book on data management (Taylor & Francis)

22 Aug 201830 Apr 2023

Independent methodologist policy assessment article 2 (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid)

6 Jun 20186 Jun 2020

Associate Editor (Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement)

1 May 2012 → …

Academic Editor (PLoS ONE)

1 May 20121 Mar 2023


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