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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 85 publications in various peer-reviewed journals, including Intelligence, Proceedings of the Royal Society: B, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Learning and Individual Differences, Structural Equation Modeling, Behavior Research Methods, Psychological Methods, Psychological Science, PLoS ONE, and Nature. He has reviewed for 62 different journals and is an editorial board member of the journals Psychological Science, 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.

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External positions

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 201831 Dec 2018

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

6 Jun 20186 Jun 2020

Editorial board member (Psychological Science)

1 Jan 2017 → …

Academic Editor (PLoS ONE)

1 May 2012 → …

Associate Editor (Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement)

1 May 2012 → …

Editorial board member (Intelligence)

1 May 2012 → …

Editor (Journal of Open Psychology Data)

1 May 2012 → …


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Research Output 2003 2019

124 Downloads (Pure)

A comprehensive meta-analysis of money priming

Lodder, P., Ong, H. H., Grasman, R. P. P. P. & Wicherts, J., 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 148, 4, p. 688-712

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Publication Bias

A consensus-based transparency checklist

Aczel, B., Szaszi, B., Sarafoglou, A., Kekecs, Z., Kucharský, Š., Benjamin, D., Chambers, C. D., Fisher, A., Gelman, A., Gernsbacher, M. A., Ioannidis, J. P., Johnson, E., Jonas, K., Kousta, S., Lilienfeld, S. O., Lindsay, D. S., Morey, C. C., Monafò, M., Newell, B. R., Pashler, H. & 47 others, Shanks, D. R., Simons, D. J., Wicherts, J. M., Albarracin, D., Anderson, N. D., Antonakis, J., Arkes, H. R., Back, M. D., Banks, G. C., Beevers, C., Bennett, A. A., Bleidorn, W., Boyer, T. W., Cacciari, C., Carter, A. S., Cesario, J., Clifton, C., Conroy, R. M., Cortese, M., Cosci, F., Cowan, N., Crawford, J., Crone, E. A., Curtin, J., Engle, R., Farrell, S., Fearon, P., Fichman, M., Frankenhuis, W., Freund, A. M., Gaskell, M. G., Giner-Sorolla, R., Green, D. P., Greene, R. L., Harlow, L. L., De La Guardia, F. H., Isaacowitz, D., Kolodner, J., Lieberman, D., Logan, G. D., Mendes, W. B., Moersdorf, L., Nyhan, B., Pollack, J., Sullivan, C., Vazire, S. & Wagenmakers, E-J., 2019, In : Nature Human Behaviour. 4, 1, p. 4-6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Distinguishing specific from general effects in cognition research

Maassen, E. & Wicherts, J. M., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 8, 3, p. 288-292

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

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Modeling interactions between latent variables in research on Type D personality: A Monte Carlo simulation and clinical study of depression and anxiety

Lodder, P., Denollet, J., Emons, W. H. M., Nefs, G., Pouwer, F., Speight, J. & Wicherts, J. M., 2019, In : Multivariate Behavioral Research. 54, 5, p. 637-665

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access