Department: Methodology & Statistics

Organisation: Utrecht University

Country: The Netherlands



Sanne is a PhD student at the Methodology & Statistics department at 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 her PhD, she worked for 1.5 years as a lecturer at the Methodology & Statistics department, at which she taught various courses from bachelor to postgraduate level, and assisted in several research projects. 

Research topic

Sanne’s PhD focuses on the use of 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. Her goal is to develop clear guidelines for researchers who use structural equation models and suffer from small data. She has Rens and Herbert Hoijtink as supervisors for her PhD.



The research on small sample sizes project is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-VIDI-452-14-006).