Our research and teaching focusses on quantitative methods in empirical educational research.
We create powerful learning environments that offer our students opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills to understand an apply quantitative methods.
We examine (a) cognitive skills, (b) socio-emotional skills, (c) institutional learning enviroments (e.g., school), and (d) how the interplay of these factors affects educational outcomes and returns to education. To this end, we draw on representative data (e.g., from large-scale assessments) and capitalize on multivariate statistical models and integrative data analysis (e.g., meta-analysis). In doing so, we aim at contributing to evidence based educational practices and policies.