2018 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology: Inga Schwabe

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Biosketch: Inga grew up in Paderborn, Germany. She received her M.Sc. in Applied Cognitive Psychology from the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2013 where she then started her Ph.D. research at the department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis. Her doctoral dissertation discusses a number of psychometric issues that require special attention in the analysis of genetically-informative data and proposes new methodology in the form of multilevel item response theory (IRT) (pdf). She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the department of Biostatistics and Clinical Research at the University of Münster (Germany) before joining the department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University (Netherlands) as an assistant professor.

Representative Publications:

  • Schwabe, I., Boomsma, D.I. & van den Berg, S.M. (2017). Increased Environmental Sensitivity in High Mathematics Performance, Learning and Individual Differences, 54, 196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2017.01.018 (pdf)
  • Schwabe, I., Boomsma, D.I. & van den Berg, S.M. (2017). Mathematical Ability and Socio-economic Background: IRT Modelling to Estimate Genotype by Environment Interaction. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 20 (6),  511-520.doi: 10.1017/thg.2017.59 (pdf)
  • Schwabe, I., Janss, L. & van den Berg, S.M. (2017). Can We Validate the Results of Twin Studies? – A Census Based Study on the Heritability of Educational Achievement. Frontiers in Genetics,8:16. doi:10.3389/fgene.2017.00160. (pdf)