Nature, nurture, and item response theory: a psychometric approach to behaviour genetics

Inga Schwabe

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

This dissertation discusses a number of psychometric issues that require special attention in the analysis of genetically-informative data, such as data on twins. These include heterogeneous measurement error, scaling and scale transformation, and harmonization of phenotypes. It is shown how ignoring these issues can result in spurious findings of genotype by environment interaction. Multilevel item response theory models are proposed that can help solve these problems.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Glas, Cees A.W., Supervisor
  • van den Berg, Stéphanie M., Advisor
Award date24 Mar 2016
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4073-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2016

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