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Tilburg University is a research university, specializing in the social and behavioral science, economics, law, business science, theology and humanities, located in Tilburg in the southern part of the Netherlands. Tilburg University has a student population of about 13,000 students, about 8 per cent of whom are international students. This percentage has steadily increased over the past years. TiU offers both Dutch-taught and English-taught programs. Wikipedia.

Van Hulst M.,University of Tilburg
British Journal of Criminology | Year: 2013

Police storytelling is an understudied aspect of police culture(s). In the literature, two views can be found. One view is that storytelling helps officers to learn the craft of policing. Another view is that storytelling is merely part of a 'canteen culture' that deals with the lack of excitement in real police work. On the basis of a two-year ethnographic study in a Dutch police station, I claim that the practice of storytelling is a crucial part of everyday police station life. However, the work police stories do and the forms they have differ from one backstage context to the next. © 2013 The Author. Source

van der Ark L.A.,University of Tilburg
Journal of Statistical Software | Year: 2012

Mokken (1971) developed a scaling procedure for both dichotomous and polytomous items that was later coined Mokken scale analysis (MSA). MSA has been developed ever since, and the developments until 2000 have been implemented in the software package MSP (Molenaar and Sijtsma 2000) and the R package mokken (Van der Ark 2007). This paper describes the new developments in MSA since 2000 that have been implemented in mokken since its first release in 2007. These new developments pertain to invariant item ordering, a new automated item selection procedure based on a genetic algorithm, inclusion of reliability coefficients, and the computation of standard errors for the scalability coefficients. We demonstrate all new applications using data obtained with a transitive reasoning test and a personality test. Source

Steenkamp J.-B.E.M.,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Geyskens I.,University of Tilburg
Marketing Science | Year: 2014

Although store brands (SBs) are becoming increasingly important across the world, their success varies dramatically across consumer packaged goods categories and countries. The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into how such differences in SB success originate. Using a unique data set that combines scanner data for a three- to five-year period with consumer survey data (nD201987) for scores of food, household care, and personal care categories from 23 countries around the world, we identify cross-national regularities as to the role of nine manufacturer and retailer factors in explaining SB market share. For each manufacturer and retailer factor, we determine whether it can be part of a global integration strategy, whether it can be included in a local adaptation strategy, or whether it is a candidate for worldwide learning. Our findings have important implications for national brand manufacturers and retailers. © 2014 INFORMS. Source

Oberski D.,University of Tilburg
Journal of Statistical Software | Year: 2014

This paper introduces the R package lavaan.survey, a user-friendly interface to design-based complex survey analysis of structural equation models (SEMs). By leveraging existing code in the lavaan and survey packages, the lavaan.survey package allows for SEM analyses of stratified, clustered, and weighted data, as well as multiply imputed complex survey data. lavaan.survey provides several features such as SEMs with replicate weights, a variety of resampling techniques for complex samples, and finite population corrections, features that should prove useful for SEM practitioners faced with the common situation of a sample that is not iid. Source

Nieuwenhuis-Mark R.E.,University of Tilburg
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology | Year: 2010

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is arguably the best-known cognitive screen in the world. Originally designed to assess cognitive impairment in elderly populations, it has become one of the first steps toward a dementia diagnosis. Routinely used in the clinic and in research internationally, the MMSE, despite its flaws, has managed to retain its popularity for more than 30 years. This review explores when and how the test is used, lists its advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately questions its value. The specific issue that is addressed here is whether the test has outlived its original purpose. The conclusion is that although the MMSE may be a useful tool in many circumstances where a cognitive screen is required, practitioners should be wary of using MMSE total scores as a shortcut toward a dementia diagnosis. © The Author(s) 2010. Source

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