Duco Veen

PhD Candidate

Utrecht University


I am a PhD Candidate at the department of Methodology & Statistics of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. My research interests lie primarily in the area of Bayesian statistics. My docteral projects under the supervision of Rens van de Schoot concerns the elicitation of expert judgements in the social sciences and we investigate expert-data (dis)agreements.


  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Expert Elicitation
  • Randomized Repsonse Methodology


  • PhD in Methodology and Statistics, Currently PhD Candidate

    Utrecht University

  • MSc Methodology and Statistics in the behavioral, social and biomedical sciences (Cum Laude), 2016

    Utrecht University

  • BSc in PSychology, 2014

    University of Twente

Recent & Upcoming Talks

On shinystan 3.0

In this talk I will discuss several angles with respect to the new version of shinystan that is being developed. From a user’s …

Recent Publications

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A step forward. Bayesian hierarchical modelling as a tool in assessment of individual discrimination performance

Individual assessment of infants’ speech discrimination is of great value for studies of language development that seek to relate …

Standard Errors, Priors, and Bridge Sampling. A Discussion of Liu et al.

Liu, Hu, Cao, Wang, and Chen (2019) present five methods to estimate the marginal likelihood of Item Response Theory (IRT) models and …

Meta analysis of the outcomes of treatment of internal carotid artery near occlusion

Background. Guidelines recommend treating patients with an internal carotid artery near occlusion (ICANO) with best medical therapy …

Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Randomized Responses

Response bias (nonresponse and social desirability bias) is one of the main concerns when asking sensitive questions about behavior and …

Using the Data Agreement Criterion to Rank Experts' Beliefs

Experts’ beliefs embody a present state of knowledge. It is desirable to take this knowledge into account when making decisions. …

Programming Projects


Simulation Based Calibration (SBC)

Play around with this app to develop some intuition about how to interpret SBC plots.

shinystan 3.0

ShinyStan provides immediate, informative, customizable visual and numerical summaries of model parameters and convergence diagnostics …

Draw your correlation

Draw your own bivariate distribution and see what correlations and regression models you would find. See for yourself what adding an …


Generalized Linear Mixed Model (GLMM) for Binary Randomized Response (RR) Data. Includes Cauchit, Compl. Log-Log, Logistic, and Probit …

Play with sampling distribution of correlation

This app shows sampling from a bivariate distribution under different sample sizes and true correlations. The application also shows …

Kullback-Leibler Divergences

This application shows a visual representation of Kullback-Leibler (KL) Divergence.


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