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Ms R. (Riet) van Bork

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Photographer: Riet van Bork

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 0.40
Postal address
  • Postbus 15906
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    I am a PhD student in the Psychological Methods group at the University of Amsterdam. In my PhD project I develop methods to distinguish network models and latent variable models both empirically and theoretically.

    My interest in comparing these different modeling frameworks ties in with my broader interest in philosophy of statistics and the interpretation of statistical models. Some examples: What are the implications of interpreting the common factor in a common factor model as a summary of the data rather than as an underlying common cause? What are possible chance experiments that result in the response variables in a factor model or IRT model being ‘random variables’? What is actually ‘observed’ in ‘observed variables’?

  • Publications


    • Marsman, M., Borsboom, D., Kruis, J., Epskamp, S., van Bork, R., Waldorp, L. J., ... Maris, G. (2018). An introduction to network psychometrics: Relating ising network models to item response theory models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53(1), 15-35. [details]
    • van Bork, R., Grasman, R. P. P. P., & Waldorp, L. J. (2018). Unidimensional factor models imply weaker partial correlations than zero-order correlations. Psychometrika, 83(2), 443–452.
    • van Bork, R., Rhemtulla, M., Waldorp, L. J., Kruis, J., Rezvanifar, S., & Borsboom, D. (2018). Latent Variable Models and Networks: Statistical Equivalence and Testability. Manuscript submitted for publication.



    • Aarts, A. A., et al., U., Borsboom, D., Columbus, S., den Bezemer, B., Deserno, M. K., ... Wagenmakers, E-J. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), 943. [aac4716]. [details]
    • Langley, D. J., Wijn, R., Epskamp, S., & van Bork, R. (2015). Should I get that jab? Exploring influence to encourage vaccination via online social media. In ECIS 2015 proceedings. ECIS 2015 research-in-progress papers [64] AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). [details]
    • Rhemtulla, M., van Bork, R., & Borsboom, D. (2015). Calling models with causal indicators "measurement models" implies more than they can deliver. Measurement, 13(1), 59-62. [details]




    • van Bork, R. (2015). Psychology Master Thesis Prize..

    Talk / presentation

    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (11-10-2018). A network perspective on psychopathology, Donders Discussions, 2018, Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (28-8-2018). Teach one session at Psychological Networks Amsterdam Summer School 2018, Psychological Networks Amsterdam Summer School 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (25-5-2018). Simplicity of networks and factor models, 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, United States.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (30-1-2018). Teach one session at Psychological Networks Amsterdam Winter School 2018, Psychological Networks Amsterdam Winter School (PNAWS) 2018 , Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (21-9-2017). Introducing Network Models for Quality of Life, Congres ISOQOL-NL 2017.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (29-8-2017). Teach one session at Psychological Networks Amsterdam Summer School 2017, Psychological Networks Amsterdam Summer School 2017.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (18-7-2017). Model Simplicity of networks and latent variable models, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (29-9-2016). On the identity of variables: An intensional approach in understanding the latent variable model..
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (27-5-2016). Distinguishing latent variable models and network models., 28th APS Annual Convention, Chicago, USA.
    • van Bork, R. (speaker) (13-7-2015). Latent variable and network model implications for partial correlation structures., IMPS, Beijing.


    • van Bork, R. (organiser) (12-7-2015 - 16-7-2015). IMPS, Beijing. Symposium New Developments in Network Psychometrics. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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