Floryt van Wesel

Assistant professor Methodology

Professional interests

Floryt van Wesel started studying psychology at VU University Amsterdam. That is were she received a master-degree in work and organizational psychology. In addition, she studied psychological methods at the University of Amsterdam. She did her Ph.D. research at the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, where she defended her dissertation called 'Priors & Prejudice: Using existing knowledge in social science research' in July 2011. Currently, Floryt is assistant professor at the Department of Educational Neuroscience and the Department of Methods, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU Univeristy Amsterdam.

Her methodologial and statistical expertises are:

  • Classical statistics
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Mixed methods research
  • Systematic reviews
  • Qualitative evidence synthesis
  • Meta-analysis

Her substantive research focusses on:

  • Children and trauma
  • Victims of single rape
  • Cooperative learning
  • Victim support
  • Mathematical word problems



Courses Floryt is teaching are:

  • Statistics 1. Introductory course on statistics for first year Bachlor students in Psychology and Education
  • Qualitative synthesis. KWALON course in cooperation with Hennie Boeije, Utrecht University, October 2012
  • Research Methodoloy for teachers/educational researchers