Jorge N. Tendeiro

Assistant Professor

University of Groningen


Jorge N. Tendeiro is an assistant professor at the department of Psychometrics and Statistics, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research interests include item response theory in general and person fit analysis in particular. He is also interested in the Bayesian statistical framework.


  • Item Response Theory
  • Person Fit Analysis
  • Bayesian Statistics


  • PhD in Statistics, 2010

    University of Groningen

  • MSc in Applied Statistics, 2005

    University of Porto

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2001

    University of Porto

Recent Publications

Improving the measurement of functional somatic symptoms with Item Response Theory

More than 40 questionnaires are currently available to assess Functional Somatic Symptoms (FSS). Differences among them, as well as …

Mathematical evidence for the adequacy of Bayesian optional stopping

The practice of sequentially testing a null hypothesis as data are collected until the null hypothesis is rejected is known as optional …

On the practical consequences of misfit in Mokken scaling

Mokken scale analysis is a popular method to evaluate the psychometric quality of clinical and personality questionnaires and their …

Talks & Workshops

Introduction to survival analysis

In this one-hour presentation I aim at offering a gentle introduction to survival analysis. I present introductory material which is …

Bayesian statistics as a therapy for frequentist problems

This workshop will highlight problems with classical inference tools ($p$-values, CIs) and provide a motivation to use Bayesian …

My current views over the Bayes factor

Null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) has been under scrutiny for decades. The literature shows overwhelming evidence of a large …


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