Curving Normality is an academic website and blog maintained by Rense Nieuwenhuis. Rense is employed as a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Twente. At the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) I work on my thesis, with the working title: The (in)compatibility of women’s fertility and employment in OECD countries, 1970-2000. Curving Normality is a platform for sharing a variety of my activities and interests. Academic life is full of events worth sharing. Also, I blog about some of the papers and books I read for research, and maintain a short list of selected data.
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Influence.ME is an R package that helps detecting influential cases in multilevel regression models. It has been around for a while now, and recent changes in lme4 broke the functionality of using influence.ME with sampling weights. Thanks to a kind contribution of some code by user Jennifer Bufford, influence.ME now should work with multilevel models… Continue Reading
I am very pleased to announce that I received research funding for a project titled “No Activation without Reconciliation?”. This project will be my main focus in the whole of 2015. From the proposal: This research proposal seeks to complement the strong micro-econometric tradition in evaluating out- comes of active labour market programs (ALMP) with… Continue Reading
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