Reinoud Stoel

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The authors show how the use of inequality constraints on parameters in structural equation models may affect the distribution of the likelihood ratio test. Inequality constraints are implicitly used in the testing of commonly applied structural equation models, such as the common factor model, the autoregressive model, and the latent growth curve model,(More)
The Netherlands Forensic Institute and the Institute for Forensic Science in Shanghai are in search of a signature verification system that can be implemented in forensic casework and research to objectify results. We want to bridge the gap between recent technological developments and forensic casework. In collaboration with the German Research Center for(More)
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that the Outcomes of DNA testing (O) are better predicted and/or mediated by the counselees' Perception P) than by the actually communicated genetic Information (I). In this study, we aimed at quantifying the effect that perception has in genetic counseling for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer. METHODS Two hundred and(More)
Using an accelerated longitudinal design, the development of externalizing problems from age 2 to 5 years was investigated in relation to maternal psychopathology, maternal parenting, gender, child temperament, and the presence of siblings. The sample consisted of 150 children selected at age 2-3 years for having high levels of externalizing problems.(More)
Several researchers have argued that the confirmation bias, the tendency to selectively gather and process information such that it fits existing beliefs, is a main threat to objective forensic examinations. The goal of the present study was to empirically investigate whether examiners making bullet comparisons are indeed vulnerable to this bias. In the(More)
In bloodstain pattern analysis, it is important to know the point of origin (PO) of an impact pattern. This point can be estimated by means of the stringing method, the tangent method, or by commercially available computer programs. In this study, the accuracy of two computer programs was investigated under different conditions. Impact patterns were created(More)
Este trabajo investiga las diferencias entre la regresión multinivel estándar y el modelo de ecuaciones estructurales en relación al análisis de curvas de crecimiento. El modelo básico de curva de crecimiento tiene la misma especificación en ambos marcos, pero en muchos casos el modelado de ecuaciones estructurales es más flexible que el análisis de(More)
Dear Editor, We have read the article “Dating the abusive head trauma episode and perpetrator statements: key points for imaging” by Adamsbaum et al. [1] with great interest, but we would like to comment on the statistical evaluation of their data. The authors state: “Indeed, in our personal series including 66 cases for which detailed confessions from(More)
Poor sleep appears to be related to behaviour problems in adolescence (Fallone, Owens, & Deane, 2002; Wolfson & Carskadon, 2003). Poor sleep is generally related to bad sleep quality or shortness of sleep. However, most studies do not make a distinction between the effects of sleep quality and sleep duration on problem behaviour. This is remarkable(More)
Previous studies on the counsellees' perception of DNA test results did not clarify whether counsellees were asked about their recollections or interpretations, and focused only on patients' own risks and not on the likelihood that cancer is heritable in the family. We tested differences and correlations of four perception aspects: recollections and(More)