Viola Merhof

Viola Merhof

Research Staff
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
L 13, 15 – Room 516
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

Primary Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser (University of Mannheim)

Additional Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Kuhlmann, Prof. Dr. Christoph Klauer

Dissertation Proposal: Modeling Heterogeneity of Response Processes

  • Research Areas

    • Statistical Modeling of Cognitive Processes
    • Item Response Theory
    • Multinomial Processing Tree Models
  • Publications

    Merhof, V., Böhm, C. M., & Meiser, T. (2023). Separation of Traits and Extreme Response Style in IRTree Models: The Role of Mimicry Effects for the Meaningful Interpretation of Estimates. Educational and Psychological Measurement. Advance online publication.

    Merhof, V., & Meiser, T. (2023). Dynamic response style effects: Accounting for response process heterogeneity in IRTree decision nodes. Psychometrika.

  • Awards

    Travel Award 2023For her dissertation project on latent response processes. The award is issued by the international Psychometric Society to outstanding junior researchers.