Dr. Janine Buchholz

  Buchholz Habilitandin

Post-doc Researcher

Educational Measurement

Teacher and Teaching Quality

Rostocker Straße 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-130



Curriculum Vitae

Since 2016
Post-doc researcher in the Educational Measurement research group (Prof. Dr. Johannes Hartig)
Since 2016
Scientific head in PISA 2018
2015 – 2016
Research scientist in PISA 2015
2010 – 2016
Research assistant and doctoral student in the Educational Measurement research group (Prof. Dr. Johannes Hartig


PhD in Psychology at the University of Frankfurt (Title of thesis: “Mehrdimensionale Item-Response-Theorie zur Modellierung Konstrukt-irrelevanter Varianz bei der Beurteilung der Validität“ [Multidimensional Item Response Theory for modelling construct-irrelevant variance when evaluating the validity”]
M.Sc. Psychology at the University of Erfurt (Title of Master’s thesis: "Funnel Plots als Instrument zur Identifikation von Publikationsbias – Ein Experiment mit simulierten Meta-Analysen" [Funnel plots for the identification of publication bias – An experiment with simulated meta-analyses])

Research visits & Stipends

Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship at the Centre for Educational Measurement Oslo (CEMO). Oslo (Norway)
Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Education. Amherst, MA (USA)
Summer Internship  at Educational Testing Service (ETS), Research and Development. Princeton, NJ (USA)

Current Research Activities

  • Statistical methods to investigating measurement invariance in the context of international large-scale assessments
  • Sources of construct-irrelevant variance in questionnaires
  • Modeling response processes in large scale assessments (e.g. position effects)
  • Multidimensional models of Item Response Theory


Teaching and Workshops

Since 2013
Workshops on SEM and IRT using R, Mplus, ConQuest, and IRTPRO
Since 2013
Seminar "Introduction to Psychological Statistics" - Part I and Part II, Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Psychology
2009 – 2012
Seminars on Quantitative research methods and Introduction to SPSS, University of Erfurt, Institute of Communication Sciences
2008 – 2010
Student research assistant and teaching assistant, University of Erfurt, Center for Psychological Methods

Other Professional Activities

Representative of junior researchers within the “Methods and Evaluation” division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs)


  • European Association of Methodology (EAM)
  • German Psychological Association (DGPs)
  • National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

Member of the Editorial Board

  • European Journal of Psychological Assessment (EJPA)

Ad-hoc reviewer

  • AERA Open
  • Diagnostica
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement (EPM)
  • Educational Measurement: Issues & Practice (EMIP)     
  • Journal for Educational Research Online (JERO)
  • Large-scale Assessments in Education (LSAE)
  • Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling (PTAM)
last modified Jul 06, 2021