The Sociaal-wetenschappelijke Sectie van de Vereniging Voor Statistiek en Operations Research (SWS-VVS; Netherlands Statistical Society; Social Sciences Division) promote the use of new and sound statistical methods in the social and behavioral sciences. The SWS-VVS appeal to both statisticians working in the social and behavioral sciences and applied researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. The SWS-VVS organizes one or two annual meetings on a statistical topic, which are then announced in the Upcoming Events block on this page.
Members of the SWS-VVS receive the ISI journal Statistica Neerlandica, the VVS newsletter (in Dutch), and the non-specialist journal StatOr (in Dutch). Members have free entrance to all meetings organized by the VVS. Moreover, members of the SWS-VVS allow the preservation of the only professional association for methodologists and statisticians working in the social and behavioral sciences.
Chair: Prof. dr. Casper Albers
Secretary: Joost van Ginkel
General board members: Lourens Waldorp and Jesper Tijmstra
Treasurer & webmaster: Rebecca Kuiper
The SWS-section of VvS-OR focused on promoting the beauty and usefulness of statistics in social and behavioural sciences.