Sven De Maeyer is a professor at the University of Antwerp. His research is focused on measurement problems in educational sciences in general and more specific in effectiveness research. Validity and reliability in (school)effectiveness research are the main topic of his research.
Besides that he aims at applied research in which "measurement" challenges the research design. How to measure the appropriate characteristics from the appropriate actors at appropriate (policy) levels, given the complex reality of education? How to model this complex reality in order to get a grasp of it? These are some exemplary questions challenging him day after day.