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Bregje Holleman is an assistant professor, a senior teacher and senior researcher. Her research takes place within the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS). In the subgroup Language & Communication she focuses on cognitive processes of text interpretation. Her main interest goes to the relation between opinions and attitudes and language. In attitude surveys: how do people answer attitudinal questions? Why are people's answers affected by very subtle language variation in these questions? In Voting Advice Applications: how does the use of VAAs (kieshulpen) help users to understand politics and understand their own position in the political landscape? And how is this affected by subtle language use variation? And in persuasive texts: why do people develop different attitudes or intentions dependent of the framing of messages? She led an interdisciplinary research group on the use and effects of VAAs, subsidized in the Begrijpelijke Taal-program by NWO (2012-2016) and was a co-promotor for two succesful PhD projects (Kamoen in 2012, and Van de Pol in 2016).

Bregje Holleman teaches in the BAs of Nederlandse Taal & Cultuur, Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen and Taal- en Cultuurstudies, as well as in the MA Communicatie & Organisatie. She coordinates a BA course on Persuasion (Communicatie, Emotie & Overtuigingskracht), and two MA courses on Research Methodology ("Vragenlijst en Interview" and "Communicatie Monitoren"). She supervises BA theses and MA theses on her research topics and on communication interventions, and is a tutor for 2nd/3rd yr BA students in Liberal Arts who specialize in Language and Communication.

Besides teaching and doing research she is coordinator of the program Language & Communication (Taal & Communicatie) for Taal- & Cultuurstudies (Liberal Arts) and chair of the teaching committee (Opleidingscommissie) Taal & Cultuurstudies. She's also a member of the teaching committee for several MAs in applied linguistics (Communicatie & Organisatie, Interculturele Communicatie), and (co)coordinator for the Language & Communication Research group within UiL OTS. She is one of the editors of Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing (AUP).

Bregje Holleman geeft regelmatig toelichting in de pers op het gebruik en de invloed van stemhulpen, over vragenlijsten, en over sturende taal.
--> Meer weten over de rol of het effect van stemhulpen in de verkiezingen? Zie http://vavi.wp.hum.uu.nl/. Of neem direct contact op met b.holleman@uu.nl

Bio Bregje Holleman defended her PhD thesis on question wording effects in attitude surveys in 2000. She is now a senior teacher/researcher at Utrecht University
Scientific expertise
Online Voting Advice Applications
persuasion
survey methodology
document design
methods for document design & text evaluation
research methodology
understandable language
Skills
text design
text evaluation
writing

zie http://vavi.wp.hum.uu.nl/

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1994-1998 Research assistant Utrecht University

1998 - 2000 Assistant professor Free University Amsterdam

2000 Dissertation defence "The forbid-allow asymmetry. On the cognitive mechanisms underlying wording effects in surveys". Amsterdam/Atlanta, Rodopi Publishers

2000- Assistant professor Utrecht University

2003/2004 Research fellow at NIAS (Wassenaar) in the interdisciplinary research group "A new view on Survey Research", led by prof. Willem Saris

2011 Senior teacher (SKOw qualification)

2012 Awarded an NWO grant in the Begrijpelijke Taal-program for a 4-year research project with the University of Amsterdam "Voting Advice Applications as political decision aids" together with prof. Claes de Vreese 

2012 Awarded a university grant (Aspasia) to organize the international workshop "Communication & Attitudes"

2014-2016 Awarded two small university grants (Aspasia) to write a research proposal 

2016 Senior researcher (SKOz qualification)

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Key publications

Kamoen, Naomi, Holleman, Bregje, Mak, P., Sanders, T. & van den Bergh, H. (2017). Why are negative questions difficult to answer? On the processing of linguistic contrasts in surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly, (pp. 1-23).

Holleman, Bregje, Kamoen, Naomi, Krouwel, Andre, van de Pol, Jasper & de Vreese, Claes (10.10.2016). Positive vs. Negative - The Impact of Question Polarity in Voting Advice Applications. PLoS One, 11 (10). M1 - 0164184.

Van de Pol, Jasper, Holleman, Bregje, Kamoen, Naomi, Krouwel, Andre & De Vreese, Claes (2014). Beyond young, highly educated males: a typology of VAA users. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 11, (pp. 397-411).

Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C. & van den Bergh, H. (2013). Positive, negative, and bipolar questions: the effect of question polarity on ratings of text readability. Survey Research Methods, 7/3.

Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C., Mak, W.M., Sanders, T.J.M. & van den Bergh, H.H. (2011). Agree or Disagree? Cognitive processes involved in answering contrastive survey questions. Discourse Processes, 48 (5), (pp. 355-385) (31 p.).

Holleman, B.C. & Pander Maat, H.L.W. (2009). The pragmatics of profiling. Framing effects in text interpretation and text production. Journal of Pragmatics, 41 (11), (pp. 2004-2221) (218 p.).

van Berkum, J.J.A., Holleman, B.C., Nieuwland, M., Otten, M. & Murre, J.J.M. (2009). Right or wrong? The brain's fast response to morally objectionable statements. Psychological Science, 20, (pp. 1092-1099) (8 p.).

Holleman, B.C. & Murre, J.J.M. (2008). Getting from neuron to checkmark: models and methods in cognitive survey research. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22 (5), (pp. 709-732) (24 p.). Het artikel is in sept07 via de website van ACP gepubliceerd, en komt nog in druk (maar ik weet niet wanneer).

All publications
  2017 - Articles
Kamoen, N. & Holleman, B.C. (2017). "I don't get it." Response difficulties in answering political attitude questions in Voting Advice Applications. Survey Research Methods
Kamoen, Naomi, Holleman, Bregje, Mak, P., Sanders, T. & van den Bergh, H. (2017). Why are negative questions difficult to answer? On the processing of linguistic contrasts in surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly, (pp. 1-23).
Holleman, Bregje & Kamoen, Naomi (2017). Wijzer stemmen?. Tekst(blad), 23 (1), (pp. 6-10) (4 p.).
  2017 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Holleman, B.C. & Kamoen, N. (20.07.2017). Cognition in Surveys 2017 - Conference session at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association. Cognition in surveys
  2016 - Articles
van Outersterp, Rob, Kamoen, N. & Holleman, B.C. (2016). Inwisselbaar of niet? De middelste antwoordoptie en de non-responsoptie in stemhulpen. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 38 (1), (pp. 27-55).
Holleman, Bregje, Kamoen, Naomi, Krouwel, Andre, van de Pol, Jasper & de Vreese, Claes (10.10.2016). Positive vs. Negative - The Impact of Question Polarity in Voting Advice Applications. PLoS One, 11 (10). M1 - 0164184.
  2016 - Editorial activity
B.C. Holleman (01.01.2016) Tijdschrift voor taalbeheersing
  2015 - Articles
Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C., van de Pol, J., Krouwel, Andre & De Vreese, Claes (2015). The effect of voting advice applications on political knowledge and vote choice. Irish Political Studies, (pp. 595) (618 p.).
  2015 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (15.09.2015) samen met Naomi Kamoen
  2015 - Paper
van de Pol, J., Kamoen, N., Krouwel, Andre, De Vreese, Claes & Holleman, B.C. (12.05.2015). Issue framing in online voting advice applications.
  2014 - Articles
Van de Pol, Jasper, Holleman, Bregje, Kamoen, Naomi, Krouwel, Andre & De Vreese, Claes (2014). Beyond young, highly educated males: a typology of VAA users. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 11, (pp. 397-411).
  2014 - Television or radio appearances
B.C. Holleman (16.05.2014) artikel in De Correspondent, door Thomas van Heste
  2014 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (22.05.2014) A typology of VAA users. Poster presentation at the ICA Annual Conference in Seattle
B.C. Holleman (13.03.2014) deelname, spreker, mede-organisator van debat over stemhulpen, met Jochum de Graaf, Jan Paternotte, Claes de Vreese
B.C. Holleman (02.11.2014) diverse interviews over nut en noodzaak van stemhulpen, oa Radio 1 (Dit is de dag), Reformatorisch Dagblad, Nederlands Dagblad, Trouw, Tubantia, RTVUtrecht (UVandaag), NOS (Radio 1, website NOS)
B.C. Holleman (04.09.2014) Issue and valence framing effects in VAAs. Presentation by Van de Pol, Holleman, Kamoen, krouwel, De vreese
B.C. Holleman (12.06.2014) Issue framing in VAAs. A filed experiment. Van de Pol, Holleman, Kamoen, Krouwel, De Vreese
B.C. Holleman (05.09.2014) Kamoen & Holleman, The effect of VAAs on political knowledge and vote choice.
B.C. Holleman (31.03.2014) openbaar interview, live radio
B.C. Holleman (05.09.2014) Positive vs negative wordings: a threat to the validity of VAAs
B.C. Holleman (03.02.2014) users of voting advice applications: a typology.
B.C. Holleman (17.12.2014) Valenceframing in stemhulpen.
B.C. Holleman (17.12.2014) Van de Pol, Holleman, Kamoen Issueframing in stemhulpen: een veldexperiment.
B.C. Holleman (25.02.2014) Voting Advice Applications: towards a better understanding of politics
  2014 - Paper
Holleman, Bregje, Kamoen, N., Krouwel, Andre, Van de Pol, Jasper & De Vreese, Claes (03.09.2014). Positive versus Negative wordings - a threat to the validity of VAAs. M1 - Paper.
Kamoen, N. & Holleman, Bregje (03.09.2014). The effect of VAAs on political knowledge and vote choice. M1 - Paper.
  2014 - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
B.C. Holleman (04.11.2014) organisatie van symposium & debat ism Gemeente Utrecht, samen met Kamoen, Van de Pol, Krouwel, De Vreese
  2013 - Articles
Holleman, B.C., Kamoen, N. & de Vreese, C. (2013). Effectief communiceren (4). Stemadvieshulpen onder de loep. Tekst(blad), 2013 (2), (pp. 26-27) (2 p.).
Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C. & van den Bergh, H. (2013). Positive, negative, and bipolar questions: the effect of question polarity on ratings of text readability. Survey Research Methods, 7/3.
Holleman, B.C., Kamoen, N. & de Vreese, C. (2013). Stemadvies via Internet: antwoorden, attitudes, stemintenties. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 35 (1), (pp. 25-46) (21 p.).
  2013 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (16.05.2013) Beyond the young higher educated males. A typology of VAA users
B.C. Holleman (05.09.2013) Beyond young, higher educated males: A typology of VAA users.
B.C. Holleman (15.07.2013) Positive versus negative. A cognitive perspective on wording effects for contrastive questions in attitude surveys
B.C. Holleman (04.09.2013) Shaping voters? The effect of Voting Advice Applications on political knowledge and vote choice.
B.C. Holleman (29.11.2013) Stemadvies via Internet
B.C. Holleman (26.06.2013) Why are negative questions difficult to answer? On the cognitive processes of question answering.
  2013 - Paper
Van de Pol, Jasper, Holleman, Bregje, Kamoen, N., Krouwel, Andre & De Vreese, Claes (2013). Beyond young higher educated males: a typology of VAA users. M1 - Paper.
Kamoen, N., Holleman, B., Krouwel, Andre, Van de Pol, Jasper & De Vreese, Claes (2013). Shaping voters? The effect of Voting Advice Applications on political knowledge and vote choice. M1 - Paper.
  2012 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (31.03.2012) Begrijpen en gegrepen worden. Complexiteit en emotie in de neerlandistiek
B.C. Holleman (21.06.2012) Communication & attitudes
B.C. Holleman (13.09.2012) Do VEAs meet their aims? A study of Kieskompas users during the 2012 Dutch election campaign
B.C. Holleman (10.12.2012) Halfvol of halfleeg? Posieve frames betekenen wat anders dan negatieve.
B.C. Holleman (08.11.2012) Positief vs. negatief. Een cognitief perspectief op formuleringseffecten voor contrastieve vragen in surveys
  2012 - Websites / portals
Kamoen, N. & Holleman, B.C. (2012). Voting Advice via Internet.
  2011 - Articles
Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C., Nouwen, R.W.F., Sanders, T.J.M. & van den Bergh, H.H. (2011). Absolutely relative or relatively absolute? The linguistic behavior of gradable adjectives and degree modifiers. Journal of Pragmatics, 43 (15), (pp. 3639-3892) (254 p.).
Kamoen, N., Holleman, B.C., Mak, W.M., Sanders, T.J.M. & van den Bergh, H.H. (2011). Agree or Disagree? Cognitive processes involved in answering contrastive survey questions. Discourse Processes, 48 (5), (pp. 355-385) (31 p.).
  2011 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (23.12.2011) 80% slaagkans of 20% zakkans? Grootste en groeiende proporties in attribuutframing
B.C. Holleman (03.06.2011) Absolutely relative or relatively absolute? The linguistic behavior of gradable adjectives and degree modifiers
B.C. Holleman (20.07.2011) Agree or disagree? Cognitive processes in answering contrastive survey questions
B.C. Holleman (23.12.2011) Cognitieve processen bij het beantwoorden van contrastieve vragenlijstvragen.
B.C. Holleman (21.07.2011) Cognitive processes in answering survey questions
B.C. Holleman (20.07.2011) How easy is a text that is not difficult? Comparing answers to positive, negative, and bipolar questions
  2011 - Websites / portals
Holleman, B.C. & Sanders, T.J.M. (2011). http://communicatieofmediastuderen.nl/.
  2009 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. (2009). Pictures & Text. Short review of an article from Applied Cognitive Psychology and from Public Opinion Quarterly. Information Design Journal, 16 (3).
van Berkum, J.J.A., Holleman, B.C., Nieuwland, M., Otten, M. & Murre, J.J.M. (2009). Right or wrong? The brain's fast response to morally objectionable statements. Psychological Science, 20, (pp. 1092-1099) (8 p.).
Holleman, B.C. & Pander Maat, H.L.W. (2009). The pragmatics of profiling. Framing effects in text interpretation and text production. Journal of Pragmatics, 41 (11), (pp. 2004-2221) (218 p.).
  2009 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (30.11.2009) Absolutely relative of relatively absolute? The linguistic behavior of gradable adjectives and degree modifiers
B.C. Holleman (30.06.2009) Cognitive processes in answering contrastive survey questions: the use of eye-tracking.
B.C. Holleman (30.06.2009) Coördinator Sessie Cognition in Surveys
B.C. Holleman (27.07.2009) Eye-catching! Cognitive processes in answering contrastive survey questions: the use of eye-tracking.
  2009 - Poster
Kamoen, N., Holleman, Bregje & Van den Bergh, Huub (26.07.2009). Eye-catching! Cognitive processes in answering contrastive survey questions: the use of eye-tracking. M1 - Poster.
  2008 - Book parts / chapters
Holleman, B.C. (2008). Sturende vragen [Leading questions]. In J Reid, B Geleijnse & J-M van Tol (Eds.), Fokke & Sukke kunnen het niet alleen (pp. 22-24) (3 p.). Soest: Catullus.
  2008 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. & Murre, J.J.M. (2008). Getting from neuron to checkmark: models and methods in cognitive survey research. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22 (5), (pp. 709-732) (24 p.). Het artikel is in sept07 via de website van ACP gepubliceerd, en komt nog in druk (maar ik weet niet wanneer).
Holleman, B.C. (2008). Survey design: mode effects. Short review of an article from Computers in Human Behaviour and from Public Opinion Quarterly. Information Design Journal, 16 (1).
Holleman, B.C. (2008). Text Comprehension. Short review of a theme issue of Applied Cognitive Psychology 22. Information Design Journal, 16 (1).
  2008 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (17.12.2008) Absoluut relatief of relatief absoluut? Een empirische toetsing van een semantische classificatie van woordparen om formuleringseffecten te verklaren. [Absolutely relative, or relatively absolute. An empirical test of a semantic heuristic to classify adjectives in order to explain question wording effects]
B.C. Holleman (16.05.2008) Accentuate the negative. How contrastive questions differentiate between pro and con attitudes.
B.C. Holleman (17.05.2008) Easy isn't difficult. Using meta-analysis to compare positive Likert scales, negative Likert scales and semantic differential scales
B.C. Holleman (24.06.2008) Framing
B.C. Holleman (11.01.2008) Framing as a discourse phenomenon
B.C. Holleman (17.12.2008) Halfvol is niet halfleeg. Attribuutframing stuurt inferenties [Half full is not half empty. Attribute framing causes inferences].
B.C. Holleman (26.05.2008) Ondeskundige Balkenende
  2007 - Articles
Chessa, A.G. & Holleman, B.C. (2007). Answering attitudinal questions. Modeling the response process underlying contrastive questions. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (2), (pp. 203-225) (23 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2007). Cognition & Survey Design. Literatuursignalering van een themanummer van Applied Cognitive Psychology 21. Information Design Journal
Holleman, B.C. (2007). Cognitive load. Literatuursignalering van een artikel uit Applied Cognitive Psychology 20/3. Information Design Journal, 15 (1), (pp. 88-89) (2 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2007). Designing good surveys. Information Design Journal, 15 (1), (pp. 86-86) (1 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2007). Designing Surveys. Literatuursignalering van een themanummer van Applied Cognitive Psychology 21(2). Information Design Journal, 15 (3), (pp. 288-288) (1 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2007). Misinformation and false memories. Information Design Journal, 15 (1), (pp. 85-86) (2 p.).
  2007 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (13.07.2007) Framing as a discourse phenomenon
B.C. Holleman (08.07.2007) So how do you feel about this? An ERP-study on opinion poll comprehension
B.C. Holleman (14.04.2007) So how do you feel about this? An ERP-study on opinion poll comprehension
B.C. Holleman (06.05.2007) When do people disagree with an opinion statement? An ERP-study on opinion poll comprehension.
  2006 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. (2006). 'The meanings of 'yes' and 'no. An explanation for the forbid/allow asymmetry. Quality and Quantity, 40, (pp. 10-38) (29 p.).
  2006 - Book reviews
Holleman, B.C. (2006). Expertise Research. Information Design Journal, 14, (pp. 177-177) (1 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2006). Information Processing/Research Watch. Information Design Journal, 13, (pp. 172-173) (2 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2006). Instruction & Cognitive Load. Information Design Journal, 15, (pp. 182-182) (1 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2006). Issue framing. Information Design Journal, 14, (pp. 180-180) (1 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2006). Polling politics. Information Design Journal, 14, (pp. 178-178) (1 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2006). The language of lies. Information Design Journal, 14, (pp. 179-179) (1 p.).
  2006 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (15.12.2006) Framing als taalverschijnsel en discourse-verschijnsel
B.C. Holleman (10.11.2006) Retorica in de taalbeheersing en de letterkunde
B.C. Holleman (09.11.2006) Studying question answering with brain potentials
  2005 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. (10.06.2005). Zelfs koopzondag leent zich niet voor een referendum. Trouw, (pp. 7) (7 p.).
  2005 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Holleman, B.C. (2005). Question wording effects and processes of question answering. A different way of measuring response latencies. In C. van Dijkum, J Blasius & C Durand (Eds.), Recent developments and applications in social research methodology. Proceedings of the RC33 6th International Conference On Social Science Methodology. ISBN 3-908394-44-33: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
  2005 - Book reviews
Holleman, B.C. (2005). Bespreking: Waveren, Michelle van (2004). Interviewen. Onthullend en respectvol. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 27, (pp. 81-82) (2 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2005). Information Processing/Research Watch. Information design journal + Document design, 13, (pp. 172-173) (2 p.). 3e auteur boek 1: F. Conrad, boek 2: K. Kenyon. Dit is geen boekbespreking maar een bespreking van 2 artikelen in de literatuurrubriek van een wetenschappelijk tijdschrift uit andere wetenschappelijk tijdschriften.
  2005 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (07.07.2005) Answering attitude questions. What a fast response tells us
B.C. Holleman (20.07.2005) Cognitive models of survey research
B.C. Holleman (20.07.2005) Coördinator congressessie
B.C. Holleman (01.01.2005) Coördinator lezingenreeks
B.C. Holleman (06.12.2005) Het meten van tekstwaardering. Stellingen of semantisch differentialen?
B.C. Holleman (12.01.2005) Is 'ja' zeggen moeilijker dan 'nee'? Reactietijden en het vraag-antwoordproces bij attitudevragen
  2004 - Articles
Tuijn, S., van den Bergh, H. & Holleman, B.C. (2004). Het sturend effect van vragen met voorbeeldantwoorden in een face-to-face setting. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 26 (1), (pp. 1-20) (20 p.).
Holleman, B.C. & van de Zande, L. (2004). 'Ik ben altijd een onderwijspersoon gebleven'. Interview met Thijs Pollmann bij zijn afscheid. Nednummer, 9 (2), (pp. 2-7) (6 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2004). Slopen of afbreken? Het formuleren van enquĂȘtevragen. Onze taal (6), (pp. 173-175) (3 p.).
  2004 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Holleman, B.C. (17.08.2004). Question wording effects and processes of question answering. A different way to measure response latencies. Procceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology Universiteit van Amsterdam, ISA Research Committee on Logic and Methodology (RC33), Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology.
  2004 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (20.08.2004) Question wording effects and processes of question answering. A different way to measure response latencies
  2003 - Lectures
  2002 - Reports
van den Berg, H., Mehciz, M., Houtkoop-Steenstra, J.P. & Holleman, B.C. (2002). Opinie-maken of opinie-meten. De rol van stellingvragen in markt- en opinieonderzoek. (108 p.). Amsterdam: Stichting voor Culturele Studies.
  2002 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (18.11.2002) Formuleringsvariatie en effect: de generalisatie van het verbieden/toelaten-effect
B.C. Holleman (22.02.2002) Linguistic contributions to survey research and the links with processes of question answering
B.C. Holleman (18.12.2002) Wanneer zijn stellingvragen ondeugdelijk?
  2001 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. & van de Zande, L. (2001). Het moet ronken. Interview met Aspasia-onderzoekers Hanneke Houtkoop en Marijke Meijer Drees. Nednummer, 6 (1), (pp. 3-10) (8 p.).
Holleman, B.C. & Schilperoord, J. (2001). Taalkunde en taalbeheersing: What's in a name. Nederlandse taalkunde, 6 (3), (pp. 233-238) (6 p.).
Vaessens, T.L., Holleman, B.C., Koppenol, J., Huening, M. & van Oostendorp, M. (2001). Waarom een nieuw tijdschrift? Bij de lancering van Neelandistiek.nl. neerlandistiek.nl, 1 (1).
  2001 - Book reviews
Holleman, B.C. (2001). Bookreview 'neerlandistiek.nl'. Eerste elektronisch wetenschappelijk tijdschrift voor de neerlandistiek. Nednummer, 6, (pp. 16-17) (2 p.).
Holleman, B.C. (2001). Bookreview Schrijven voor (multi)media. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 23, (pp. 65-67) (3 p.).
  2001 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (25.07.2001) The Force-Dynamics of 'forbid'and 'allow'. An experimental study
B.C. Holleman (14.07.2001) The meanings of answers to contradictory questions: an experimental study
  2000 - Books
Holleman, B.C. (2000). The forbid/allow asymmetry. On the cognitive mechanisms underlying wording effects in surveys. (246 p.). Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, Er is een proefschrift- en een handelseditie van dit boek.(dit is de registratie van de handelseditie).
  2000 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. (2000). Document Design. Journal of research and problem solving in organizational communication. Nednummer, 5 (2), (pp. 14-15) (2 p.). nov. 2000.
  2000 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman (13.10.2000) De betekenis van 'ja' en 'nee'. Over het effect van vraagformulering in
B.C. Holleman (29.11.2000) De Ja/Nee+ Theorie. Waarom de antwoorden op tegengestelde vragen verschillen.
B.C. Holleman (20.10.2000) Waarom verschilt 'ja' van 'nee'. Een verklaring voor de verbieden/toelaten
  2000 - Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)
Holleman, B.C. (16.06.2000). The forbid/allow asymmetry. On the cognitive mechanisms underlying wording effects in surveys. (257 p.).
  1998 - Articles
Holleman, B.C. (1998). Hoe verwijs je naar een website? Op zoek naar taaladvies. Nednr. Tijdschrift van Nedwerk, Alumnivereniging Utrechtse Neerlandici, 2, (pp. 18-20) (3 p.).
Holleman, B.C. & van de Zande, L. (1998). 'Mijn liefhebberij was zomaar ineens mijn vak'. Interview met Wim Drop. Nednr. Tijdschrift van Nedwerk, Alumnivereniging Utrechtse Neerlandici (1), (pp. 4-7) (4 p.).
  1998 - Book reviews
Holleman, B.C. (1998). De oorbellen van de minister. Taal en denken over vrouwen. Taalbeheersing, 3, (pp. 279-281) (3 p.).
  0 - Lectures
B.C. Holleman () 2nd Workshop Communicatie, Media & Informatie
B.C. Holleman () 'Bijna altijd zon'. Interview met Joy de Jong
B.C. Holleman () Cognition in surveys
B.C. Holleman () De stamtafel regeert
B.C. Holleman () Grip op ongrijpbare stembepalers
B.C. Holleman () In functie bij: neerlandistiek.nl (tijdschrift)
B.C. Holleman () Organisatie lezingenreeks
B.C. Holleman () Vakgericht interview
B.C. Holleman () Vakgericht interview
B.C. Holleman () Voting Engagement Tools as political decision aids. Effects on political literacy and political attitudes.
  0 - Awards
B.C. Holleman () Toekenning BT-subsidie door NWO voor Voting Engagement Tools as Political Decision Aids
  0 - Editorial activity
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B.C. Holleman () neerlandistiek.nl
B.C. Holleman () neerlandistiek.nl
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B.C. Holleman () Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen
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Bregje Holleman investigates the effects of wording variation on understanding and persuasion, in (attitude) surveys and persuasive or informative texts.  She published on the effects of framing in attitude surveys and in persuasive or informative texts, as well as about the cognitive and communicative processes causing these effects. 

In 2012 she was a awarded a research subsidy by NWO to do research on the use and effects of Voting Advice Applications. Bregje lead this interdisciplinary project together with Claes de Vreese (political communication, University of Amsterdam). Jasper van de Pol (UvA) was a PhD in this project, he succesfully defended his thesis Dec 21, 2016. Naomi Kamoen (UU) was (parttime) post-doc researcher, and is now a fulltime assistant professor at Tilburg University.

Project:
Voting Advice Applications & political literacy
01.09.2016 to 01.09.2018
General project description 

Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) have become a central feature of today’s politics. They are used by almost half of the electorate prior to elections. Our current knowledge about the uses and effects of these tools, however, is limited. Research suggests VAAs affect the intention to cast a vote at all, and can affect what people vote. It is far from clear, however, which types of citizens are affected by VAAs, and to what extent their political attitudes and intentions are based on political literacy, on an increased understanding of the political landscape. To what extent do VAAs contribute to an increased understanding of politics and ones own position? To what extent do users feel they have gained a better understanding? And what question features turn out to be difficult to understand in user observation studies? What do users do when they don't understand? Look for additional information in or outside of the tool? Answer 'don't know'? Or 'neutral'? Does this differ for different elections? And does this differ from results about attitude surveys (no..). 


 I have worked on this with Claes de Vreese, Jasper van de Pol and Naomi Kamoen. Currently, I continue this work with Naomi Kamoen

Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU
Project:
Framing variation: causes and consequences
01.01.2009 to 31.12.2019
General project description 

Is a glass half full, or is it half empty? Very often it's possible to describe a situation either in positive or in negative terms. Do some people tend to 'view' the glass as half full, and the pessimists as half empty? No, rather it seems that it is dependent of the situation which frame one chooses: a speaker will frame in terms of half full if the glass is in the process of being filled, and half empty when it's being emptied (cf. Sher & McKenzie 2006). Also, it turns out to be related to the conclusion a speaker intends to draw: if he wants to conclude an artist is very popular, a concert hall will be described in terms of 'half full' and not 'half empty' (cf. Holleman & Pander Maat 2009). In attitude surveys, both positive and negative wordings are advised to be used in order to avoid respondents' straightlining. Yet, research shows (Holleman 2000, Kamoen 2012) that negative questions are answered differently from their positive counterparts: with negative questions, evaluations seem to be more positive. What is causing these answering tendencies? In this research project I investigate the effects of positive vs. negative wordings in a variety of contexts (surveys, informative texts, persuasion, voting advice applications), and investigate the underlying mechanisms that might explain the occurrence of these framing effects. Is it in the semantic relation between the words, or in the pragmatics? In emotional negativity bias? In the attitude retrieval caused by the question, or in a shift of the response options' meanings?


I work on this (or I have worked on this) with Huub van den Bergh, Jaap Murre, Naomi Kamoen, Henk Pander Maat, Jasper van de Pol, Claes de Vreese, Jos van Berkum, and Marijn Struiksma

Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
Voting Advice Applications as Political Decision Aids 15.08.2012 to 01.09.2016
General project description

Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) have become a central feature of today’s politics. They are used by almost half of the electorate prior to elections. Our current knowledge about the uses and effects of these tools, however, is limited. Research suggests VAAs affect the intention to cast a vote at all, and can affect what people vote. It is far from clear, however, which types of citizens are affected by VAAs, and to what extent their political attitudes and intentions are based on political literacy, on an increased understanding of the political landscape. In addition, insight is needed into the extent to which form and content features of VAAs affect citizens’ political understanding, political attitudes, and decision-making.
Our research team consists of experts from two universities, bringing together expertise from political science and communication science (Amsterdam University) with linguistics, document design and survey methodology (Utrecht University). By cooperating with a leading
VAA organization (KiesKompas), a city council (gemeente Utrecht) and the National Council for Government Policy (WRR), this project brings together different stakeholders of VAAs and a wide range of expertise and experience concerning VAAs, elections and thinking about our democracy, which will will produce new theorizing as well as ‘science for policy making’. The research project is tailored to the NWO ‘Begrijpelijke Taal’-program in its focus on how text (form and content) and reader characteristics interact, and how (political) understanding is related to attitudes and intentions, situated in a research context with high societal impact.

 
Role Project Leader & Researcher & Contact Funding
NWO grant: Begrijpelijke Taal-programma NWO
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. dr. Claes de Vreese (c0-aanvrager & promotor)
  • Jasper van de Pol (promovendus)

In 2016 and onwards, Bregje Holleman and Naomi Kamoen continue their work on the use of Voting Advice Applications. Besides, Bregje works on valence framing in attitude surveys and persuasive texts. 

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Currently dr. Bregje Holleman teaches the following course(s):
CodeDescriptionF/PLevelECTS
TLMV16403 Tlc-Vragenlijst en interview V M 5.0
TLMV16402 Tlc-Communicatie monitoren V M 5.0

Bregje Holleman has taught a wide variety of subjects:
- Research Methods en Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Techniques: at Free University in 1998-2000, and at Utrecht University in the BA programme of Communication & Information Sciences, Dutch Language & Culture, Liberal Arts, as well as in the MA Communication & Organisation and in the Research MA Linguistics
- About Text design and Text evaluation: e.g.,Voorlichtingsteksten, Document Design, Gedragssturende teksten, Instrueren en Overtuigen, Persuasieve Documenten, Tekstontwerp en Overtuigingskracht, Vragenlijst & vraagformulering 
- About Cognitive Processes of Text Interpretetation: e.g. Tekstanalyse, Vragenlijst en vraagformulering, Samenhang in Tekst en Discourse
- Introduction to the field of Language and Communication

Also she has also been a tutor to students in the doing Dutch Language & Literature and students Taal & Cultuurstudies (Liberal Arts) as well as for students in the MA Communication & Organisation; and is currently tutoring 2nd/3rd yr BA students in Language and Communication (Liberal Arts)

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Additional functions and activities

- Member of the management team of Language & Communication (with Hans Hoeken en Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul)
- Co-coordinator of the research group Language & Communication (with Jos van Berkum)
- Coordinator of the track Language & Communication within Liberal Arts
- Chair of the Teaching Committee (Opleidingscommissie) Liberal Arts (TCS)
- Member of the Teaching Committee (Opleidingscommissie) of the MA Communication & Organization, Intercultural Communication and Language, People and Society
- kerndocent ('core staff') of the BA Liberal Arts
- Editor of Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing (with Jos Hornikx, Mike Huiskes & Henrike Jansen)

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Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 6029
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I can best be reached by email at b.holleman@uu.nl

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