Mauricio received his B.A. in Psychology in 2011 and his M.A. in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MERM) in 2015. He is currently a PhD student in MERM program. His research interests include reliability and validity evidence, the use of item formats, scaling, structural equation modeling, and item response theory. Mauricio is also interested in psychological issues, such as subjective age and personality. He published his first study in 2008, which assessed physical health, stress, violence, risky sexual behaviour, and addiction. He currently works on a project related to governance transfer, documenting the use of tablets for survey data, and handling imputations for missing data.