Quantitative Research Methods Faculty
Samantha Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor. Methodological Interests: Sample size planning and power analysis, replication methodology, effect size, missing data handling, experimental design, longitudinal data analysis. Substantive interests: stress and depression, developmental psychology, health research. Current Editorial Board Member: Psychological Methods.
Mike Edwards, PhD, Professor. Research Interests: item response theory (IRT), computerized adaptive testing (CAT), factor analysis (exploratory, confirmatory, and everything in between), psychometrics (especially validity), measures of model fit, local dependence, and structural equation modeling (SEM). Current Associate Editor: Multivariate Behavioral Research. Current Editorial Board Member: Archives of Scientific Psychology, Psychological Methods, & Quality of Life Research.
Kevin Grimm, PhD, Professor. Methodological Interests: Longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modeling, growth modeling, multiple group analysis, and growth mixture models. Substantive Interests: Cognitive development, achievement, and impacts of non-academic skills on achievement. Lab: Longitudinal & Behavioral Data Science Lab
Roy Levy, PhD, Professor. Research Interests: psychometrics, quantitative methods, item response theory (IRT), structural equation modeling (SEM), Bayesian networks, Bayesian approaches to inference and modeling, model criticism and model-data fit, evidentiary principles and reasoning in assessment. Past Associate Editor: Journal of Educational Measurement. Current Editorial Board Member: Educational Assessment, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal.
David MacKinnon, PhD, Foundation Professor. Methodological Interests: Statistical methods in prevention research; development and application of mediation analysis; analysis of variance and categorical data analysis methods. Substantive interests: Effects of warnings on behavior, applied cognitive psychology, and the mechanisms by which prevention programs are effective. Lab: Research in Prevention Lab.
Daniel McNeish, PhD, Associate Professor. Methodological Interests: Models for multilevel and longitudinal data, structural equation models, nonlinear models, small sample analysis, model fit, intensive longitudinal data, and Bayesian methods. Current Associate Editor: Multivariate Behavioral Research. Current Editorial Boards: Psychological Methods, Behavior Research Methods, Organizational Research Methods, Routledge Multivariate Applications book series.
Stephen West, PhD, Professor. Methodological interests: Experimental, quasi-experimental and longitudinal designs; causal inference, structural equation modeling, multiple regression analysis, mediation analysis, statistical graphics and exploratory data analysis, longitudinal and multilevel data analysis. Substantive interests: personality research, applied social psychology, particularly prevention related issues in health, mental health, substance abuse, and education. Currently Associate Editor: Multivariate Behavioral Research. Past Editor: Psychological Methods.
Leona Aiken, PhD, President's Professor. Methodological interests: Interactions in multiple regression analysis; design innovations (e.g., retrospective pretests in program evaluation, utilization of multiple designs in common settings to estimate treatment effect sizes). Substantive interests: Health psychology, prevention interventions to enhance women's health. Past Associate Editor, American Psychologist.
Sanford Braver PhD, University of Michigan. Methodological Interests: Research designs that optimize generalizability; statistical approaches to detecting mediation; time series analyses; issues regarding missing data or self-selection biases; experimental designs for field settings; mutually canceling effects in research. Substantive interests: Family psychology, prevention research, fathering behaviors, conflict resolution.
George Knight, PhD, Professor, Riverside. Methodological interests: Cross-group measurement equivalence, research methods for studying diverse populations, multiple regression, and meta-analysis. Substantive interests: prosocial behavior; development of cooperative, competitive and individualistic behavioral styles; cross-cultural issues; and the development of ethnic identity in Mexican American children.