Quantitative Methods

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Program Director
Tasha Beretvas

The Department of Educational Psychology offers both a doctoral (Ph.D.) and master's (M.Ed.) specialization in Quantitative Methods.

The master's specialization is designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills that can prepare one for several professional roles including social science researcher or statistical analyst for testing companies, academic institutions, state and federal agencies, or school districts.

In the Quantitative Methods Ph.D. specialization, students are prepared as professional educational researchers who understand and apply advanced quantitative research methods to address social problems and conduct sophisticated methodological research.

Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings, such as:

  • colleges and universities
  • professional testing organizations
  • educational research and development agencies
  • industrial psychology agencies
  • governing agencies of higher education
  • state departments of education
  • research and program evaluation divisions of large school districts 

Quantitative Methods Faculty

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Tasha Beretvas

Professor, Quantitative Methods Program Director

Interested in statistical models with a focus on deriving and evaluating multilevel model extensions and meta-analysis models for educational and social science data

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Keenan Pituch

Associate Professor

Scholarly interests include methodological research and applications involving multilevel modeling, missing data analysis, multivariate methods, and intensive longitudinal models.

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James Pustejovsky

Assistant Professor

Interests include meta-analysis, causal inference, robust inference, statistical methods for of single-case research designs, experimental design, and statistical models for behavioral data.

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Tiffany Whittaker

Associate Professor

Research focuses on the examination and demonstration of various procedures used to model the relationships among variables, such as structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and item response theory with an overarching focus on model specification.

Affiliated Center

Center for Applied Psychometric Research

Provides cutting edge statistical and psychometric research and evaluation services to further educational improvements and to inform educators, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the education process.