Quantitative Methods

Department of Educational Psychology

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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 

Photo of faculty member Tasha Beretvas
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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

Photo of faculty member Seung W Choi
Professor and Quantitative Methods Area Chair

Interests include the development and dissemination of computerized adaptive testing applications in educational and psychological testing and patient-reported outcome measurements.

Photo of faculty member Anita  Israni
Assistant Professor of Instruction

Research interests focus on using Bayesian statistical methods to employ hierarchical linear modeling, specifically working with longitudinal and mediation data.

Photo of faculty member Hyeon-Ah  Kang
Assistant Professor

Statistical methods related to psychometrics, such as uni- and multi-dimensional item response theory, response time modeling, cognitively diagnostic assessment, and stochastic test design.

Photo of faculty member Xiao  Liu
Assistant Professor

Focuses on mediation analysis, causal inference, and longitudinal data analysis.

Photo of faculty member Charles  Martinez
Dean, College of Education

Focuses on identifying factors that hinder or promote the success of children and families from vulnerable and underserved populations.

Photo of faculty member Tiffany A Whittaker
Department Chair

My principal methodological research interest deals with the various facets of model specification, including, but not limited to, model comparison/selection and model modification methods. With the use of simulation techniques, I examine the perform...

Center for Applied Psychometric Research

Dedicated to providing cutting edge statistical and psychometric research and evaluation services to further educational improvements at the K-12 and higher education levels and to inform educators, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

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Area Chair
Seung Choi

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