Educational Psychology recent alumna Jackie Caemmerer, Ph.D. ’17, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology at the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) conference in Montreal. The award identifies young researchers of the highest quality and is named for psychologist John B. Carroll who is known for his three stratum theory, and work in methodology.
Caemmerer was selected for her research paper titled Beyond Individual Tests: A Cross-Battery IQ Model. Intelligence tests are time-consuming data to collect; a single multiple-battery test can take 1-2 hours to administer to a single child. The study aimed to determine if intelligence research differs when analyzing a single test compared to multiple intellegence measures.
Caemmerer’s research used a planned missing data design to combine data from six individually administered intelligence tests for children to determine whether the constructs measured across tests were as predicted based on previous (mostly single-test-based) research studies. Her study found that the different tests are measuring the same underlying constructs, and are doing so in a way that is predictable based on current intelligence theory.
Starting in September, Caemmerer joins Howard University as an Assistant Professor in their School Psychology program.