These will include talks that I've given at conferences or other gatherings.

Evolution of Statistical Software and Quantitative Methods

Rationale Extension of work done by Robert Muenchen ( Focus is on statistical software Addition of quantitative methods Particularly interested in the interaction. Questions of Interest: Exploring which software is popular in published research. How many empirical analyses cite software? Any patterns in software use with quantitative methods? Methods Research synthesis methods were used Web of Knowledge was used to pull in citations for 12 social science journals 1995 to 2018 EndNote’s “Find Text” feature was used to pull in PDFs of all articles from the journals pdfsearch R package was used to perform keyword searching.

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Measuring Psychological Constructs over a Developmental Span: Methodological Approaches

Background Petersen, I. T., Lindhiem, O., LeBeau, B., Bates, J. E., Pettit, G. S., Lansford, J. E., & Dodge, K. A. (2018). Development of internalizing problems from adolescence to emerging adulthood: Accounting for heterotypic continuity with vertical scaling. Developmental psychology, 54(3), 586. Peterson, I.T. & LeBeau, B. (In Press). Language Ability in the Development of Externalizing Behavior Problems in Childhood. Journal of Educational Psychology. Peterson, I.T. & LeBeau, B. (Under Review).

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Differentiating Among Gifted Learners: A Comparison of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory on Above-Level Testing

Above Level Testing Participate in a Talent Search (for example, a university-based talent search) Above-level testing in school using available instruments or through a university program. For example, Above-level testing helps us discover talented students and tailor educational options for them BESTS In School Testing Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) 4th – 6th graders: Take I-Excel in school, not on the traditional open Saturday testing offered throughout the U.

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