Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Quantitative Program

Quantitative Psychology Colloquium Series (PSYCH 7896)

The colloquim is organized each week of the semesters, on the Monday, and consists of presentations by graduate students, by faculty from quantitative psychology, by faculty from other departments, and from other institutions.


Fall 2017

The schedule for the Fall semester of 2017 is:

August 28
Welcome and introduction

September 4
Labor Day

September 11
Discussion of "Redefine statistical significance"

September 18
Leanne Stanley

September 25
Jack DiTrapani

October 2
in honor of Ragnar Steingrimsson

October 9
Amanda Montoya

October 16
Jolynn Pek

October 23
Jessica Flake (York Univ)

October 30
Brenden Bishop

November 6


November 13
Bob Cudeck

November 20
Mike DeKay

November 27
Yang Liu (Univ Maryland)

December 4
student presentations

Spring 2017

The schedule for the Fall semester of 2016 is:

January 9
update on past research activities

January 16
Martin Luther King Day

January 23
Aleix Martinez (OSU, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
The Face of Emotion: A computational model of the production and visual perception of facial expression of emotion

January 30
Ragnar Steingrimsson (UC Irvine)
Measurement in psychology: The challenge, recent formal developments toward sound methods, and an application judgment of intensive dimensions

February 6: Leanne Stanley
The statistical and practical impact of modeling response styles in psychological data

February 13:
Seo Choi
Exploring the neural evidence for a model of mindless choice

February 20:
Per Sederberg
A model of change-based distinctiveness effects in source memory

February 27: Nick Rockwood

March 6: Marie-Catherine de Marneffe (Department of Linguistics)

March 13: Spring Break

March 20: Rick Farouni

March 27: Jim Austin

April 3: Saemi Park

April 10: Jack DiTrapani

April 17: Yiyang Chen

April 24: short presentations on external lecture or seminar


Fall 2016

The schedule for the Fall semester of 2016 was:

August 29
two-questions after-summer update seminar

September 5
Labor Day

September 12
Taleed El Sabawi (Public Health, OSU)
Framing Addiction: The Media and the Public Agenda

September 19
no seminar
instead Wherry lecture on September 22 by Andrew Gelman (Columbia Univ)

September 26
Amanda Montoya
Extending the Johnson-Neyman Procedure to Categorical Independent Variables

October 3
Hairong Gu
with discussion on predictive vs. explanatory by Mark Pitt

October 10
Claire Kamp Dush (Human Sciences & Sociology, OSU)
The intersection of methods and principles from sociology, economics, demography, and psychology: Leisure and specialization in family time at the transition to parenthood

October 17
Brenden Bishop
A random-coefficient pattern mixture model for informative dropout

October 24
Leigh Wang (University Cincinnati)
Modeling the lower asymptotes of item/option characteristic curves as person parameters for guessing and response bias correction

October 31
Trish Van Zandt
Semiparametric Bayesian approaches to systems factorial technology

November  7
Bob Gore
Coping with Sequence Effects in Sequential Sampling Models

November 14
ethics seminar, intro and moderation by Andrew Hayes

November 21
James Austin (Center on Education and Training for Employment, OSU)

November 28
Ragnar Steingrimsson  (UC Irvine)
canceled due to campus incident

December 5
short presentations on external lecture or seminar


Spring 2016

The schedule for the Spring semester of 2016 was:

January 11
Michael Edwards
A talk about talks

January 18
Martin Luther King Day

January 25
Ian Krajbich (cognitive area)

February 1
Bob Gore

February 8
Brenden Bischop

February 15
Elly Kaizar (statistics)

February 22
Patrick Creedon

February 29
Nick Rockwood

March 7
Seo Choi

March 14
Spring break

March 21
Adam Tapal

March 28
Amanda Montoya

April 4
Claire Kamp Dush (Institute for Population Research)

April 11
Jack DiTrapani

April 18
Leanne Stanley

April 25
short presentations on external lecture or seminar

Fall 2015

The schedule for the Fall semester of 2015 was:

August 31
Introduction, Paul De Boeck

September 7
Labor Day

September 14
Across-Subject Predictive Modeling of fMRI BOLD Responses to Faces Using Sparse Bayesian Group Factor Analysis
Rick Farouni

September 21
Score-based Tests for Detecting DIF
Ting Wang (postdoc cognitive area)

September 28
Research Ethics seminar

October 5
Testing a Quantitative Dual-System Model of Decision Making
Alex Sinayev

October 12
Tips and tricks for entering the applied world, and a bit about what you will see on the other side
Ty Henkaline (Columbus Collaboratory)

October 19
Saemi Park

October 26
Drew Purves (Computational Science Lab Microsoft Research Cambridge)
gives the Wherry lecture on Tuesday October 27:
Virtual Plants, virtual biosphere, virtual people: the Bayesian approach to saving the world

November 2
Analysis of moderation and mediation in multilevel data
Kris Preacher (Vanderbilt University)

November 9
Searching for the Holy Grail: Computational Models Based on an Invariant Structure
Jeff Vancouver (Ohio University, Athens)

November 16
Utility of machine learning approaches for developing accurate and affordable behavioral markers of drug addiction
Woo-Young Ahn (faculty clinical area)

November 23
Steve Petrill (faculty developmental area)
Genetically-sensitive approaches to the study of reading and math development

November 30
Hairong Gu
Adaptive design optimization without knowing the model

December 7
presentations on external lecture/seminar



Spring 2015

The schedule for the Spring semester of 2015 was:

January 12
Dr. Brandon Turner
Department of Psychology
“Integrating neural and behavioral measures of cognition”

January 19
Martin Luther King day

January 26
Dan Schley
Fifty Shades of “Medium”: The Psychology of Intermediate Attribute Levels

February 2
Dr. Mario Peruggia
Department of Statistics
Reference priors for constrained Poisson models

February 9
Leanne Stanley
Dear Psychometrician, my model fits great but my scale is terrible

February 16
Dr. Dorinda Gallant
College of Education and Human Ecology
Use of nonparametric statistics to investigate elementary middle schools teachers' assessment practices and self-perceived assessment skills

February 23
Alex Sinayev
Testing dual-system accounts of decision making using state-trait analysis

March 2
Robert Agler
Fungible effects: Bias and validity in mediation

March 9
Dr. Chun Wang
University of Minnesota
A second-order longitudinal model for binary outcomes: Item response theory versus structural equation modeling framework

March 16
Spring Break

March 23
EunHee Keum
Applying longitudinal IRT models to small sample for scale evaluation

March 30
Slava Nikitin
An application of copulas to the diffusion model of simple decisions

April 6
Dr. Mike Zickar
Bowling Green State University
State of IRT research in industrial-organizational psychology: A review and critique of current practices

April 13
Amanda Montoya
Within-subjects mediation: A path-analytic approach

April 20
Patrick Creedon
Small sample statistical mediation analysis: How far can you push the bootstrap?

April 27
Jack DiTrapani
Can fast and slow intelligence be differentiated?



Fall 2014

The schedule for the Fall semester of 2014 was:

September 8
Michael Edwards
Validity and Model Fit

September 15
Gitta Lubke (University of Notre Dame)
COSA-MDMR: A data-driven regression method for the analysis of heterogeneous data

September 22
Kevin Potter
A Bayesian hierarchical model of RT and accuracy for recognition memory data

September 29
Yinghao Sun
Automatic Detecton of Irregular Essays

October 6
Brenden Bishop
Fitting a Subject-Specific Spline as Bayesian Multilevel Model

October 13
Trish Van Zandt
Ethics in Research and Academics

October 20
Rick Farouni
Cross-Classified Multilevel and Multidimensional Bayesian Models of Categorical Responses

October 27
Bob Gore
Sampling Characteristics Delta BIC for Model Selection in Race Models of Cognitive Processing

November 3
Hairong Gu
Design Optimization through Learning from Yourself and Others

November 10
John Tisak (Bowling Green State University)
Basic Structural Equations Models Might Have Much to Contribute When Representing Longitudinal Data

November 17
Jesper Tijmstra (Tilburg University)
Evaluating model assumptions in IRT contrasting frequentist and Bayesian methods

November 24
Maria Bolsinova (Cito & Univ of Utrecht)
Modelling conditional dependence between response times and accuracy using residual response time as a covariate for the IRT parameters

December 1
Discussion on "The New Statistics"
introduced by Paul De Boeck, Andrew Hayes, and Trisha Van Zandt

December 8
Andy Bodine
A tale of two RMSEAs


Meeting Times and Location

The times and locations for colloquium meetings will be:

Psychology Building, Room 35
Mondays, 12:00 p.m.
(Scheduled time is 1.5 hours)


Colloquium Coordinators

Paul De Boeck is the coordinator for the Fall semester of 2014 and the Spring semster of 2015.