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Interested in Psychometrics and Quantitative Methods?

Graduate student applications for the PhD program in psychology and requests from undergraduates who wish to be involved in research will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Experience in computer programming and/or coursework in math/statistics is desirable. I am also happy to entertain potential collaborations from researchers in related fields (biostatistics, statistics, educational measurement). See the page on Research for papers/topics that form the basis of my research program.

Lab Personnel

Graduate Students

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Josh Starr

PhD Student

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Michael J. Ilagan

PhD Student

Alumni

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Qi Zhang

Research Assistant

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Vivien Lee

Undergraduate Honors Research Student

Recent Publications

Abstract In educational and psychological measurement, a person-fit statistic (PFS) is designed to identify aberrant response patterns. …

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in item response models for measuring response styles on Likert-type items. These …

We present a monotonic polynomial graded response (GRMP) model that subsumes the unidimensional graded response model for ordered …

Acquiescence is a commonly observed response style that may distort respondent scores. One approach to control for acquiescence …

One flexible approach for item response modeling involves use of a monotonic polynomial in place of the linear predictor for commonly …

Research Support

I am grateful to the following funding agencies and computational resources for support of past and current research:

SSHRC NSERC FRQNT ComputeCanada CalculQuebec

Contact

  • carl.falk@mcgill.ca
  • McGill University, Department of Psychology, 2001 McGill College, Room 753, Montreal, QC H3A 1G1, Canada