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Quantitative Methods and Statistics

Quantitative psychology (also known as Psychometrics, Evaluation, Measurement, or Research Methodology) involves the development and application of mathematical models, statistical methods, research methodology, and measurement in psychology. In short, quantitative psychologists focus on data analysis, often searching for ways to improve research methods and measurement techniques.

Some quantitative psychologists focus on psychological testing, including ways to evaluate or improve the quality of the tests. However, most researchers in this discipline apply their work to a variety of domains. Common areas of application include education, cognitive science, neurocognition, social psychology, and psychological assessment. Professional organizations for quantitative psychologists include the Psychometric Society and the American Psychological Association Division 5 – Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics, which “is concerned with promoting high standards in both research and practical application of psychological assessment, evaluation, measurement, and statistics.”

Faculty Members Involved in Quantitative Psychology Research

– Young-Hee Cho (Professor)

– Dustin Thoman (Associate Professor)