Schedule of Concurrent Paper Sessions

Concurrent Paper Session 1: Tuesday 10:30am – 12:00pm

Session 1A: Bayesian Models

Paper Authors
Understanding Bayesian Nonparametric Methods Through Programming a Dirichlet Process Mixture Model Yuelin Li

Elizabeth A. Schofield

Bayesian Estimation for Cases of Empirical Underidentification: Examples of Multitrait-Multimethod Data Analysis Jonathan Helm

Session 1B: Approaches for Modeling Clustered Count Data

Paper Authors
Approaches for Modeling Clustered Count Data Ann O’Connell

Jing Zhang

Session 1C: Behavioral Applications

Paper Authors
Gender differences in time varying effects of adolescent affect and suicidal ideation following discharge from psychiatric hospitalization Leslie A. Brick

Marisa E. Marraccini

Michael F. Armey

Nicole R. Nugent

Trajectories of family formation: the effects of parental divorce in a cross national perspective Y. (Sapphire) Han

A.C. (Aart) Liefbroer

C.H. (Cees) Elzinga

Transitions in Substance Use Patterns from Adolescence to Young Adulthood Gabriel J. Merrin

Kara Thompson

Bonnie J. Leadbeater

 Session 1D: Symposium – Quantitative Methods for Neuroimaging

Symposium Authors
Leveraging a Between-Person Grouping Algorithm to Estimate Within-Person Brain Dynamics Adriene M. Beltz

Hailey L. Dotterer

Evaluating task-dependent brain connectivity with basis functions in GIMME


Kelly A. Duffy

Kathleen M. Gates

Jessica R. Cohen

Identifying and estimating relations within and between functional brain networks using MIIVsem and GIMME


Kathleen M. Gates

Zachary Fisher

Kenneth A. Bollen

Confirmatory Subgrouping of Functional Brain Networks in Children with ADHD


Jessica R. Cohen

Kelly A. Duffy

Stewart H. Mostofsky

Inference Equifinality: Localizing network models using the jackknife. Teague R. Henry

Jessica R. Cohen

Session 1E: Symposium – Statistical Innovations for Longitudinal Data Analysis

Symposium Authors
Sparse functional log-contrast regression with longitudinal/functional compositional covariates Ken Chen
Heavy-tailed longitudinal regression models for censored data: A robust parametric approachs Larissa A. Matos

VActor H. Lachos

Tsung-I Lin

Luis M. Castro

Joint Principal Trend Analysis for Longitudinal High-dimensional Data Yuping Zhang

Zhengqing Ouyang

Concurrent Paper Session 2: Tuesday 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Session 2A: Bias Reduction Methods

Paper Authors
Toward Understanding Contradictory Methods for Reducing Selection Bias in Longitudinal Analyses Hua Lin

Robert E. Larzelere

Assessing Omitted Confounder Bias in Multilevel Mediation Models Ken Kelley

 Session 2B: Innovative Longitudinal Approaches

Paper Authors
An Alternative Nonlinear Growth Model Based on Hyperbolic Sine Function Oyamakin Samuel Oluwafemi

Chukwu Angela Unna

Bamiduro Timothy Adebayo

Application of mixed-effect location scale model in a two-group RCT to reveal positive mean changes and decreased dispersion of abstinence attitudes in a longitudinal middle school program. Harry Piotrowski

Donald Hedeker

 Session 2C: Advances in Latent Variable Modeling

Paper Authors
Evaluation of Case Diagnostics in Latent Variable Modeling Jennifer Koran

Fathima Jaffari

Leverage-based confidence intervals for structural equation modeling. Paul Dudgeon

Mariska Barendse

Yves Rosseel

 Session 2D: Psychometrics Models

Paper Authors
How to model latent ability levels when the correct answer is unknown: a cognitive psychometric approach Zita Oravecz


A Comparison of Scoring Methods for Multiple-Choice Multiple-Select Items Using NAEP 2016 DBA data Xiaying Zheng

Young Yee Kim

Session 2E: Modeling Applications in Meta-Analysis

Paper Authors
Individual participant data meta-analysis with a causal interpretation: Application in adolescent HIV prevention Heather McGee

Daniel Gittins Stone

A Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Corruption and Educational Outcomes in the New Millennium Dandan Chen

Concurrent Paper Session 3: Tuesday 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Session 3A: Categorical Latent Variable Models

Paper Authors
Performance of Latent Growth Curve Models with Binary Variables Jason T. Newsom

Nicholas A. Smith

Multilevel SEM for ordinal data in the ‘wide’ format approach


Mariska Barendse

Yves Rosseel

 Session 3B: Text Analysis Models

Paper Authors
Using Text Mining to Identify Themes in Focus Group Data Holmes Finch

Maria Hernandez Finch

Jill Walls

Scott Hall

Waste Not, Want Not: A Methodological Illustration of Quantitative Text Analysis Laura Castro-Schilo

Steven A. Miller

Session 3C: Centering Predictor and Mediator Variable in Multilevel and Time-Series Models with Random Slopes

Paper Authors
Centering Predictor and Mediator Variable in Multilevel and Time-Series Models with Random Slopes Tihomir Asparouhov

Bengt Muthen

Session 3D: Modern Data Modeling Approaches

Paper Authors
Handling Missing Data in Social Network Analysis: A Comparison of Approaches Nathan T. Abe

Elizabeth A. Sanders

Elizabeth A. Dietrich

Data Mining Techniques to Estimate Propensity Scores with Continuous Treatments Zachary K. Collier

Concurrent Paper Session 4: Wednesday 8:00am – 9:00am

Session 4A: Models for Single Case Designs

Paper Authors
Bayesian Model Averaging for Single-Case Experimental Design Effect Size Estimation Mariola Moeyaert

S. Natasha Beretvas

Sijyn Zhang

Emily Rodabaugh

Power Estimates to Test Predictor Effects in Two-Level Modeling of Single-Case Data Diana Akhmedjanova

Mariola Moeyaert

Session 4B: Model Selection Techniques

Paper Authors
Revisiting Model Selection from Fisher’s Scientific Paradigm:  An argument against the dichotomization of evidence. Allen G. Harbaugh

Wenbin Teng

Comparing Classical Information Criteria with the APC criterion Abuzar Md. Shafiullah

Arden Miller

Session 4C: Measurement Invariance Applications

Paper Authors
Factorial Structure of Attitudes and Social Norms Scales in Math: Testing Measurement Invariance Across Cultural Groups Sounghwa Walker

Keith Widaman

Examining the Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of Science Attitude Items across Genders Ji Yoon Jung

Anne Traynor

Session 4D: Reproducing ANOVA Using SEM

Paper Authors
Dust Yourself Off and Try Anew: Reproducing ANOVA using SEM Jonathan Helm

Concurrent Paper Session 5: Wednesday 9:15am – 10:15am

Session 5A: Exploratory Data Analysis

Paper Presenter
Comparison of exploratory data mining approaches for understanding adolescent recovery capital Emily A. Hennessy

Emily E. Tanner-Smith

Andrew J. Finch

Exploratory Mediation Analysis with Many Mediators Erik-Jan van Kesteren

Daniel Oberski

Session 5B: Latent Class Tree Models

Paper Authors
Using Latent Class Trees to Classify New Students in an Adaptive Assessment Progression John P. Madura
An improved latent class (LC) paradigm to obtain meaningful segments in the presence of scale confounds: Scale Adjusted Latent Class (SALC) Tree modeling Jay Magidson

Session 5C: Modeling Single Case Designs

Paper Authors
Analysis of Single-Case Experimental Count Data Using the Linear Mixed Effects Model: A Simulation Study Lies Declercq

Laleh Jamshidi

S. Natasha Beretvas

Mariola Moeyaert

John M. Ferron

Wilm Van den Noortgate

Belen Fernandez-Castilla

Synthesizing Single-Case Studies via Multilevel Models: Limitation of Model Complexity Ke Cheng

Zhiyao Yi

John Ferron

Mariola Moeyaert

S. Natasha Beretvas

Wilm Van den Noortgate

Session 5D: Latent Variable Modeling

Paper Authors
Estimation and Application of the Latent Group Model Joseph Bonito

Jennifer L. Ervin

Sarah M. Staggs

Quantifying estimation uncertainty by examination of fungible parameter estimates in SEM Jordan L. Prendez

Jeffrey R. Harring

 Concurrent Paper Session 6: Wednesday 10:30am – 12:00pm

Session 6A: Educational and Social Applications

Paper Authors
Political Regulations of Sexuality: the Sexual Minorities’ Rights in European Countries Dmitrii S. Tolkachev
School performance and environmental factors among students in Kenya context: Dealing with endogeneity Mwarumba Mwavita

Simon Wagura

Getting a Clear Picture of Kindergarten Learning and Performance Ya Mo

Nell Sedransk


Session 6B: Mixture Modeling Applications

Paper Authors
Modeling of Self-Report Behavior Data using the Generalized Covariates in a Uniform and Shifted Binomial Mixture Model Holmes Finch

Maria Hernandez Finch


Cluster Effects on Parameter Estimation in Multilevel Regression Mixture Models Chi Chang

M Lee Van Horn

Session 6C: Bayesian Thinking

Paper Authors
Operationalizations of inaccuracy of prior distributions in simulation studies: implications for recommendations made for applied researchers Milica Miocevic
Towards Bayesian analogs to REML Variance Components: A Gentle Introduction for the Newcomer Jonathan Templin

Tyler Hicks

Risk ratios for contagious outcomes Olga Morozova

Ted Cohen

Forrest W. Crawford

Session 6D: Symposium – Substance Use Focused Mediation Modeling

Symposium Authors
The Factor Structure of Self-Esteem and Its Relationship to Alcohol Use in American Indian Adolescents Melissa R. Schick

Tessa Nalve

Natasha Prasad

Nichea S. Spillane

How do text-messaging smoking cessation interventions confer benefit? A multiple mediation analysis of Text2Quit.


Bettina B. Hoeppner

Susanne S. Hoeppner

Lorien C. Abroms

Early onset marijuana use is associated with learning inefficiencies


Randi M. Schuster

Susanne S. Hoeppner

Anne E. Evins

Jodi M. Gilman

A reinforcement sensitivity model of affective and behavioral dysregulation in marijuana use and associated problems


Noah N. Emery

Jeffrey S. Simons

Session 6E: Symposium – Recent Advanced in Online-Updating Methods for Regression-type Models Involving Big Data Streams

Symposium Authors
Online Updating of Statistical Inference in the Big Data Setting Elizabeth D. Schifano
Online Updating of Survival Analysis in the Big Data Setting Jing Wu
Proportional Hazards Tests and Diagnostics in the Online Updating Setting Yishu Xue


 Concurrent Paper Session 7: Wednesday 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Session 7A: Modeling Applications

Paper Authors
Natural Language Processing: An Analysis of Treatment Participant Journals Dakota Cintron
The longitudinal associations between substance use, crime, and social risk among emerging adults: A longitudinal within and between-person latent variables analysis Gabriel J. Merrin

Jordan P. Davis

Daniel Berry

Elizabeth D’Amico

Tara M. Dumas

Session 7B: Modeling Health Disparities

Paper Authors
Modeling health disparities with a unique combinations of 1-on-1 matching and latent difference and latent change scores


Emil Coman

Christina Wilson

Alysse Melville

Judith Fifield

A methodical review of the causal role of socioeconomic determinants of health disparities Emil Coman

Session 7C: Symposium – Advances in Handling Complex Nested Data Structures in Multivariate Multilevel Models

Symposium Presenter
A New Way for Handling Student Mobility with Longitudinal Data in Educational Research Congying Sun

Audrey Leroux

Christopher Cappelli

Evaluation of a Piecewise Growth Model for Multiple Membership Data Structures Christopher Cappelli

Audrey Leroux

David Fikis

Multilevel Latent Class Analysis for Cross-Classified Data Structures Katherine Masyn

Audrey Leroux

Session 7D: Measurement Models

Paper Authors
Comparison of the Multiple Indicators, Multiple Causes Model and Hierarchical Generalized Linear Model to Detect, Moderate, and Mediate Differential Item Functioning Kevin Krost
Dimensionality of Force Concept Inventory: The Comparison of Bayesian Item Response Models Xiaowen Liu

Eric Loken

 Session 7E: Sensitivity Analysis in Latent Growth Curve Mediation Models

Paper Authors
Sensitivity Analysis in Latent Growth Curve Mediation Models Davwood Tofighi

Yu-Yu Hsiao

Eric S. Kruger

David P. MacKinnon

M. Lee Van Horn

Katie Witkiewitz

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