Biosketch I am an Associate Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics at Arizona State University, specializing in Measurement and Statistical Analysis. My research and teaching interests include methodological investigations and applications in psychometrics and statistical modeling, focusing on item response theory, structural equation modeling, and Bayesian approaches to inference and modeling. I also work in areas of assessment design, focusing on evidentiary principles and applications in simulationbased assessments. Here you can find information on my courses, papers and software, and information on my book with Bob Mislevy, Bayesian Psychometric Modeling.
Courses I Teach
Advanced Bayesian Statistical Analyses: Bayesian Psychometric Modeling (CDE 591) Syllabus Bayesian Analyses in the Social Sciences (CDE 591) Syllabus Advanced Topics in Item Response Theory (EDP 691) Syllabus Introduction to Item Response Theory (EDP 691) Syllabus Introduction to Measurement in the Social Sciences (CDE 591) Syllabus Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research (EDP 654) Syllabus Multiple Regression and Correlation Methods (EDP 552) Syllabus Introduction to Data Analysis (EDP/COE 502) Syllabus
Levy, R., & Mislevy, R. J. (2016). Bayesian psychometric modeling. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC. More information on the book available here. Levy, R., Xu, Y., Yel, N. & Svetina, D. (2015). A standardized generalized dimensionality discrepancy measure and a standardized modelbased covariance for dimensionality assessment for mulitidimensional models. Journal of Educational Measurement, 52, 144158. Levy, R.,
& Choi, J. (2013). Bayesian structural equation modeling. In G.R. Hancock
and R.O. Mueller (Eds.), Structural equation
modeling: A second course (2nd
ed., pp. 563623). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Levy, R.
(2013). Psychometric and evidentiary advances, opportunities,
and challenges for simulationbased assessment. Educational Assessment, 18, 182207. Mislevy, R. J., Behrens, J. T., DiCerbo, K. E.,
& Levy, R. (2012). Design and
discovery in educational assessment: Evidencecentered design, psychometrics,
and educational data mining. Journal of
Educational Data Mining, 4, 1148. Rupp, A. A., Levy, R., DiCerbo, K. E., Sweet, S., Crawford,
A. V., Calico, T., Benson, M., Fay, D., Kunze,
K. L., Mislevy, R. J., & Behrens, J. T. (2012). Putting ECD into practice:
The interplay of theory and data in evidence models within a digital learning
environment. Journal of Educational Data Mining, 4, 49110. Levy, R. (2011). Bayesian datamodel fit assessment for
structural equation modeling. Structural
Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 18, 663685.
Levy, R., & Svetina, D. (2011). A generalized dimensionality discrepancy measure for dimensionality assessment in multidimensional item response theory. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 64, 208232. An earlier version is available here. Levy, R., & Hancock, G. R. (2011). An extended model comparison framework for covariance and mean structure models, accommodating multiple groups and latent mixtures. Sociological Methods and Research, 40, 256278. An earlier version is available here. Levy, R. (2011). Posterior predictive model checking for conjunctive multidimensionality in item response theory. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 36, 672694. Crawford,
A. V., Green, S. B., Levy, R., Lo, W. J., Scott, L., Svetina, D., &
Thompson, M. S. (2010). Evaluation of parallel analysis methods for
determining the number of factors. Educational and Psychological Methods, 70, 885901. Note: Authorship listed alphabetically. An earlier version is available here. Levy,
R., Mislevy, R. J., & Sinharay, S. (2009). Posterior predictive
model checking for multidimensionality in item response theory. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 519537.
Levy, R. (2009). The rise of Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation for psychometric modeling. Journal of Probability and Statistics, vol. 2009, Article ID 537139, 18 pages. doi:10.1155/2009/537139 Levy, R., & Hancock, G. R. (2007). A framework of statistical tests for comparing mean and covariance structure models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 42, 3366. Levy, R., & Mislevy, R. J (2004). Specifying and refining a measurement model for a computerbased interactive assessment. International Journal of Testing, 4, 333369. Contact Me
