Student Publications

Publications of our graduate students are in bold.


Chalmers, R., P., Pek, J., & Liu, Y. (in press). Profile-likelihood Confidence Intervals in Item Response Theory Models. Multivariate Behavioral Research.

Chalmers, R., P. & Ng, V. (in press). Plausible-Value Imputation Statistics for Detecting Item Misfit. Applied Psychological Measurement.

Counsell, A., & Cribbie, R. A. (in press). Using the errors-in-variables method in two-group pretest-posttest designs. Methodology.

Counsell, A., & Harlow, L. L. (in press). Reporting Practices and Use of Quantitative Methods in Canadian Journal Articles in Psychology. Canadian Psychology

Counsell, A., Furtado, M., Iorio, C., Anand, L., Canzonieri, A., Fine, A., …, & Katzman, M. A. (in press). Intolerance of uncertainty, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety: Differences   by diagnosis and symptoms. Psychiatry Research.


Chalmers, R. P. (2016). Generating Adaptive and Non-Adaptive Test Interfaces for Multidimensional Item Response Theory Applications. Journal of Statistical Software, 71, 1-38.

Chalmers, R. P., Counsell, A., & Flora, D. B. (2016). It might not make a big DIF: Improved Differential Test Functioning statistics that account for sampling variability. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1, 114-140. 

Counsell, A., Cribbie, R. A, & Harlow, L. L. (2016) Increasing Literacy in Quantitative Methods: The Key to the Future of Canadian Psychology. Canadian Psychology, 57, 193-201.

Cribbie, R. A., Ragoonanan, C., & Counsell, A. (2016). Testing for negligible interaction: A coherent and robust approach. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 69, 159-174.

Pek, J., Chalmers, R. P., & Monette, G. (2016). On the Relationship Between Confidence Regions and Exchangeable Weights in Multiple Linear Regression. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 51, 719-739.

Sigal, M. J., & Chalmers, R. P. (2016). Play It Again: Teaching Statistics with Monte Carlo Simulation. Journal of Statistics Education, 24, 1-21.


Chalmers, R. P., & Flora, D. (2015). faoutlier: An R package for detecting influential cases in exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Applied Psychological Measurement, 39, 573-574.

Chalmers, R. P. (2015). Extended Mixed-Effects Item Response Models with the MH-RM Algorithm. Journal of Educational Measurement, 52, 200–222.

Friendly, M., & Sigal, M. J. (2015). The Milestones Project: A database for the history of data visualization. In M. A. Kimball & C. Kostelnick (Eds.), Visible Numbers. Ashgate Publishing.

Pek, J., Chalmers, R. P., Kok, B. E., & Losardo, D. (2015). Visualizing Confidence Bands for Semiparametrically Estimated Nonlinear Relations among Latent Variables. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. doi: 10.3102/1076998615589129 (Online first publication).

Pek, J., & Chalmers, R. P. (2015). Diagnosing nonlinearity with confidence envelopes for a semiparametric approach to modeling bivariate nonlinear relations among latent variables. Structural Equation Modeling, 22(2), 288–293. doi:10.1080/10705511.2014.93779


Chalmers, R. P., & Flora, D. (2014). Maximum-likelihood estimation of noncompensatory IRT models with the MH-RM algorithm. Applied Psychological Measurement,  38, 339-358.

Counsell, A., & Cribbie, R. A. (2014). Equivalence tests for comparing correlation and   regression coefficients. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 68, 292-309.

Friendly, M., & Sigal, M. J. (2014). Some prehistory of CARME: Visual language and visual thinking. In J. Blasius & M. Greenacre (Eds.), Visualization and verbalization of data (chap. 1). Chapman and Hall.

Smith, C. E., & Cribbie, R. A. (2014). Factorial anova with unbalanced data: A fresh look at the types of sums of squares. Journal of Data Science, 12, 1-17.


Mara, C.A., Cribbie, R.A., Flora, D.B., LaBrish, C., Mills, L., & Fiksenbaum, L. (2012). A  simplified model for evaluating change in randomized pretest, posttest, follow-up designs. Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 8, 97-103.

Smith, C. E., & Cribbie, R. A. (2013). Multiplicity control in structural equation modeling: Incorporating parameter dependencies. Structural Equation Modeling, 20, 79-85.

Waldman, J., & Smith, C. E. 2013). Hybrid learning in a Canadian college environment. Toronto. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Weiss, J. A., Robinson, S., Fung, S., Tint, A., Chalmers, R. P., & Lunsky, Y.
(2013). Family hardiness, social support, and self-efficacy in mothers of individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7,

Counsell, A., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Kehler, M. D., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 448-452.


Banks, J.B., Ng, V., & Jones-Gotman, M. (2012). Does good+good=better? A pilot study on the effect of combining hedonically valenced smells and images, Neuroscience Letters, 514(1), 71-76

Chalmers, R. P. (2012). mirt: A multidimensional item response theory package for the R environment. Journal of Statistical Software, 48, 1–29.

Flora, D. B., LaBrish, C., & Chalmers, R. P. (2012).  Old and new ideas for data screening and assumption testing for exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.  Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 3, 55.

Mara, C.A. & Cribbie, R.A. (2012). Paired-samples tests of equivalence. Communication Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 41, 1928-1943.

Sigal, M. J., & Pettit, M. (2012). Information overload, professionalization, and the origins of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. General Review of Psychology, 16, 357-363.

Sigal, M. J., & McKelvie, S. J. (2012). Is exposure to visual media related to cognitive ability? Testing Neisser's hypothesis for the Flynn effect. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 9, 23-50.