Social Research Methodology

SRM PhD Students

Mariana Barragan Torres

  • Educational Research Methods: Measurement and Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Economics, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
    • M.A., Economics, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
    • M.A., International Comparative Education, Stanford University
  • Research Interests
    • Teaching quality and teacher evaluation, measurement in education quality and public schools’ effectiveness and efficiency.

Preston Botter

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.S., Psychology, Murray State University
    • M.A., Quantitative Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Research Interests
    • Latent Variable Modeling in the Social Sciences Generally, Language Assessment, Educational Measurement, & Computational Statistics

Eric Burnheimer

  • Applied Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Political Science, Northwestern University
    • M.A., Mathematics Education, Columbia University
  • Research Interests
    • Collaborative Learning, Classroom Dialogue, Math Anxiety

Zhaopeng Ding

  • Emphasis
  • Education
    • Coming soon…
  • Research Interests
    • Coming soon…

Tianying (Teanna) Feng

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.S., Cogntive Science with Specialization in Computing, University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.A., Education, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Interests
    • Process Data Analysis, Latent Variable Modeling, Computational Statistics

Maria Fernandez-Smits

  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Education
    • BA in History, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    • MA in Political Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    • MPP, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA
  • Research Interests
    • Measurement for Program Evaluation, Inequalities in Opportunities to Learn and Access to Education

Emi Fujita-Conrads

  • Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Sociology/Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College
    • M.A., Social Research Methodology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Interests
    • Evaluation of Education and Social Programs; Culturally Responsive Approaches to Evaluation; Evaluation Policy

Joseph Garand

  • Emphasis
  • Education
    • Coming soon…
  • Research Interests
    • Coming soon…

Kyle Halle-Erby

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Education
    • BA, American Studies, Tufts University
    • MA, Education, Stanford University
  • Research Interests
    • Critical Ethnography, Language Policy and Planning

Eric Ho

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Data Science, Columbia University
      M.A., Education, UCLA
  • Research Interests
    • Multilevel Modeling, Causal Inference, Latent Space Models, Tracking, Applications of Data Science Techniques to Educational Research

Sijia Huang

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.S., Psychology, Beijing Normal University
    • M.A., Education, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Interests
    • Item Response Theory, Structural Equation Modeling

Thomas Jacobson

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., English & Spanish, University of Southern California
      M.P.P., UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
  • Research Interests
    • Causal Inference, Multilevel and Cross-Classified Models, Research Designs for Nonexperimental Data

Junok Kim

  • Emphasis
  • Education
    • Coming soon…
  • Research Interests
    • Coming soon…

YunKyung Kim

yunkim2729@ucla.edu

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Education, Seoul National University
    • M.A. Education, Seoul National University
  • Research Interests
    • Item Response Theory, Process Data (e.g. Response Time, Response Action), Latent Variable Modeling, Network Analysis, Development and Validation of Educational Measurement Scale, Computer Adaptive Testing, Assessment-Oriented Learning, Test Engagement

Alexander Kwako

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College
  • Research Interests
    • Great teachers can have a lasting influence on who we are, and who we strive to be. I am interested in exploring the complexity of great teaching, and how educational systems can support inspiring and transformative learning experiences in the classroom. Currently, my work is focused on secondary math and science teachers who successfully remove barriers to equity for historically marginalized students.

Deborah La Torre

latorre@cse.ucla.edu

  • Educational Research Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Liberal Studies (Science Education), San Diego State University
    • M.A., Educational Technology, San Diego State University
  • Research Interests
    • STEM learning; formative assessment; artifact and assessment item ratings; cognitive complexity
  • Curriculum Vitae

Meredith Langi

  • Educational Research Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Liberal Studies, Concordia University
    • M.Ed., International Education, Harvard University
  • Research Interests
    • Coming soon…

Minho Lee

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Education, Yonsei University
    • M.A., Education, Yonsei University
  • Research Interests
    • Hierarchical Linear Modeling, School Effectiveness Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Value-Added Modeling, Causal Inference, Item Response Analysis, Test Equating, Missing Data Analysis

Jue (Julie) Liao

jliao2014@ucla.edu

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.S., Biochemistry, Rice University
    • B.A., Asian Studies, Rice University
    • M.A., Economics & Education, Teachers College Columbia University
  • Research Interests
    • Causal inference; panel data analysis; education inequality

Christine Liboon

  • Program Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California Riverside (UCR)
      M.A., Social Research Methodology, UCLA
  • Research Interests
    • Program Evaluation, Culturally Responsive Evaluation, Evaluation Context, Non-formal Educational Settings, Intersection of Education-Immigration-Evaluation, Refugees, Immigrants, Newcomers, Migrants, International Migration

Lu (Priscilla) Liu

  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Education
    • B.A., English, Northeast Normal University
    • M.A., Applied Linguistics, Northeast Normal University
    • M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
  • Research Interests
    • Language policy; the ethnographic study of education

Jinwen (Jevan) Luo

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.S., Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • M.S., Economics and Education, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Research Interests
    • Causal Inference on Students’ Learning Outcomes, Value-Added and Growth; Thinking and Response Process/Style Modeling for Accurate Measurement; Innovation Quantitative Data Analysis, especially Social Network Modeling and Latent Classification Models.

Lindy Messer

  • Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.S., Psychology, Portland State University
    • M.S., Educational Leadership & Policy, Portland State University
  • Research Interests
    • Program Evaluation Use, Methods, Philosophy of Science

Fernando Mora

  • Measurement and Program Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature
    • M.S.W., Social Policy and Program Evaluation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • M.A., Educational Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Research Interests
    • Causal Inference and Psychometrics related to Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Identity, and How We Discern Success in the Classroom

Minh Phan-Ho

  • Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Sociology, UC San Diego
    • M.Ed., Education, Loyola Marymount University
  • Research Interests
    • Measurement & program evaluation issues from high school through college

Carolyn Rodriguez

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • M.A, American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Interests
    • California Native American Curriculum and Student Retention

Nadia Sabat Bass

  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Philosophy, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
    • M.A., Global Policy Studies, LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin
  • Research Interests
    • Fairness in Psychological and Educational Measurement, Counteracting Inequities in Education, Ethical Dimensions of the Evaluation of Educational Programs, Evaluation Policy

Marlene Saint Martin

  • Advanced Quantitative Methodology, Evaluation, and Measurement
  • Education
    • B.A., Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
    • M.P.P., Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
  • Research Interests
    • Causal Inference, Psychometrics, Women in STEM

Jess Schnittka

  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., Psychology and Studio Art, University of Virginia
    • M.A., Educational Psychology: Research & Evaluation, University of Colorado at Denver
  • Research Interests
    • Test validity and fairness; non-cognitive skills assessment in group settings; equity, ethics, and culture in educational evaluation

Eric Setoguchi

  • Advanced Quantitative Methodology
  • Education
    • B.S., Animal Physiology, UC San Diego
    • M.A., Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Research Interests
    • Test development, use, and evaluation; Language assessment; Task based language teaching and assessment

Jayashri Srinivasan

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.S., Physics, Bangalore University
    • M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • M.Ed., Measurement & Statistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Research Interests
    • Multilevel modeling, Bayesian estimation, large-scale assessments, Inequalities in access to education in India

Yon Soo Suh

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A.,  English Language and Literature, Yonsei University
    • M.A., Education, Yonsei University
  • Research Interests
    • Item Response Theory, Diagnostic Classification Models, Structural Equation Modeling, Factor Analysis, Multilevel Modeling, Bayesian Methods,
      Generalizability Theory

Evelyn Wang

  • Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.A., English & Applied Developmental Psychology, UCLA
    • Ed.M., Human Development & Psychology, Harvard University
  • Research Interests
    • Program evaluation; effects of student mental health on academic outcomes

Renee White Eyes

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Human Development, Cal State San Marcos
    • M.A., Counseling, University of San Diego
  • Research Interests
    • Holistic review admission process for freshmen admission process at four year universities

Jung Eun Yun

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., Psychology, Yonsei University
    • M.A., Psychology, Yonsei University
    • M.S., Psychology, University of Washington at Seattle
  • Research Interests
    • Early childhood math education

Shujin Zhong

  • Evaluation
  • Education
    • B.B.A., International Business, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • B.A., English, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • M.Ed., Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, University of Southern California
  • Research Interests
    • Coming soon

Joy Zimmerman

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Education
    • B.A., English, University of Vermont
    • M.A.T., Elementary Education, Sierra Nevada College
  • Research Interests
    • Coming soon…