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Publications – Psychometrics and Scale Construction

Qiu, Y., Leite, W., Rodgers, M., & Hagler, N. (in press). Construct Validation of an Innovative Observational Child Assessment System: Teaching Strategies GOLD® Birth Through Third Grade Edition. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Xue, K., Huggins-Manley, A. C., & Leite, W. L. (2020). Semi-supervised Learning Method for Adjusting Biased Item Difficulty Estimates Caused by Nonignorable Missingness under 2PL-IRT Model. In: A. N. Rafferty, J. Whitehill, C. Romero, & V. Cavalli-Sforza (eds). Proceedings of The 13th Conference of Educational Data Mining. https://educationaldatamining.org/files/conferences/EDM2020/papers/paper_217.pdf

Raborn, A., Leite, W., and Marcoulides, K. (2019). A Comparison of Automated Scale Short Form Selection Strategies. In: M. Desmarais, C.n F. Lynch, A. Merceron, & R. Nkambou (eds.) The 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, pp. 402 – 407

Rarborn, A. W. , & Leite, W. L. (2018). ShortForm: An R package to select scale short forms with the ant colony optimization algorithm. Applied Psychological Measurement, 42(6), 516-517. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146621617752993

Kaya, Y., & Leite, W. L. (2017). Assessing change in latent skills across time with longitudinal cognitive diagnosis modeling: An evaluation of model performance. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 77(3) 369–388.

Leite, W. L., & Beretvas, S. N. (2010). The performance of multiple imputation for Likert-type items with missing data. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 9(1), 64-74.

Leite, W. L., & Cooper, L. A. (2010). Detecting social desirability bias using factor mixture models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45, 271-293.

Leite, W. L., Svinicki, M., & Shi, Y. (2010). Attempted validation of the scores of the VARK: Learning Styles Inventory with multitrait–multimethod confirmatory factor analysis models. Educational and Psychological Measurement. 70, 323-339.

Tuccitto, D. E., Giacobbi Jr., P. R.,  & Leite, W. L. (2010). The internal structure of positive and negative affect: A confirmatory factor analysis of the PANASEducational and Psychological Measurement, 70, 125-141.

Leite, W. L., Huang, I., & Marcoulides, G. A. (2008). Item selection for the development of short-forms of scales using an Ant Colony Optimization algorithm. Multivariate Behavioral Research.43, 411-431.

Huang, I., Liu, J., Wu, A., Wu, M., Leite, W., & Hwang, C. (2008). Evaluating the reliability, validity and minimally important difference of the Taiwanese version of the Diabetes Quality of Life (DQOL) measurementHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes. 6, 87-99.

Huang I., Hwang, C. Wu M., Leite, W. L., & Wu A. W. (2008). Diabetes-specific or generic measures for health-related quality of life? Evidence from psychometric validation of the D-39 and SF-36Value in Health, 11, 405-461.

Huang I., Frangakis C., Atkinson, M. J., Willkes, R. J., Leite, W. L., Vogel, W. B., & Wu., A. W. (2008). Addressing ceiling effects in health status measures: A comparison of techniques applied to measures for people with HIV diseaseHealth Services Research. 43,  327-339.

Leite, W. L., & Beretvas, S. N. (2005). Validation of scores on the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale and the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding.Educational and Psychological Measurement, 65, 140-154.

Beretvas, S. N., Meyers, J. L., & Leite, W. L. (2002). A reliability generalization study of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability ScaleEducational and Psychological Measurement, 62(4), 570 -589.

Boman IV, J. H., Ward, J. T., Gibson, C. L., & Leite, W. L. (2012) Can a perceptual peer deviance measure accurately measure a peer’s self-reported deviance? Journal of Criminal Justice. 40, 463–471.

Ward, J., Gibson, C., Boman, J. &  Leite, W. L. (2010). Assessing the validity of the Retrospective Behavioral Self-Control scale: Is the General Theory of Crime stronger than the evidence suggestsCriminal Justice and Behavior. 37, 336-357.