I am a statistician and associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I teach in the Educational Psychology Department and the graduate program in Quantitative Methods. My research involves developing statistical methods for problems in education, psychology, and other areas of social science research, with a focus on methods related to research synthesis and meta-analysis.
PhD in Statistics, 2013
BA in Economics, 2003
As in many parts of life, statistics is full of little bits of knowledge that are useful if you happen to know them, but which hardly anybody ever bothers to mention.
Doing effect size calculations for meta-analysis is a good way to lose your faith in humanity—or at least your faith in researchers’ abilities to do anything like sensible statistical inference.
It’s taken me a while to finally get around to updating my website with some personal news. I’ve moved from UT Austin to the UW Madison School of Education, where I am now an associate professor in the Educational Psychology Department’s Quantitative Methods program.
If you’ve ever had class with me or attended one of my presentations, you’ve probably heard me grouse about how statisticians are mostly awful about naming things.1 A lot of the terminology in our field is pretty bad and ineloquent.
One common question about multivariate/multi-level meta-analysis is how such models assign weight to individual effect size estimates. When a version of the question came up recently on the R-sig-meta-analysis listserv, Dr.