METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH INTERESTS
I conduct methodological research in latent variable modeling with a specific focus on: data-model fit, nonlinear models, interaction effects, structural equation modeling, and mixture modeling.
- data-model fit
- nonlinear relations
- interaction effects
- structural equation modeling
- latent variable modeling
Weiss, B. A., & Dardick, W. (2020). Making the cut: Comparing methods for selecting cut-point location in logistic regression. The Journal of Experimental Education: Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design. doi:10.1080/00220973.2019.1689375.
Weiss, B. A., & Dardick, W. (2019). Separating the odds: Thresholds for entropy in logistic regression. The Journal of Experimental Education: Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design. doi:10.1080/00220973.2019.1587735.
Campbell, A. J., Lanthier, R. P., Weiss, B. A., & Shaine, M.D. (2019). The impact of a schoolwide mindfulness program on adolescent well-being, stress, and emotion regulation: A nonrandomized controlled study in a naturalistic setting. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/23727810.2018.1556989.
Dardick, W. & Weiss, B. A. (2017). Entropy-based measures for person fit in item response theory. Applied Psychological Measurement. doi:10.1177/
Weiss, B. A. & Dardick, W. (2016). An entropy-based measure for assessing fuzziness in logistic regression. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 76, 986 – 1004. doi: 10.1177/0013164415623820.
Weiss, B. A. & Harring, J. R. (2015). Assessing spurious interaction effects in structural equation modeling: A cautionary note. Educational and Psychological Measurement.
Baron, I.S., Weiss, B. A., Baker, R., Ahronovich, M. Litman, F., & Baveja, R. (2016). Neuropsychological outcomes in extremely preterm infants exposed to low oxygen targets: A retrospective study. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S1355617715001186.
*Rider, N., Weiss, B. A., McDermott, A., Hopp, C., & Baron, I.S. (2015). Test of visuospatial construction: validity evidence in extremely low birth weight and late preterm children at early school age. Child Neuropsychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2015.1026889
Chen, J., Choi, J., Weiss, B. A., & Stapleton, L. (2014). An empirical evaluation of mediation effect analysis with manifest and latent variables using the markov chain monte carlo and alternative estimation methods. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 21, 253 – 262.
Baron, I.S., Hopp, C., & Weiss, B. A., (2014). Developmental normative data for the Baron-Hopkins board test of spatial location memory. Child Neuropsychology, 21, 732 – 750.
Baron, I.S., Weiss, B. A., Litman, F. R., Ahronovich, M. D., & Baker, R. (2014). Latent mean differences in executive function in at-risk preterm children: The delay-deficit dilemma. Neuropsychology, 28, 541-551.
Baron, I. S., Weiss, B. A., Baker, R., Ahronovich, M. D., Litman, F.R., (2014). Subtle adverse effects in late preterm birth: A cautionary note. Neuropsychology, 28, 11 – 18.
*McCann, J., *Rider, G. N., Weiss, B. A., Litman. F.R., Baron, I.S. (2014). Latent mean comparisons on the BRIEF in preterm children: Parent and teacher differences. Child Neuropsychology: A Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence.
Beveridge, S., *Karpen, S., *Hadjiyane, M. C., Weiss, B. A., *Liu, X., (2014). A mixed methods case study of an online forensic rehabilitation counseling graduate certificate program. The Rehabilitation Professional, 22, 149 – 162.
Weiss, B. A., (2013). Insignificant statistical significance and other common methodological oversights. In I. S. Baron, & C. Rey-Casserly (Eds.), Pediatric Neuropsychology: Medical Advances and Lifespan Outcomes.
*Berry, K. A., Baron, I. S., Weiss, B. A., Baker, R., Ahronovich, M. D., & Litman, F.R., (2013). In vitro fertilization and late preterm preschoolers’ neuropsychological outcomes: the PETIT study. American Journal pf Obstetrics and Gynecology, 209, 356. e1-356. (Selected for an Editor’s Choice Article)
*Shi, Q., Steen, S., & Weiss, B. A., (2013). The impact of parental support and perception of school on Hispanic youth’s substance use. The Family Journal, 21, 425 – 434.
Harring, J. R., Weiss, B. A., & Hsu, J. C. (2012). A comparison of methods for Estimating quadratic effects in nonlinear structural equation models. Psychological Methods, 17, 193-214.
Weiss, B. A. (2010). A comparison of methods for testing for interaction effects in structural equation modeling (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park Maryland.
Pastor, D. A., Kaliski, P. K., & Weiss, B. A., (2007). Examining college students’ gains in general education. Research and Practice in Assessment, 1(2), 1 – 20.
* indicates current or former graduate student co-author