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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:10.1177/0146621617698945.

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


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