Mark L. Davison
American Guidance Service, Inc./John P. Yackel Professorship in Educational Assessment and Measurement (1/1/2012 – 12/31/2015)
56 E River Pkwy
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974
I teach introductory measurement and assessment, introductory statistics, and advanced psychometrics. My research interests include educational measurement, scaling (particularly multidimensional scaling) and the assessment of growth in educational settings. I am a fellow of the American Psychological Association, author of Multidimensional Scaling, editor of Applied Psychological Measurement, an editorial board member for the Journal of Adult Development, past-president of APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), former chair of the APA committee on psychological testing and assessment, and co-director of the Minnesota Interdisciplinary Training in Education Research (MITER) Program. Students interested in full-time Ph.D. study and the application of interdisciplinary research to problems in education may be interested in the MITER Program.
LISREL syntax code for:
Mark L. Davison et al. (2003).Factor and Structural Equations Analyses of Within Person Trait and Ability Patterns: The Road Less Traveled.
Courses I teach
(all EPSY courses)
EPSY 5222—Measurement and Analysis: K-12 Education Accountability
EPSY 5261—Introductory Statistical Methods
EPSY 8221—Psychological Scaling
EPSY 8222—Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
EPSY 8290—Special Topics: Seminar in Psychological Foundations
EPSY 8993—Directed Study: Educational Psychology
Davison, M. L., Jew, G., & Davenport, E. C. Jr. (2014). Patterns of SAT Scores, Choice of STEM Major, and Gender. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2014, 47, 118 – 126.
Davison, M. L., Chang, Y-F., & Davenport, E. C. Jr. (2014). Modeling Configural Patterns in Latent Variable Profiles: Association with an Endogenous Variable. Structural Equation Modeling, 2014, 21, 81 – 93.
Froiland, J. M. & Davison, M. L. (2014). Parental expectations and school relationships as contributors to adolescents’ positive outcomes. Social Psychology of Education, 17, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s11218-013-9237-3 http://link.springer.com/
Froiland, J. M. & Davison, M. L. (in press). Home literacy, television viewing, fidgeting and ADHD in young children. Educational Psychology. doi:10.1080/01443410.2014.
Davenport, E. C. Jr., Davison, M. L., Wu, Y-C., Kim, S-K., Kuang, H., Kwak, N., Chan, C-K., & Ayodele, A. (2013). Number of courses, content of courses, and prior achievement related to ethnic achievement gaps in mathematics. Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, 2013 2, Retrieved from http://www.lindenwood.edu/ela/issue03/davenport-lite.html
Froiland, J. M., Peterson, A., & Davison, M. L. (2013). The long-term effects of early parent involvement and parent expectation in the USA. School Psychology International, 2013, 34, 33 – 50.
Davison, M. L., Zieffler, A., Cabrero, S., Karl, S., & Cohen, H. S. (2012). Automated assembly of an optimal paired comparisons questionnaire. Behavior Research Methods, 2012, 44, 753 – 764.
Davison, M. L., Semmes, R., Huang, L., & Close, C. N. (2012). On the reliability and validity of a numerical reasoning speed dimension derived from response times collected in computerized testing. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012, 72, 245 – 263.
Davison, M. L., Kim, S-K., & Close, C. (2009). Factor analytic modeling of within person variation in score profiles. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2009, 44, 668 – 687.
Hypothesis Generation in Latent Growth Curve Modeling Using Principal Components. Journal of Educational Research. (Invited; special issue).
Confirmatory Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling (PAMS) (2007, in press). Multivariate Behavioral Research. (with S. Kim & C. L. Frisby).
Ding, C. S., Davison, M. L., & Petersen, A. C. (2005). Multidimensional scaling analysis of growth and change. Journal of Educational Measurement, 42, 171-191.
Kim, S., Frisby, C. L., & Davison, M. L. (2004). Estimating cognitive profiles using profile analysis via multidimensional scaling (PAMS). Multivariate Behavioral Research, 39(4), 595 – 624.
Davison, M. L., Davenport, E., Seok, Seo, Y., Butterbaugh, D., & Davison, L. J. (2004). When do children fall behind? What can be done? Phi Delta Kappan, 85(10), 752 – 761.
Davison, M. L. & Davenport, E. C., Jr. (2002). Identifying criterion-related patterns of predictor scores using multiple regression. Psychological Methods, 7(4), 468-484.
Davison, M. L., Kwak, N., Seok-Seo, Y., & Choi, J. (2002). Using hierarchical linear models to examine moderator effects: Person by organization interactions. Organizational Research Methods, 5, 231-254.