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Research Grounded in

Quantitative Psychology

2011 - Current

The fact that quantitative psychology and community-based approaches are prominent in my research demonstrates my perspective as a developmental psychologist, which aims to address the complexity of human development, such as how I consider methodological factors, like study design and recruitment initiatives, and appropriately match research questions to analytic strategies. I have established a collaboration with a quantitative psychologist, Dr. Pascal Deboeck, which has resulted in four publications with other prominent statisticians in our field on how to properly match complex theories of human behavior with appropriate analytical techniques.

Nicholson, J. S., Deboeck, P., & Howard, W. (2017).

Attrition in developmental psychology: A review of modern missing data reporting and practices. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41(1), 143-153. doi. 10.1177/0165025415618275

Deboeck, P., Nicholson, J.S., Kouros, C. D., Little, T., & Garber, J. (2015).

Interfacing theory and methodology: Using derivatives to articulate change theories, models, and inferences. Applied Development Science, 19(4), 217-231. doi. 10.1080/10888691.2015.1021924

Deboeck, P. R., Nicholson, J. S., Bergeman, C. S., & Preacher, K. J. (2013).

From modeling long–term growth to short–term fluctuations: Differential equation modeling is the language of change. In R.E Millsap, L.A. van der Ark, D.M. Bolt, & C.M. Woods (Eds.) New developments in quantitative psychology (pp. 427-448), New York: Springer.

Nicholson, J. S., Deboeck, P., Farris, J. R., Boker, S. M., & Borkowski, J. G. (2011).

Maternal depressive symptomatology and child behavior: Transactional relationship with simultaneous bidirectional coupling. Developmental Psychology, 47(5), 1312-1323. doi. 10.1037/a0023912

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