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Bayesian Prior Choice in IRT Estimation Using MCMC and Variational Bayes
This study investigates the impact of three prior distributions: matched, standard vague, and hierarchical in Bayesian estimation parameter recovery in two and one parameter models.
Differential Growth Trajectories for Achievement Among Children Retained in First Grade: A Growth Mixture Model
Article discussing a growth mixture model and differential growth trajectories for achievement among children retained in first grade.
Journey to the Essence of Research in Child Development
This poster discusses an experiential learning activity for the UNT course DFST 3123 Child Development. The goal of the activity is to support student information-seeking and information-processing skills and guide students as they gain skills in identifying, understanding, and applying evidence-based research findings to child development.