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Dr Anna Brown

Dr Anna Brown

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Methods and Statistics


Research interests

I am a psychometrician with an established reputation and extensive industry experience, now focusing on modelling response processes to non-cognitive assessments (personality, motivation, attitude etc.) using multidimensional item response theory (MIRT).

Specifically, I am interested in modelling preference data (such as ranking and paired comparisons tasks, and forced-choice questionnaires), modelling response processes contributing to common biases and impression management, and test optimisation and computerised adaptive testing (CAT).

Key publications

  • Brown, A. & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2018). Ordinal Factor Analysis of Graded-Preference Questionnaire Data. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 25(4), 516-529. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2017.1392247
  • Brown, A. (2016). Item Response Models for Forced-Choice Questionnaires: A Common Framework. Psychometrika, 81(1), 135–160. DOI: 10.1007/s11336-014-9434-9
  • Brown, A. & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2013). How IRT can solve problems of ipsative data in forced-choice questionnaires. Psychological Methods, 18(1), 36-52. DOI: 10.1037/a0030641
  • Brown, A. & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2011). Item response modeling of forced-choice questionnaires. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71(3), 460-502. DOI: 10.1177/0013164410375112

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