Social Network Analysis

Applied Psychometrics

Big Data & Technology

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Social Network Analysis

  • To understand how network contagion in terms of behaviors and attitudes occurs in organizations and on campuses.
  • For example, are turnover and unethical behaviors contagious via networks? What are the possible mechanisms underlying the network contagion?
  • How are networks related to effective leadership and certain personality traits such as narcissism?

Applied Psychometrics

  • To develop new or improve existing assessments for personnel selection (e.g., personality, emotional intelligence, leadership potential) and organizational research (e.g., work engagement)
  • To assess differential item functioning for various group settings
  • To study new testing techniques (e.g., computerized adaptive testing, computer simulation, etc.)
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Big Data & Technology

  • By leveraging text analysis techniques and other computational modeling methods, we study for meaningful insights by analyzing massive social media data.
  • For example, we try to understand the temporal dynamics of job stress and work emotions nationwide.
  • We also try to understand students' teaching evaluations through millions of ratings and comments from www.ratemyprofessors.com