Warne, Russell T.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
LA 003Q
(801) 863-5380
(801) 863-7089
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Last Updated: 11/19/14 -

I am a quantitative psychologist and a psychometrician. In other words, I'm someone who's interested in designing and conducting psychological research and designing/critiquing psychological and educational tests.


I earned a B.S. in psychology from Brigham Young University in 2007. In 2009, I earned a graduate certificate in education and social science advanced research methods from Texas A&M University. Finally, in 2011, I earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology (with an emphasis in research, measurement, and statistics) from Texas A&M University.

Teaching and Research Interests:

I see teaching and research as inextricably linked. I like to write research articles that teach readers about statistical methods and psychological testing. I also enjoy bringing real-life research examples into my classes and to have students work on research projects—mine or their own. I am most interested in conducting research on testing, statistical methods, and intelligence. If you are interested in joining my research team or receiving guidance for your own project, let me know.

Articles Published in the Past 5 Years:

*Indicates student co-author

Warne, R. T. (in press). Two additional suggested reforms to encourage replication studies in educational research. Educational Researcher.

Warne. R. T. (in press). Review of the Cognitive Abilities Test, Form 7. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. doi:10.1177/0734282914548324

Warne, R. T., Larsen, R., *Anderson, B., & *Johnson, A. O. (in press). The impact of participation in the Advanced Placement program on students' college admissions test scores. The Journal of Educational Research.

Warne, R. T. (2014). A primer on multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) for behavioral scientists. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 19(17), 1-10. (Article available here.)

Warne, R. T., Yoon, M., & *Price, C. J. (2014). Exploring the various interpretations of "test bias."  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 570-582.

Warne, R. T., & Larsen, R. (2014). Evaluating a proposed modification of the Guttman rule for determining the number of factors in an exploratory factor analysis. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 56, 104-123. (Article available here.)

Warne, R. T. (2014). Using above-level testing to track growth in academic achievement in gifted students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 58, 3-23. doi:10.1177/0016986213513793

Warne, R. T. (2014). Criticism 2.0: Benefits and challenges of theatre criticism web sites. Critical Stages, 9. Retrieved from http://www.criticalstages.org/criticism-2-0-benefits-and-challenges-of-theatre-criticism-web-sites/

Namie, J., & Warne, R. (2013).  "Just" desserts: An interpretive analysis of sports nutrition marketing. Leisure/Loisir, 20, 321-326. doi:10.1080/14927713.2014.906170

Warne, R. T., *Anderson, B., & *Johnson, A. O. (2013). The impact of race and ethnicity on the identification process for giftedness in Utah. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 36, 487-508. doi:10.1177/0162353213506065

Warne, R. T., *Godwin, L. R., & *Smith, K. V. (2013). Are there more gifted people than would be expected in a normal distribution? An investigation of the overabundance hypothesis. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24, 224-241. doi: 10.1177/1932202X13507969

*Godwin, L. R., *Smith, K. V., & Warne, R. T. (2012). Does the normal curve accurately model the distribution of intelligence? 2012 Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 987-993. Retrieved from http://www.ncurproceedings.org/ojs/index.php/NCUR2012/article/view/159/164

*Nagaishi, C., *Slade, M. K., Warne, R. T., Wright, J. S., & Hermesmeyer, B. P. (2012). Are weighted or unweighted high school grade point averages better indicators of college success? 2012 Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 627-635. Retrieved from http://www.ncurproceedings.org/ojs/index.php/NCUR2012/article/view/160/106

Podawiltz, A., Richardson, J., Gleason, W., Fallon, K., Jones, D., Peck, E. K. . . . Smith, Q. W. (2012). What the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) can do for Texas physicians; what Texas physicians can do for JAMP. Texas Medicine, 108(8), 57-58.

Warne, R. T. (2012). Historic views and current understanding of above-level testing. Roeper Review, 34, 183-193. doi:10.1080/02783193.2012.686245

Warne, R. T., *Lazo, M., *Ramos, T., & *Ritter, N. (2012). Statistical methods used in gifted education journals, 2006-2010. Gifted Child Quarterly, 56, 134-139. doi:10.1177/0016986212444122

Warne, R. T., Li, Y., McKyer, E. L. J., Condie, R., Diep, C. S., & Murano, P. S. (2012). Dealing with data dependence using hierarchical linear modeling. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, 271-277. doi: 10.1016/j.neb.2011.06.013

Warne, R. T., McKyer, E. L. J., & Smith, M. L. (2012). An introduction to item response theory for health behavior researchers. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36, 31-43. doi:10.5593/AJHB.36.1.4

Warne, R. T. (2011). A reliability generalization of the Overexcitability Questionnaire-Two (OEQII). Journal of Advanced Academics, 22, 671-692. doi:10.1177/1932202X11424881

Warne, R. T. (2011). Beyond multiple regression: Using commonality analysis to better understand R2 results. Gifted Child Quarterly, 55, 313-318. doi: 10.1177/0016986211422217

Warne, R. T. (2011). An investigation of measurement invariance across genders on the Overexcitability Questionnaire-Two (OEQII). Journal of Advanced Academics, 22, 578-593.  doi:10.1177/1932202X11414821

Larsen, R., & Warne, R. T. (2010). Estimating confidence intervals for eigenvalues in exploratory factor analysis. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 871-876. doi:10.3758/BRM.42.3.871

Warne, R. T. (2009). Comparing tests used to identify ethnically diverse gifted children: A critical response to Lewis, DeCamp-Fritson, Ramage, McFarland, & Archwamety. Multicultural Education, 17(1), 48-53.

Warne, R. T., & Juntune, J. (2009). Recent trends in gifted identification in Texas. Tempo, 29(4), 22-26.

Yanchar, S. C., Slife, B. D., & Warne, R. (2009). Advancing disciplinary practice through critical thinking: A rejoinder to Bensley. Review of General Psychology, 13, 278-280. doi:10.1037/a0017135