I am a quantitative psychologist and a psychometrician. In other words, I'm someone who's interested in the 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. 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. Similarly, I like to bring real-life research examples into my classes and to have students work on research projects—mine or their own. I especially enjoy 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., *Anderson, B., & *Johnson, A. O. (in press). The impact of race and ethnicity on the identification process for giftedness in Utah. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.
*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
Yanchar, S. C., Slife, B. D., & Warne, R. (2008). Critical thinking as disciplinary practice. Review of General Psychology, 12, 265-281. doi:10.1037/1089-2618.104.22.1685