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Tianlan Wei

Tianlan (Elaine) Wei

Assistant Professor
Email: Dr. Wei
Telephone: (662) 325-3641
Dr. Wei's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • LL.B., 2005, Fudan University, Law
  • M.Ed., 2012, Texas Tech University, Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D., 2014, Texas Tech University, Educational Psychology

Research Interests

  • Gender differences in learning and performance
  • Academic interest and affect
  • Psychometric evaluation of educational measurements

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Educational and Psychological Statistics
  • Psychological testing in educational and related setting
  • Educational and Psychological Statistics

Selected Publications

  • Wei, T., Chesnut, S. R., Barnard-Brak, L, & Richman, D. (2015). Psychometric analysis of the Social Communication Questionnaire using an Item Response Theory framework: Implications for the use of the Lifetime and Current forms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(3), 469-480.
  • Wei, T., Sadikova, A. N., Barnard-Brak, L., Wang, E. W., & Sodikov, D. (2015). Exploring graduate students' attitudes towards team research and their scholarly productivity: A survey guided by the Theory of Planned Behavior. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 1-17.
  • Wei, T., Liu, X., & Barnard-Brak, L. (in press). Gender differences in mathematics and reading trajectories among children from kindergarten to eighth grade. Research in Education.
  • Wei, T., Chesnut, S. R., Barnard-Brak, L., Stevens, T., & Olivárez, A. J. (2014). Evaluating the Mathematics Interest Inventory using item response theory: Differential item functioning across gender and ethnicities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32(8), 747-761.
  • Barnard-Brak, L., Rojahn, J., & Wei, T. (2013). Psychometric analysis of the Behavior Problems Inventory using an Item-Response Theory framework: A sample of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 564-577.

Selected Presentations

  • Wei, T., Liu, X., & Barnard-Brak, L. (April, 2014). Gender differences in children's mathematics trajectories: Mixed findings in higher and lower achievers. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wei, T., Chesnut, S. R., Barnard-Brak, L., Stevens, T., & Olivárez, A. J. (April, 2014). Evaluating the Mathematics Interest Inventory using Item Response Theory: Differential item functioning across ethnicities. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wei, T., Chesnut, S. R., Barnard-Brak, L., & Schmidt, M. (April, 2014). University students’ perceptions of academic cheating: Triangulating quantitative and qualitative findings. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Personal Interests

  • Shooting pool
  • Martial arts and chivalry fictions
  • Movies