"Some number freaks are well endowed in other abilities, but some of them are otherwise mediocre." - L.L. Thurstone
The Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (IMMAP) was established in 2014. IMMAP provides best-practice support and novel methodological/statistical innovations for researchers across the social, biological, health, behavioral, educational, and developmental sciences.
We want to inspire scholars to pose challenging policy relevant research questions. To do so, we provide them with best-practice research tools that yield unequivocally accurate answers for the researchers, stakeholders and policy makers alike. IMMAP specializes in broadening - through innovation - the measurement, methodology, and analysis procedures that researchers can employ. These innovative procedures go beyond practice as usual and brings the powerful new methods of tomorrow into the tool box of researchers today.
IMMAP is a fee-for-service vendor for clients around the world and we provide both free and fee support for TTU students, staff, and faculty.
IMMAP innovates analytic tools to enhance research outcomes, decision science, and causal inference. We are dedicated to the complementary missions of:
- Providing best-practice methodological and statistical support to students, staff, and faculty in the conduct of their research.
- Providing PK-12 and higher education, business, industry, and government sectors with measurement, methodology, and statistical analysis support services.
IMMAP provides services for many sectors, including higher education, government, military, criminal justice, PK-12 education, business, and medical sciences. Services include: biostatistics, predictive analytics, data capture and management, latent variable statistical analysis, advanced treatments for missing data, longitudinal modeling, mixture modeling, multilevel modeling, design and analyze both clinical trials and quasi experimental studies. IMMAP also conducts program evaluations, develops new assessment instruments, and assists in grant procurement and others.
About the Director
Todd D. Little
Todd D. Little, PhD is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Leadership and the founding Director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (IMMAP) at Texas Tech University. Little has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development's Center for Lifespan Studies (1991-1998),Yale University's Department of Psychology (1998-2002), and the University of Kansas (2002-2013), where he founded and directed the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis. In 2001, Little was elected to the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology. In 2009, he was elected President of APA's Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). Little is a Fellow in AAAS, APA and APS. In 2009, he received the W.T. Kemper award for excellence in Teaching at KU and in 2013 he received the Cohen award for distinguished contributions to teaching and mentorship from APA's Division 5.
Todd D. Little named AAAS Fellow
The world's largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has named Todd D. Little, director of IMMAP and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as a 2012 AAAS Fellow
Where to find us!
You can find the IMMAP located on the second floor of the National Wind Institute building on the Texas Tech campus.