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Some number freaks are well endowed in other abilities, but some of them are otherwise mediocre." - L.L. Thurstone

Knowing how to logically design a research study and properly analyze the gathered data are two of the most critical knowledge tools a student can acquire during his or her training. The Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy at Texas Tech University are dedicated to the complementary missions of (a) training students at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels in state-of-the-science methodology and data analysis and (b) providing best-practice support to students, staff, and faculty in the conduct of their research. These pages provide a portal to our quantitative training and support resources. On the side bar, you'll find information about the center and our training programs, including the new social and behavioral sciences methodology minor for undergraduates, our graduate training program, and our very popular summer institutes on advanced methods (affectionately referred to as the TTU 'Stats Camps'). You'll also find ample resources for support of your quantitative needs, including our friendly and useful TTU tools, TTU guides, and TTU links.
We encourage you to join our announcement list serve (Methods-L) so you can be informed of events and talks related to methodology. Specifically, Methods-L is an announcement list whereby we periodically inform the TTU community about methodology related events or activities that may be of broad interest to researchers at TTU. 

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 the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, & Policy (IMMAP) and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as a 2012 AAAS Fellow

About Us

Todd D. Little

Professional Biography

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.educ.ttu.edu) 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. He organizes and teaches in the internationally renowned "Stats Camps" each June (see statscamp.org for details). 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.

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Jaehoon (Jason) Lee

Professional Biography

Dr. Lee is an Assistant professor of Educational Psychology and Leadership and the co-director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy (IMMAP) at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. His research interests are primarily in the evaluations and applications of latent variable modeling, multilevel modeling, mixture modeling, item response theory, propensity score analysis, survey data analysis, and Bayesian statistics. His recent research investigates the performance of multilevel confirmatory factor analysis, and Bayesian mixture modeling with regard to the choice of prior distributions. He has provided design and statistical consultation on major research grants including over 30 successful proposals and +60 submissions.


Daniel Bontempo

Professional Biography

Dr. Bontempo is the Research Assistant Professor for the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy (IMMAP) at Texas Tech University.


Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis & Policy