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Xinya Liang

Xinya Liang

Assistant Professor of Educational Statistics and Research Methods

College of Education and Health Professions

(RHRC)-Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders

Phone: 479-575-7948

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Structural equation modeling
Multilevel modeling
Bayesian data analysis
Item response theory
Scaling and Equating
Large-scale assessments

ESRM 5393: Statistics in Education and Health Profession
ESRM 6403: Educational Statistics and Data Processing
ESRM 6513: Hierarchical Linear Modeling

Ph.D., Measurement and Statistics, Florida State University, 2014

B.S., Information and Computing Science, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China, 2007

Liang, X. (2015). Challenges and Opportunities for International Students in Graduate Education. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 6(4), 30-39.

Darabi, A., Arrastia-Lloyd, M. C., Nelson, D. W., Liang, X., & Farrell, J. (2015). Learning how the electron transport chain works: independent and interactive effects of instructional strategies and learners’ characteristics. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 20(5), 1135-1148.

Liang, X., & Yang, Y. (2014). An evaluation of WLSMV and Bayesian methods for confirmatory factor analysis with categorical indicators. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 2(1), 17-38.

Darabi, A., Liang, X., Suryavanshi, R., & Yurekli, H. (2013). Effectiveness of online discussion strategies: A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Distance Education, 27(4), 228-241.

Yang, Y., & Liang, X. (2013). Confirmatory factor analysis under violations of distributional and structural assumptions. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 1(1), 61-84.

Darabi, A., Arrastia, M.C., Nelson, D.W., Cornille, T., & Liang, X. (2011). Cognitive presence in asynchronous online learning: A comparison of four discussion strategies. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27(3), 216-227.

Darabi, A., Nelson, D.W., Meeker, R., Liang, X., & Boulware, W. (2010). Effect of worked examples on mental model progression in a computer-based simulation learning environment. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 22(2), 135-147.

Darabi, A., Hemphill, J., Nelson, D.W., Boulware, W., & Liang, X. (2010). Mental model progression in learning the electron transport chain: effects of instructional strategies and cognitive flexibility. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 15(4), 479-489.