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Ken Kelley

Associate Professor
Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Management

BIO

Ken Kelley is the Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Management in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Kelley's work is on quantitative methodology, where he focuses on the development, improvement, and evaluation of statistical methods. Professor Kelley’s specialties are in the areas of research design, longitudinal data analysis, effect size estimation and confidence interval formation, and statistical computing. Before joining the University of Notre Dame to teach MBA and undergraduate business statistics, Professor Kelley was an Assistant Professor in the Inquiry Methodology Program at Indiana University - Bloomington. In addition to his methodological work, Professor Kelley collaborates widely on statistical and measurement issues with colleagues on a variety of important topics. Professor Kelley is an Accredited Professional Statistician™ (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association and associate editor of Psychological Methods.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

EDUCATION

TEACHING

  • Advanced Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Inference in Business
  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Managers
  • Statistics in Business
  • Advanced Managerial Statistics
  • BAMG

HOMEPAGE

PUBLICATIONS

"An eye for relations: eye-tracking indicates long-term negative effects of operational thinking on understanding of math equivalence," (with D. L. Chesney, N. M. McNeil, J. R. Brockmole, ),  Memory & Cognition, 41, September, 2013, 1079-1095.

"Accuracy in parameter estimation for ANCOVA and ANOVA contrasts: Sample size planning via narrow confidence intervals," (with K. Lai, ),  British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 65, 2012.

"Estimation and confidence interval formation for reliability coefficients of homogeneous measurement instruments," (with Ying Cheng),  Methodology, 8, 2012, 39-50.

"Longitudinal analysis of the relations between opportunities to learn about science and the development of interests related to science," (with Joyce Alexander, Kathy Johnson, ),  Science Education, 96, 2012, 763-786.

"Longitudinal gender and age bias in a prominent amateur new media community," (with Jonathan Warren, S. M. Stoerger, ),  New Media & Society, 14, 2012, 7-27.

"On effect size," (with K. J. Preacher),  Psychological Methods, 17, 2012, 137-152.

"Sample size planning for composite reliability coefficients: Accuracy in parameter estimation via narrow confidence intervals," (with L. J. Terry, ),  British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 65, 2012, 371-401.

"A comparison of two-group classification methods," (with J. E. Holden, W. H. Finch, ),  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71, 2011, 870-901.

"Accuracy in parameter estimation for targeted effects in structural equation modeling: Sample size planning for narrow confidence intervals," (with K. Lai, ),  Psychological Methods, 16, 2011, 127-148.

"Accuracy in parameter estimation for the root mean square error of approximation: Sample size planning for narrow confidence intervals," (with Keke Lai, ),  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 46, 2011, 1-32.

"Effect size measures for mediation models: Quantitative strategies for communicating indirect effects," (with K. J. Preacher, ),  Psychological Methods, 16, 2011, 93-115.

"Sample Size Planning for Longitudinal Models: Accuracy in Parameter Estimation for Polynomial Change Parameters," (with Joseph R. Rausch),  Psychological Methods, 16, 2011, 391-405.

"A priori Monte Carlo simulation (Entry),"  In N. J. Salkind, D. M. Dougherty, & B. Frey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of research design, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1, 2010, 37-38.

"Accuracy in parameter estimation (AIPE) (Entry). ,"  In N. J. Salkind, D. M. Dougherty, & B. Frey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of research design, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1, 2010, 2-4.

"MBESS (Entry),"  In N. J. Salkind, D. M. Dougherty, & B. Frey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of research design, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2, 2010, 778-779.

"Monte Carlo Simulation Study (Entry),"  In N. J. Salkind, D. M. Dougherty, & B. Frey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of research design, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2, 2010, 830-832.

"Sample size planning (Entry),"  In N. J. Salkind, D. M. Dougherty, & B. Frey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of research design, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 3, 2010, 1301-1302.

"Sample size planning (Entry),"  In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.). Corsini's Encyclopedia of Psychology, 3, 2010, 1301-1302.

"Social contagion and information technology diffusion: The adoption of electronic medical records in U.S. hospitals," (with Corey Angst, R. Agarwal, V. Sambamurthy, ),  Management Science, 56, 2010, 1219-1241.

"The effects of initially misclassified data on the effectiveness of discriminant function analysis and finite mixture modeling," (with J. E. Holden, ),  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 70, 2010, 55-66.

"A comparison of linear and mixture models for discriminant analysis under nonnormality," (with J. R. Rausch, ),  Behavior Research Methods, 41, 2009, 85-98.

"Estimation (point and interval) (Entry),"  In L. E. Sullivan, R. B. Johnson, C. C. Mercado, & K. J. Terry (Eds.), The Sage glossary of the social and behavioral sciences , Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009, 184.

"The average rate of change for continuous time models,"  Behavior Research Methods, 41, 2009, 268-278.

"Analyzing change: A primer on multilevel models with applications to nephrology," (with J. E. Holden, R. Agarwal),  American Journal of Nephrology, 28, 2008, 792-801.

"Delineating the average rate of change," (with S. E. Maxwell),  Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 3, 2008, 307-332.

"Diagnosing hypertension by intradialytic blood pressure recordings," (with R. Agarwal, T. Metiku, G. G. Tegegne, R. P. Light, Z. Bunaye, D. M. Bekele),  Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 3, 2008, 1364-1372.

"Diagnosis for covariance structure models by analyzing the path," (with C. D. Kouros, K-H. Yuan),  Structural Equation Modeling, 15, 2008, 564-602.

"Diagnostic utility of blood volume monitoring in hemodialysis patients," (with R. Agarwal, R. L. Light),  American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 51, 2008, 242-254.

"Infant temperament moderates relations between maternal parenting in early childhood and children's adjustment in first grade," (with A. D. Stright, K. C. Gallagher),  Child Development, 79, 2008, 186-200.

"Interpreting results of clinical trials: A conceptual framework," (with A. K. Singh, R. Agarwal),  Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 3, 2008, 1246-1252.

"Nonlinear change models in populations with unobserved heterogeneity,"  Methodology, 4, 2008, 97-112.

"Patterns of clinical functioning over time for young people served in a system of care," (with J. A. Anderson, E. R. Wright, H. E. Kooreman),  Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 16, 2008, 90-104.

"Sample size planning for statistical power and accuracy in parameter estimation," (with S. E. Maxwell, J. R. Rausch),  Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 2008, 537-563.

"Sample size planning for the squared multiple correlation coefficient: Accuracy in parameter estimation via narrow confidence intervals,"  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 43, 2008, 524-555.

"The development of conceptual interests in young children," (with J. M. Alexander, K. E. Johnson, M. E. Leibham),  Cognitive Development, 23, 2008, 324-334.

"Confidence intervals for standardized effect sizes: Theory, application, and implementation,"  Journal of Statistical Software, 20, 2007, 1-24.

"Methods for the Behavioral, Educational, and Social Sciences: An R Package,"  Behavior Research Methods, 39, 2007, 979-984.

"Proteinuria is a determinant of quality of life in diabetic nephropathy: Modeling lagged effects with path analysis," (with O. T. Aricak, R. L. Light, R. Agarwal),  American Journal of Nephrology, 27, 2007, 488-494.

"Sample size planning for the coefficient of variation from the accuracy in parameter estimation approach,"  Behavior Research Methods, 39, 2007, 755-766.

"Trended cosinor change model for analyzing hemodynamic rhythm patterns in hemodialysis patients," (with R. L. Light, R. Agarwal),  Hypertension, 50, 2007, 143-150.

"Nonlinear change models in heterogeneous populations: The latent classification differential change model,"  Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning, 5, 2006, Bloomington, IN, 6 pages.

"Sample size planning for the standardized mean difference: Accuracy in parameter estimation via narrow confidence intervals," (with J. R. Rausch),  Psychological Methods, 2006, 363-385.

"The effects of nonnormal distributions on confidence intervals around the standardized mean difference: Bootstrap and parametric confidence intervals,"  Educational and Psychological Measurement , 65, 2005, 51-69.

"Assessing the assumption of symmetric proximity measures in the context of multidimensional scaling,"  Journal of Applied Measurement, 5, 2004, 419-429.

"Analytic methods for questions pertaining to a randomized pretest, posttest, follow-up design," (with J. R. Rausch, S. E. Maxwell),  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32, 2003, 467-486.

"Obtaining power or obtaining precision: Delineating methods of sample-size planning," (with S. E. Maxwell, J. R. Rausch),  Evaluation and the Health Professions, 26, 2003, 258-287.

"Sample size for multiple regression: Obtaining regression coefficients that are accurate, not simply significant," (with S. E. Maxwell),  Psychological Methods, 8, 2003, 305-321.

Book Articles and Chapters

Multiple Regression, (with Jocelyn Holden), Handbook of quantitative methods for educational research (November2013).

Effect size and sample size planning, The Oxford handbook of quantitative methods (2012).

Sample size planning, (with S. Maxwell), APA handbook of research methods in psychology (2012).

Sample size planning and ethics, (with S. E. Maxwell, ), Handbook of Ethics in Quantitative Methodology (2011).

Multiple regression, (with S. E. Maxwell), In G. R. Hancock & R. O. Mueller (Eds.), Quantitative methods in the social and behavioral sciences: A guide for researchers and reviewers (with S. E. Maxwell) (2010).

Sample size planning with applications to multiple regression: Power and accuracy for omnibus and targeted effects, In P. Alasuuta, L. Bickman, & J. Brannen (Eds), The Sage handbook of social research methods (with S. E. Maxwell) (2008).

Using R for data analysis: A best practice for research, In J. Osbourne (Ed.), Best practices in quantitative methods (with K. Lai & P-J. Wu) (2008).

Books

Multilevel Modeling in R, (with W. H. Finch, J. H. Bolin, ), Taylor & Francis ().

PRESENTATIONS

Carrie Queenan, Eve D Rosenzweig, Ken Kelley, POMS: Production and Operations Management Society, "National Culture and the Service-Profit Chain: A Longitudinal Study in the Hotel Industry," (May 2013).

Ken Kelley, Lai Keke, International Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Psychometric Society, Athens, GA, "Sample size planning to obtain narrow confidence intervals for the RMSEA," ( 2010).

Ken Kelley, Lai Keke, Joint Statistics Meeting, American Statistical Association and Other Statistical Societies, Vancouver, Canada, "Sample size planning to obtain narrow confidence intervals for the RMSEA. A talk given at the Joint Statistics Meeting," ( 2010).

Ken Kelley, Joseph R. Rausch, Joint Statistics Meeting, American Statistical Association and other statistics societies/associations , Washington, DC, "Accuracy in parameter estimation for group effects in longitudinal models: Sample size planning for narrow confidence intervals," (July31, 2009).

Ken Kelley, Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, "Accuracy in parameter estimation for the RMSEA," (November 2008).

Ken Kelley, Psychometric Society Annual Meeting, Psychometric Society, Durham, NH, "The average rate of change in longitudinal models," (June 2008).

Ken Kelley, (with J. E. Holden), American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, "Effects of misclassified data on two methods of classification analysis: A Monte Carlo simulation study," (March 2008).

Ken Kelley, Terry J. Leann, , American Psychological Association Annual Convention, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, "Accuracy in parameter estimation for composite reliability coefficients," ( 2007).

Ken Kelley, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, "Accuracy in parameter estimation for omnibus and targeted effects in analysis of variance," (August 2007).

Ken Kelley, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, "Accuracy in parameter estimation for standardized means, mean differences, and contrasts," (April 2007).

Ken Kelley, (with A. D. Stright), Society for Research in Child Development Meeting, Boston, MA, "Temperament and parenting across early childhood: Growth mixture modeling using the NICHD Study of early child care," (March 2007).

Ken Kelley, Psychometric Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, "Sample size planning for the squared multiple correlation coefficient: Accuracy in Parameter Estimation via narrow confidence intervals," (June 2006).

Ken Kelley, (with A. D. Stright & K. C. Gallagher), American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, "Children's temperament moderates the relations between maternal parenting and children's adjustment to school," (April 2006).

Ken Kelley, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, Fort Myers, FL, "Estimating nonlinear growth models in heterogenous populations when class membership is unknown: Defining and developing the latent classification differential change model," (October 2004).

Ken Kelley, (with D. K. Lapsley, K. Daytner, and S. E. Maxwell), American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, "Teacher aides, class size and academic achievement: An evaluation of Indiana's Prime Time," (April 2002).

Ken Kelley, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, "95 Million t tests: The empirical findings when the assumption of independence is violated in the two-sample t test," (May 2000).