Joshua N. Pritikin

Activist, July 2015

Joshua N. Pritikin

Mr. Pritikin's area of concentration is quantitative psychology. His advisors are Steven Boker and Karen Schmidt.

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Falk, C. F. & Pritikin, J. N. (in press). Computer programming in quantitative analysis. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Pritikin, J. N. (in press). A comparison of parameter covariance estimation methods for item response models in an Expectation-Maximization framework. Cogent Psychology.

Pritikin, J. N., Rappaport, L. M., & Neale, M. C. (in press). Likelihood-based confidence intervals for a parameter with upper or lower bounds. Structural Equation Modeling.

Neale, M. C., Hunter, M. D., Pritikin, J. N., Zahery, M., Brick, T. R., Kirkpatrick, R., Estabrook, R., Bates, T. C., Maes, H., Boker, S. M. (2016). OpenMx 2.0: Extended structural equation and statistical modeling. Psychometrika, 81(2), 535-549. PDF

Pritikin, J. N. (2016). A computational note on the application of the Supplemented EM algorithm to Item Response Models. arXiv: 1605.00860

Pritikin, J. N. (2016, March). Data for Boker et al (2009). Open Science Framework. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/TJQ24

Pritikin, J. N. & Schmidt, K. M. (2016). Model builder for Item Factor Analysis with OpenMx. R Journal, 8(1), 182-203. PDF

Boker, S. M., Brick, T. R., Pritikin, J. N., Wang, Y., von Oertzen, T., Brown, D. ... Neale, M. C. (2015). Maintained individual data distributed likelihood estimation. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50(6), 706-720. PDF

Kelly, G., Mobbs, S., Pritikin, J. N., Mayston, M., Mather, M., Rosenbaum, P., Henderson, R., & Forsyth, R. (2015). Gross Motor Function Measure-66 trajectories in children recovering after severe acquired brain injury. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 57(3), 241-247. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12592 DOCX

Pritikin, J. N., Hunter, M. D., & Boker, S. M. (2015). Modular open-source software for Item Factor Analysis. Educational and Psychological Measurement. 75(3), 458-474. doi:10.1177/0013164414554615 PDF

Pritikin, J. N., & Schmidt, K. (2013). A self-report measure for familiarity with mental silence. In W. v. Moer, D. A. Çelik, & J. L. Hochheimer (Eds.), Spirituality in the 21st Century: Journeys beyond Entrenched Boundaries (pp. 23-31), Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press. PDF

Pritikin, J. N. (2007). We ought to characterize dyadic prospects. International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction: Doctoral Consortium, Lisbon, Portugal. PDF

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Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
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