Poster Award

Poster Award


The outstanding poster award recognizes excellence in research, poster design and presentation. The awardees will be recognized during the award ceremony and will receive a monetary prize of $500. A complete description of the award criteria is available here.

All first authors of posters exhibited at IMPS who are also presenting their poster during the poster session are eligible. Each eligible poster will be rated by at least two judges during the poster session, and one or two of the top ranked posters will be selected for the award(s).

Year Awardee Details
2022 Emma Somer

Affiliation: McGill University

Title: Examining structural relationships in multigroup models with small samples

2019 Diego Luna-Bazaldua

Affiliation: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Title: Multiple-group propensity score inverse weights truncation: Impact in bias reduction

2018 Mirim Kim

Affiliation: Texas A&M University, USA

Title: Assessing Measurement Invariance on Zero-inflated Measures

  Nana Kim

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Title: An Item Response Model for Discrete Option Multiple Choice Items

  Youmi Suk

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Title: Measuring the Heterogeneity of Individual-level Treatment Effects with Multilevel Observational Data

2017 Justine Loncke

Affiliation: Ghent University, Belgium

Title: Factor Score Regression for Components of the Social Relations Model


Rung-Ching Tsai

Affiliation: National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Title: Accounting for Careless Responding with Bogus Items and Response Time


Yuan Liu

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Effects of Distance and Pattern on Estimates of Piecewise Growth Mixture Model


Stephan Daus

Affiliation: University of Oslo, Norway

Title: Explanatory Item Response Perspectives on Largescale Assessments

  Amanda J. Fairchild

Affiliation: University of South Carolina, USA

Title:  Evaluating the Efficacy of Estimation Strategies for Discrete-time Survival Mediation Effects: A Simulation Study Comparison of the Product of Coefficients and a Potential Outcomes Framework

2014 Phil Chalmers

Affiliation: York University, UK

Title: Graphical Utilities for Semiparametric Structural Equation Models in R

  Kelli Samonte

Affiliation: Uiversity of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Title: Latent Class Analysis of Multidimensional Alternative Constructs

2013 Patrícia Martinková

Affiliation: : Institute of Computer Science Czech Academy of Sciences

Title: Generalized Reliability Used for Comparison of Reliability Estimates in Tests with Binary Items

2012 Jianshen “Cassie” Chen

Affiliation: University of Wisonsin at Madison, USA

Title: Covariate Balance in a Two-Step Bayesian Propensity Score Approach for Observational Studies

  Tufi Machado Soares

Affiliation: Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Title: Understanding the Student’s Anxiety Effect over the Probability of a Correct Answer Using IRT Models

  Myrsini Katsikatsou (oral presentation)

Affiliation: Uppsala University, Sweden

Title: Pairwise Likelihood Estimation for Factor Analysis Models with Ordinal Data

2011 Hsuan-Po Wang

Affiliation: National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan

Title: Invariance of Equating Functions Across Gender Groups of the Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement

  Margot Bennink (oral presentation)

Affiliation: Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Title: Predicting Discrete Macro-Level Outcome Variables with Micro-Level Explanatory Variables: A Latent Class Approach

2010 Ruth E. Mathiowetz

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Title: Comparing Direct and Indirect Approaches for Identifying Classes of Personality Traits

  Leslie Hendrix (oral presentation)

Affiliation: University of South Carolina, USA

Title: PPMC for IRT Model Fit Using a Fast Discrete Posterior Approximation

2009 Hibist Astatke

Affiliation: Population Services International, Washington DC, USA

Title: Testing the Applicability of a Theoretical Model to Predict ITN Use in Ethiopia

  Mariagiula Matteucci (oral presentation)

Affiliation: University of Bologna, Italy

Title: Including Prior Information in CAT Administration

2008 Janke ten Holt

Affiliation: University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Title: Scale Construction and Evaluation in Practice: Factor Analysis versus Item Response Theory

  Zhusahn “Mandy” Li (oral presentation)

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Title: Log-Linear Models as Rasch Models wth Collateral Information

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