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Laura Stapleton (HDQM)
Laura Stapleton
Contact Information:
Room: 1230C Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-1933
E-mail: lstaplet@umd.edu

Laura Stapleton (Ph.D., University of Maryland)
Associate Professor; Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

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Research Interests | Bio | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

Analysis of administrative data and survey data obtained under complex sampling designs; multilevel latent variable models; tests of mediation within a multilevel framework

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Professional Biography

Laura M. Stapleton is an Associate Professor in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. Additionally, she serves as the Associate Director of the Research Branch of the Maryland State Longitudinal Data System Center.  She joined the faculty of EDMS in Fall 2011 after being on the faculty in Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin.

Each year she serves on the faculty of the National Center for Education Research (NCER) funded Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster Randomized Trials at Northwestern University.

Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation from the University of Maryland in 2001, she was an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and, subsequently, conducted educational research at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and as Associate Director of institutional research at the University of Maryland.

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Selected Publications

Stapleton, L. M., Harring, J. R., Lee, D. (in press). Sampling weight considerations for multilevel modeling of panel data. In Harring, J. R., Stapleton, L. M. & Beretvas, S. N. (Eds.) Advances in multilevel modeling for educational research: Addressing practical issues found in real-world applications. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing,Inc.

Stapleton, L. M. (2013).  Incorporating sampling weights into single- and multi-level models.  In L. Rutkowski, M. von Davier, & D. Rutkowski (Eds).  A handbook of international large-scale assessment, (pp. 353-388). London: Chapman Hall/CRC Press.

Stapleton, L. M. (2013). Using multilevel structural equation modeling techniques with complex sample data. In G. R. Hancock & R. O. Mueller (Eds), Structural equation modeling: A second course (2nd ed.) (pp. 521-562). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Stapleton, L. M., Pituch, K. A., & Dion, E. (in press). Standardized effect size measures for mediation analysis in cluster-randomized trials. Journal of Experimental Education. doi: 10.1080/00220973.2014.919569

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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