Member Since: 1998
Stephen W. Raudenbush, EdD, joined the University of Chicago as the Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the new Committee on Education. Professor Raudenbush is best known for his expertise in quantitative methodology using the advanced research technique of hierarchical linear models, which allows researchers to accurately evaluate data from school performance. His research pursues the development, testing, refinement, and application of statistical methods for individual change. He also researches the effects of social settings, such as schools and neighborhoods. Professor Raudenbush’s research involves the development, testing, refinement, and application of statistical methods for studying individual change and the effects of social settings such as schools, and neighborhoods on change. He is also interested in measuring the social organization of neighborhoods, schools, and classrooms. Evaluation of the reliability and validity of assessments of these social settings borrows from and extends tools from psychometrics, as explained in recent articles in Science, Sociological Methodology, and The American Journal of Sociology. Professor Raudenbush has co-authored a series of articles inPsychological Methods on the design of multilevel and longitudinal experiments. His book with Anthony S. Bryk, Hierarchical Linear Models: 2nd Edition (2002), provides an authoritative account of analytic methods for multilevel data.