Publications

View a range of books and journals and stay up to date with Quant-DARE events.

Teaching notes and guidelines

Professor Gavin Brown has been posting on his blog site useful explanatory material for a number of quantitative methods that the team can help with.

Go to the following links for help:

a. Survey Research

b. Item Response Theory

c. Positively Packed Rating Scales

d. Confirmatory Factor Analysis

e. Invariance Testing

f. Structural Equation Modeling

g. Latent Curve Modeling

Professor Brown taught a week-long course on factor analysis at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow in August 2019.

View the course materials

View the video lectures

Commissioned Reports

The following reports are confidential analyses conducted for the commissioning group. They are listed here to demonstrate the range of skills Quant-DARE have to offer.

  • Mei, B. (2020). Social Media Usage among NZ Refugee Populations: Preliminary Report (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #2020_01). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Mei, B. (2020). Social Media Usage among NZ Refugee Populations: Clusters (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #2020_02). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Mei, B. (2020). Social Media Usage among NZ Refugee Populations: Factor Analysis (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #2020_03). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Brown, S., Alansari, M., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2019). Navigating Maori Success: Exploring the Beliefs, Attitudes, and Aspirations of Youth over Time [Summer scholar research report to I Have A Dream (IHAD) Charitable Trust]. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Alansari, M., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2018). Navigating Success: Exploring the Beliefs, Attitudes, and Aspirations of Youth over Time: Milestone 2 Report on 2017 End of Year Data [report to I Have A Dream (IHAD) Charitable Trust]. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Alansari, M., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2018). Navigating Success: Exploring the Beliefs, Attitudes, and Aspirations of Youth over Time: Milestone 1 Report on 2017 Baseline Data [report to I Have A Dream (IHAD) Charitable Trust]. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Meyer, F., Alansari, M., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2018). An Evaluation of the Implementation of the IHAD Programme: Perceptions of Programme Delivery, Effectiveness and Coherence [report to I Have A Dream (IHAD) Charitable Trust]. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Sinnema, C., Alansari, M., & Turner, H. (2018). The Promise of Improvement through and of the Teacher Led Innovation Fund: Evaluation of the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.Brown, G. T. L. (2018, November). Response to Ministry of Education Equity Index – Technical Report. [Confidential Report]. The University of Auckland: Auckland, NZ.
  • Park, J. J. (2018). Structural Equation Modelling: GISC Survey (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #13). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Park, J. J. (2018). Factor Mean Comparison and Structural Equation Modeling: GISC Survey (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #12). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Park, J. J. (2018). Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis: GISC Survey (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #11). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Park, J. J. (2018). Data Preparation: GISC Survey (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #10). The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Asil, M., & Brown, G. T. L. (2014, August). Predicting NCEA Achievement from Year 9 and 10 Standardised Test Data: StarPath Data Report (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #1). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit.
  • Magyar, B., & Brown, G. T. L. (2014, December). School Effects in NCEA Achievement: StarPath Data Preliminary Analysis (Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #3). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit.
  • Courtney, M. G. R., & Brown, G. T. L. (2015, October). Kia Eke Panuku Year 9 and 10 Data Analysis Plan (KEP Analyst Team Technical Report). Auckland, NZ. The University of Auckland, Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit.
  • Courtney, M. G. R., & Brown, G. T. L. (2015, October). Kia Eke Panuku Retention, Engagement, and Te Reo Data Analysis Plan (KEP Analyst Team Technical Report). Auckland, NZ. The University of Auckland, Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit.
  • Kushner, S., Cochise, A., Courtney, M., Sinnema, C., & Brown, G. (2015, September). ‘A case study in whole-school innovation’ (Final Report to the International Baccalaureate Regional Office (Singapore) from an Independent Evaluation of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in Aotearoa New Zealand). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland.
  • Courtney, M. G. R., & Brown, G. T. L. (2015, March). Evaluation of Student Performance in International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme Schools in New Zealand: Preliminary Report (IB PYP Evaluation Project—Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #9). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education.
  • Courtney, M. G. R., & Brown, G. T. L. (2015, February). School Effects in NCEA Achievement (StarPath Data Analysis—Quant-DARE Tech. Rep. #7). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education.
  • Brown, G. T. L. (2015, February). Equating PAT and e-asTTle Scores (Quant-DARE Stat. Note #3). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit.
  • Brown, G. T. L. (2014, May). The Akaike Information Criterion (Quant‐DARE Stat. Note #2). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education.
  • Brown, G. T. L. (2014, March). The Gamma Hat index (Quant‐DARE Stat. Note #1). Auckland, NZ: The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education.

Recent Publications

Cluster Analysis

Differential Item Functioning

  • Brown, G. T. L., AlQassab, M., Bulut, O., & Xiao, J. (2019, accepted). Detecting differential item functioning of polytomous items in small samples: Comparison of MIMIC with a Pure Anchor and MIMIC-Interaction methods. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling.

Factor analysis, including confirmatory factor analysis, invariance testing, bifactor analysis

Latent Curve Modeling

Method Advice

Rasch Analysis 

Test Validity

  • Shah, R., Brown, G., Keegan, P., Burakevych, N., Harding, J. E., & McKinlay, C. (2020). Teacher rating versus measured academic achievement: Implications for paediatric research. Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health. Online First. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14824