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William H. Batchelder

Professor, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1966, Psychology


B.A., Indiana University, 1962, Chemistry

Phone: (949) 824-7271
Fax: (949) 824-2307
Email: whbatche@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2129 Social Sciences Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Mathematical Models and Measurement Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
   
URL www.cogsci.uci.edu/personnel/batchelder/batchelder.html
   
Academic
Distinctions
1962-65 NDEA Fellowship
1965-66 NIH Fellowship
1969 "Outstanding Teaching Award" University of Illinois
1970- National Chess Master, 1979 Life Master, United States Chess Federation, 1982- Senior Master United States Chess Federation
1989-90 President Society for Mathematical Psychologists
1994 Lauds and Laurels Award for Distinguished Research at UCI
1997 Elected to Society of Experimental Psychologists
2007 First Guest Professor on the Revesz Chair in Psychology at University
of Amsterdam
   
Appointments 1966-70 Assistant Professor Psychology, Department of
Psychology University of Illinois (Urbana)
1970 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
1974-78 Faculty Chairperson, School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine
1977 On Sabbatical Leave. Institute of Mathematical Studies in
the Social Sciences, Stanford University
1986-90 Chair, Mathematical Social Science
1990 Acting Chair, Department of Cognitive Sciences
1995 Visiting Professor ICS and Department of Statistics,
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
1998-03 Director, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences UCI
2001 Visiting Professor, Santa Fe Institute
2007 Visiting Révész Professor Department of Psychology University
of Amsterdam
   
Research
Abstract
Many areas in the psychological and social sciences have advanced by the development of formal methods and theories. My research has been in the development of formalism in several of these areas. Among my recent projects are: (1) developing formal measurement methods to access dynamically changing ability in cognitive skills, such as chess; (2) developing and testing statistical models of learning and memory phenomena that permit the measurement of unobservable cognitive processes; (3) contributing to the foundation of social network theory; (4) developing and testing measurement methods for anthropological fieldwork that permit one to simultaneously calibrate the competency of informants and to aggregate the information they provide to determine their normative cultural knowledge. Students who work with me generally have strong backgrounds and interests in mathematics, statistics, philosophy, and the information sciences
   
Publications France, S. L., & Batchelder, W. H. (In press). Maximum likelihood item easiness models for test theory without an answer key. Educational and Psychological Measurement.
   
  Oravecz, Z., Faust, K., & Batchelder, W. H. (In press). An extended Cultural Consensus Theory model to account for cognitive processes in decision making in social surveys. Sociological Methodology.
   
  Oravecz, Z., Vandekerckhove, J., & Batchelder, W. H. (In press). Bayesian Cultural Consensus Theory. Field Methods.
   
  Anders, R., & Batchelder, W. H. (2013) Cultural Consensus Theory for the ordinal data case. Psychometrika, On Line Publications, (31 pp).
   
  Oravecz, Z., Anders, R., & Batchelder, W. H. (2013). Hierarchical Bayesian modeling for test theory without an answer key. Psychometrika, On Line Publications (24 pp.)
   
  Matzke, D., Dolan, C., Batchelder, W. H., & Wagenmakers, E. J.(2013). Bayesian estimation of multinomial processing tree models with heterogeneity in participants and items. Psychometrika, On Line Publications (31 pp.)
   
  Batchelder, W. H., & Alexander, G. E. (2013). Discrete-state models: Comment on Pazzaglia, Dube, and Rotello. Psychological Bulletin,139, 1204-1212.
   
  Batchelder, W. H., Hu, X., & Riefer, D. M. (2013). Multinomial Modeling. In H.Pashler (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Mind. (pp.538-541). Sage Publications Inc.
   
  Agrawal, K., & Batchelder, W. H. (2012). Cultural consensus theory: Aggregating signed graphs under a balance constraint. In S. J. Yang, A. M. Greenberg, & M. Endsley (Eds.). Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction. LNCS 7227 (pp. 53-60). New York- Springer Verlag.
   
  Batchelder, W. H., & Anders, R. (2012). Cultural consensus theory: Comparing different concepts of cultural truth. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56, 316-332.
   
  Anders, R., & Batchelder, W. H. (2012) Cultural consensus theory for multiple consensus truths. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56, 452-469.
   
  Batchelder, W. H., & Alexander, G. E. (2012).Insight problem solving: A critical examination. Journal of Problem Solving, 5, 56-100.
   
  Gosti, G., & Batchelder, W. H. (2011). Naming on a directed Graph. In J. J. Salerno, J. Y. Shanchieh, D. S. Nau, & S. K. Chai, Social Computing Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction LNCS 6589 (pp. 358-365). New York: Springer.
   
  Batchelder, W. H. (2010). Mathematical Psychology. In L. Nadel (Ed.). Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Sciences. New York Wiley, pp. 759-765.
   
  Batchelder, W. H., Strashny, A., & Romney, A. K. (2010). Cultural Consensus Theory: Aggregating Continuous Responses in a Finite Interval. In S. K. Chai, J. J. Salemo, & P. L. Mabry, Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction 2010 (pp. 98-107). New York: Springer.
   
  Wu, H., Myung, J. I., & Batchelder, W. H. (2010). On the Minimum Description Length Complexity of Multinomial Processing Tree Models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology , 54, 291-303.
   
  Wu, H., Myung, J. I., & Batchelder, W. H. (2010). Minimum Description Length Model Selection of Multinomial Processing Tree Models. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review , 17, 275-286.
   
  Smith, J. B., & Batchelder, W. H. (2010). Beta-MPT: Multinomial Processing Tree Models for Addressing Individual Differences. Journal of Mathematical Psychology , 54, 167-183.
   
  Schmittmann, V. D., Dolan, C. V., Raijmakers, M. E., & Batchelder, W. H. (2010). Parameter Identification in Multinomial Processing Tree Models. Behavior Research Methods , 42, 836-846.
   
  Batchelder, W. H. (2010). Mathematical Psychology. In L. Nadel, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science (pp. 759-765). New York: Wiley.
   
  Purdy, B., & Batchelder, W. H. (2009). A Context-free Language for Binary Multinomial Processing Tree Models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology , 53, 547-561.
   
  Batchelder, W. H., Hu, X., & Smith, J. B. (2009). Multinomial Processing Tree Models for Discrete Choice. Special Issue on New Developments in Multinomial Process Tree Modeling. Zeitschrift fur Psychologie , 217, 149-158.
   
  Batchelder, W. H. (2009). Cultural Consensus Theory: Aggregating Expert Judgments about Ties in a Social Network. In H. Liu, J. Salemo, & M. J. Young, Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction (pp. 24-32). New York: Springer.
   
  Batchelder, W. H. (2009). Cognitive Pscyometrics: Using Multinomial Processing Tree Models as Measurement Tools. In S. E. Embretson, Measuring Psychological Constructs: Advances in Model Based Measurement (Ch.4). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Books.
   
  Batchelder, W. H., & Batchelder, E. (2008). Meta-cognitive Guessing Strategies in Source Monitoring. In J. Dunlosky, & R. A. Bjork, Handbook of Metamemory and Memory (pp. 211-244). LEA Books.
   
  Smith, J. B., & Batchelder, W. H. (2008). Assessing Individual Differences in Categroical Data. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review , 15, 713-730.
   
Grants "Research in the Foundations and Practice of Social measurement" NSF, 2002-2005 (with A.K. Romney, Co-PI)
   
"Developing Culturally Appropriate Screening Tools for Dementia" Alzheimer's Association, 2003-06 (with Ece Batchelder, Co-PI)
   
"Multinomial Processing Tree Models: New Projects and Implementations" NSF, 2006-10, (with Xiangen Hu, Co-PI)
   
"Statistical Development and Application of Cultural Consensus Theory" Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2009-11
   
"Statistical Inference for Cultural Consensus Theory" Army Research Office 2010-13
   
Fellowship from Oakridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) 2012-13
   
Fellowship from Oakridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) 2013-14
   
Professional
Societies
American Statistical Association
Psychonomic Society
Psychometric Society
Society of Experimental Psychologists
Society for Mathematical Psychology
   
Other Experience
Graduate Programs Psychology

Mathematical Behavioral Science

   
Research Center Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
   
   
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Last updated 03/31/2014