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Dr. Hui-Fang Chen (陳慧芳博士)

University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA, Ph.D. in Quantitative Research Methods
National Chung Cheng University, Chia-yi, Taiwan M.S. and B.S. in Psychology
Certificate of Elementary School Teacher, Education Bureau, Taiwan

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y7421 AC1
Phone: 34422972
Email: hfchen@cityu.edu.hk
EXPERTISE
Survey research, applied measurement in education and medicine, Rasch analysis, and item response theory

RESEARCH INTEREST
Validity and reliability, item response theory, Rasch analysis. mixture model, multilevel analysis, and applied measurement.


Award and Achievement

  • 2009 “Miller scholarship for doctoral dissertation” University of Denver.
  • 2008 “Miller Scholarship” University of Denver.
  • 2008 “Graduate’s Dean Scholarship” University of Denver.
  • 2007 “Miller Research and Travel Support Fund” University of Denver.
  • 2006 “College of Education Student Association (COESA) Graduate Student Funding” University of Denver.
  • 2005 “Inno School Teaching and Curriculum Involvement of Nationwide School Management Creativity Award” Education Bureau, Taiwan.


Previous Experience

  • Apr 2012 - Nov 2013, Post-doctoral fellow, The Education University of Hong Kong.
  • Oct 2010 - Mar 2012, Post-doctoral fellow, Chang Gung University .


Research Grant

  • Developing a New Class of Approaches to Detecting and Controlling the Impact of Response Styles in Rating or Likert Scales, Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council, Amount: HKD $765,510, Jan 2017 - Dec 2019, Hui-Fang Chen (PI).
  • Consultancy Services for Research on Evaluating the Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services, Department of Social Welfare, HKSAR, Amount: HKD $2,579,706, 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2018, Hui-Fang Chen (Co-I).
  • Rater Severity in Self- and Peer-Evaluation, Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $168,407, 1 Jan 2016 - 31 Aug 2017, Hui-Fang Chen (PI).
  • A New Class of Approaches to Ensuring Measurement Invariance in Rating or Likert Scales: The Impact from Individual Preferences in Response Scale Usage, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HKD $100,000, 1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016, Hui-Fang Chen (PI).
  • Influence of Test Design on Assessment of Differential Item Functioning, Start-up Grant, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HKD $199,985, 1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sep 2016, Hui-Fang Chen (PI).


Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


Journal

  • Chen, H.-F. , Jin, K.-Y. & Wang, W.-C. (in press). Modified logistic regression approaches to eliminating the impact of response styles on differential item functioning assessments. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Chen, H.-F. & Zhu, J. (in press). Optimal items for assessing parental involvement across different groups during middle childhood. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-017-0809-2
  • Yeung, J. W. K. , Chen, H.-F. , Lo, H. H. M. & Choi, A. W. M. (in press). Relative effects of parenting practices on child development in the context of family processes. Revista de Psicodidactica.
  • Jin, K. -Y. , Chen, H. -F. & Wang, W. -C. (in press). The confirmatory mixture IRT Model for inattentive responses. Organizational Research Methods. doi:10.1177/0123456789123456
  • Leung, L. T. W. M. & Chen, H.-F. (2017). Hong Kong parents’ view on sex, marriage, and homosexuality. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26/6. 1573 - 1582. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0594-3
  • Wang, W.-C. , Chen, H.-F. & Jin, K. -Y. (2015). Item response theory models for wording effects in mixed-format scales. Educational and Psychological Measurement. 75/01. 157 - 178. doi:10.1177/0013164414528209
  • Chen, H. -F. , Wu, C-Y. , Lin, K.-H. , Jang, Yuh. , Lin, S.-H. & Cheng, J.-W. (2014). Measurement properties of streamlined Wolf Motor Function Test in patients at subacute to chronic stages after stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 28. 839 - 846. doi:10.1177/1545968314526643
  • Chen, H. -F. , Wu, C.Y. , Lin, K.C. , Chen, C.L. , Huang, P.C. , Hsieh, C.J. & Liu, J.S. (2013). Rasch validation of a combined measure of basic and extended daily life functioning after stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 27(2). 125 - 132.
  • Lin, K.C. , Chen, H.F. , Wu, C.Y. , Yu, T.Y. & Ouyang, P. (2012). Multidimensional Rasch validation of the Frenchay Activities Index in stroke patients receiving rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 44. 58 - 64.
  • Chen, H.F. , Lin, K.C. , Wu, C.Y. & Chen, C.L. (2012). Rasch validation and predictive validity of the Action Research Arm Test in patients receiving stroke rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 93(6). 1039 - 1045.
  • Chen, H.F. , Wu, C.Y. , Lin, K.C. , Chen, H.C. , Chen, C.P.C. & Chen, C.K. (2012). Rasch validation of the streamlined Wolf Motor Function Test in patients with chronic and subacute stroke. Physical Therapy. 92(8). 1017 - 1026.
  • Chen, H.F. , Wu, C.Y. , Lin, K.C. , Li, M.W. & Yu, M.W. (2012). Validity, reliability, and responsiveness of a short version of the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale (SS-QoL-12) in patients receiving rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 44(8). 629 - 636.
  • Lin, K.C. , Chen, H.F. , Chen, C.L. , Wang, T.N. , Wu, C.Y. , Hsieh, Y.W. & Wu, L.L. (2012). Validity, responsiveness, minimal detectable change, and minimal clinically important change of the Pediatric Motor Activity Log in children with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 33. 570 - 577.
  • Chen, H.F. & Green, K.E. (2010). Minimization as an alternative to unrestricted randomization in educational research. Educational Research Quarterly. 34(1). 3 - 17.

Conference Paper

  • Jin, K. -Y. , Chen, H. -F. & Wang, W. -C. (Apr 2017). Using log odds in differential item functioning assessments. Presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education. San Antonio. USA: National Council on Measurement in Education.
  • Chen, H. -F. , Jin, K. -Y. & Wang, W. -C. (Jul 2016). Differentiating multiple response styles in mixed-format items. Presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society. Asheville. USA: The Psychometric Society.
  • Chen, H. -F. , Jin, K. -Y. & Wang, W. -C. (Apr 2016). Modeling acquiescence and extreme response styles and wording effects in mixed-format items. Presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education. Washington DC. USA: National Council on Measurement in Education.
  • Chen, H.-F. , Jin, K.-Y. & Wang, W.-C. (Apr 2015). Factors influencing the LR for detecting DIF in within-item multidimensional data. Presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education. Chicago. USA: National Council on Measurement in Education.
  • Chen, H.F. , Jin, K.Y. & Wang, W.C. (Apr 2014). Assessing DIF in multidimensional items with the logistic regression method. Presented at the Annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. Philadelphia. PA, USA: .
  • Jin, K.Y. , Chen, H.F. & Wang, W.C. (Apr 2014). Modeling effects of negatively-worded items with bifactor IRT models. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia. PA, USA: .
  • Chen, H.F. , Wu, C.Y. & Lin, K.C. (Aug 2013). Discovering the recovery after stroke from early to late stages. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium. Kaohsiung. Taiwan: .
  • Chen, H.F. , Jin, K.Y. & Wang, W.C. (Jul 2013). Modeling the influence of interactions among subgroups on differential item functioning detection using the logistic regression and the item response theory approach. Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society. Arnhem. Netherlands: .
  • Jin, K.Y. , Chen, H.F. & Wang, W.C. (Dec 2012). Assessing differential item functioning when interactions among subgroups exist. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Taiwan Education Research Association. Kaohsiung. Taiwan: .
  • Chen, H.F. , Wu, C.Y. & Lin, K.C. (Aug 2012). Rasch validation of a combined measure of basic and extended daily life functioning after stroke. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium. JianXin. China: .
  • Lin, K.C. , Chen, H.F. , Wang, T.N. , Wu, C.Y. & Hsieh, Y.W. (May 2012). Clinimetric properties of the Pediatric Motor Activity Log in children with cerebral palsy receiving rehabilitation. Poster presented at the 7th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation. Melbourne. Australia: .
  • Chen, H.F. & Zhang, D. (Dec 2011). The longitudinal factor structure of parental involvement measure for children in the United States. Paper presented at the World Educational Research Association 2011 Focal Meeting. Kaohsiung. Taiwan: .
  • Chen, H.F. & Zhang, D. (Dec 2011). The long-term impact of parental involvement on students' academic achievement: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort in the United States. Paper presented at the World Educational Research Association 2011 Focal Meeting. Kaohsiung: Taiwan.
  • Zhang, D. & Chen, H.F. (Aug 2010). Factor structure of parental involvement in elementary school. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. San Diego. CA: .
  • Chen, H.F. (May 2010). Optimal items for assessing parent involvement in middle childhood identified using Rasch model: Findings from the ECLS-K dataset. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. Denver. CO: .

Book Chapter

  • Jin, K.-Y. , Chen, H. -F. & Wang, W. -C. (2015). Assessing Differential Item Functioning in Multiple Grouping Variables with Factorial Logistic Regression. Quantitative Psychology Research: The 78th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society. (pp. 243 - 260). Heidelberg New York; Dordrecht London. Springer. 978-3-319-07502-0. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07503-7


External Services


Public Service

  • 2016 - Now, Journal reviewer, Journal of Applied Psychological Measurement.
  • 2016 - Now, Journal reviewer, Journal of Educational Measurement.
  • 2015 - 2016, Journal reviewer, European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
  • 2015 - 2016, Journal reviewer, Thinking Skills and Creativity .
  • 2013, Journal Reviewer, Educational Psychology.
  • 2013, Session Chair, The 78th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society.
  • 2012, Editorial Board, Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice.
  • 2010 - 2017, Abstract Reviewer, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Community Service

  • 2017, Program Committee member, TAICHI 17.Taiwan.


Last update date : 23 Jun 2017