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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 social science and medicine, and item response theory

RESEARCH INTEREST
Response style, item response theory, mixture model, 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).
  • Giftness into Flourishing Talents, Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Fund, Jockey Club, Nov 2016 - Jan 2019, Anna Hui (PI in City U), Hui-Fang Chen and Sam Ye (Research team member).
  • 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).


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Journal

  • Chen, H.-F. , Chan, H.Y. & Yeung, J.W.K. (in press). An objective scale for assessing reflective ability in social work practicum. Journal of Social Work Education.
  • Jin, K.-Y. & Chen, H.-F. (in press). MIMIC Approach to Assessing Differential Item Functioning with Control of Extreme Response Style. Behavior Research Methods.
  • Chen, H. -F. & Jin, K.-Y. (Jul 2018). Applying logistic regression to detect differential item functioning in multidimensional data. Frontiers in Psychology. 27. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01302
  • Jin, K. -Y. , Chen, H. -F. & Wang, W. -C. (2018). Mixture Item Response Models for Inattentive Responding Behavior. Organizational Research Methods. 21. 197 - 225. doi:10.1177/0123456789123456
  • Jin, K.-Y. , Chen, H.-F. & Wang, W.-C. (2018). Using Odds Ratios to Detect Differential Item Functioning. Applied Psychological Measurement. 42. 613 - 629. doi:10.1177/0146621618762738
  • 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
  • Chen, H.-F. , Jin, K.-Y. & Wang, W.-C. (2017). Modified logistic regression approaches to eliminating the impact of response styles on differential item functioning assessments. Frontiers in Psychology. 8. 1143 doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01143
  • Chen, H.-F. & Zhu, J. (2017). Optimal items for assessing parental involvement across different groups during middle childhood. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26. 2999 - 3012. doi:10.1007/s10826-017-0809-2
  • Yeung, J. W. K. , Chen, H.-F. , Lo, H. H. M. & Choi, A. W. M. (2017). Relative effects of parenting practices on child development in the context of family processes. Revista de Psicodidactica. 22/2. 102 - 110. doi:10.1387/RevPsicodidact.17198
  • 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.

Book Chapter

  • Jin, K.-Y. , Wu, Y-J. & Chen, H.-F. (in press). Adopting the multi-process approach to detect differential item functioning in Likert scales. IMPS 2018 Proceedings.
  • Chen, H. -F. & Chan, H. Y. (2016). The scale of reflective process in social work practicum. Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS) 2015 Conference Proceedings. (pp. 107 - 118). Springer Science. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1687-5_7
  • 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 - 2018, Abstract Reviewer, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Community Service

  • 2017, Program Committee, Third Taiwan Computer-Human Interaction Workshop (TAICHI).Taiwan.


Service in CityU


Administrative Assignment

  • 2018 - Now, Student Career and Professional Development, Department Leader.
  • 2018 - Now, Student internship , Department leader.
  • 2015 - Now, Bachelor in Psychology, Year coordinator.
  • 2015 - Now, Minors in Applied Psychology and Psychology, Supervisor.
  • 2014 - Now, Marketing and Recruitment Team (4-year major), Member.
  • 2014 - Now, Psychology student internship, Coordinator/Supervisor.

Teaching Service

  • Sep 2016 - Now, Post-graduate, Research Design and Analysis in Psychology.
  • Sep 2015 - Now, Undergraduate, Design and Analysis for Psychology Research I & II.
  • Sep 2015 - Dec 2015, Post-graduate, Social Work Research.
  • Sep 2015 - Dec 2015, Undergraduate, Social Work Research Methods.
  • Jun 2015 - Now, Undergraduate, Basic Psychology I.
  • Jun 2015 - Now, Undergraduate, Psychology Internship.
  • Sep 2014 - Now, Undergraduate, Love, Sex, and Relationships.
  • Sep 2014 - Now, Post-graduate, Psychology Research Paper.
  • Sep 2014 - Now, Undergraduate, Research Project in Psychology.
  • Jan 2014 - Now, Undergraduate, Psychology for Young Professional.


Talks

  • Chen, H.-F. (2019, January). Non-item response theory (IRT) approaches to assessing differential item functioning with control of the impact of extreme response style in self-reported inventories. Invited talk, Institute of Statistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Chen, H.-F. (2018, May). The Application of Rasch analysis in teaching and learning. Invited discussant at the 2018 Seminar of Learning, Measurement and Assessment, and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei.
  • Chen, H.-F. (2015, May). Differential item functioning in educational research. Invited talk, Center for Teacher training, National Sun Yat-San University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Chen, H.-F. (2013, February). Structural equation modeling. ARC Statistical Workshop: Using Statistical Packages for Data Analysis Series II -- Advanced Modeling. Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.


Last update date : 08 Dec 2018