Department of Educational Psychology
Razia Azen teaches basic and advanced statistics courses. Her research focuses primarily on statistical models that have a wide range of applications in the social sciences and beyond. The main goals of her research are to develop methods that can address a wide variety of research questions and to aid researchers in properly applying statistical methods and interpreting statistical information.
Azen has published in the area of psychological and educational statistics in journals such as Psychological Methods, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. In addition she has collaborated on research projects in the area of educational measurement that were published in Educational and Psychological Measurement as well as Applied Measurement in Education. She has also co-authored research projects using meta-analysis and mediation analysis in applied areas such as counseling psychology.
She received her M.S. in statistics and her A.M. and Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Azen's current research projects include the investigation and improvement of statistical methods such as dominance analysis for comparing predictors in general linear models, including linear, hierarchical and multivariate models. In addition, she is investigating applications of the bootstrap technique and co-writing a textbook on categorical data analysis.
Professional Service (Editorial Boards, Offices)
Azen is a member of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association and served as the chair of the membership committee of that division. She reviews manuscripts for various journals, including Psychological Methods, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.