Emilie (Rausch) Shireman

Graduate Research Fellow

107 Psychology Building

Research Interests

During my doctoral training, I examined the degree to which analytic and data decisions made by applied researchers, especially those which are typically thought to be inconsequential to the results of the analysis, affect the results of mixture-based research. This includes data aggregation, selection of a software program, and use of a specific fit index for model selection.

Selected Publications

Shireman, E.M., Steinley, D. & Brusco, M. (in press). Local optima in mixture modeling. Multivariate Behavioral Research.

Shireman, E.M., Steinley, D., & Brusco, M. (in press). Examining the e ffect of initialization strategies on the results of Gaussian mixture modeling. Behavior Research Methods.

Shireman, E., Steinley, D., & Sher, K. (2015). Sex di fferences in the latent class structure of alcohol use disorder: Does (dis)aggregation of indicators matter? Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23(4), 291-301.

Shireman, E. (2015). Abstract: Classi cation quality and locally optimal solutions in a mixture model. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 143.

Cramer, R. J., Johnson, S. M., McLaughlin, J., Rausch, E. M., & Conroy, M. A. (2013). Suicide risk assessment training for psychology doctoral programs: Core competencies and a framework for training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7(1), 1.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Brusco, M. J., Shireman, E., & Steinley, D. (2015). A comparison of latent class, K-means, and K-median method for clustering dichotomous data. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Shireman, E.M., & Steinley, D. (2015). Evaluating the majority rule model selection heuristic for mixture modeling. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Shireman, E.M. (2015). Modeling groups using the skew-t distribution: A comparison to the traditional Gaussian model. Manuscript in preparation.

Shireman, E.M., Steinley, D., & Wood, P.K. (2015). On the use of the latent pro file analysis for longitudinal data Manuscript in preparation.

Shireman, E.M., Steinley, D., Piasecki, T.M., Vinson, D., & Sher, K. (2015). An examination of the eff ect of item characteristics on measuring alcohol consumption: Implications for data pooling. Manuscript in preparation.

Shireman, E.M. & Steinley, D. (2015). Examining the efficacy of taxometric techniques for classifi cation: A comparison to normal mixture modeling. Manuscript in preparation.