Cong (Carol) Chen
Before joining the QUERIES program in 2011 Fall, I obtained my master of art degree in Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) in China with a focus on Chinese language testing. My experiences in testing development and research motivated me to pursuing a PhD study at QUERIES to learn more cutting-edge quantitative methods.
Currently, I am working with my advisorDr. Jinming Zhang in Educational Psychology to study educational measurement and statistics. Specifically, I am interested in applying various psychometric methods to solve applied measurement problems. A few main areas of interests include: cognitive diagnosis modeling, value-added modeling and large-scale assessment.
Outside of my academic pursuits, I enjoy travelling around the world, going to the movies, listening to country music, spending time with my family, and hanging out with my friends.