Selected Publications

Rights, J.D., & Sterba, S.K. (In press). Effect size measures for longitudinal growth analyses: Extending a framework of multilevel model R-squareds to accommodate heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, nonlinearity, and alternative centering strategies. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (Special Issue on Developmental Methods). Associated software tools and online appendix available.

Rights, J.D., & Sterba, S.K. (2020). New recommendations on the use of R-squared differences in multilevel model comparisons. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 55, 568-599. Associated software tools and online appendix available. R package available.

Sterba, S.K. (2019). Problems with rationales for parceling that fail to consider parcel-allocation variability. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 54, 264-287.

Rights, J.D., & Sterba, S.K. (2019). Quantifying explained variance in multilevel models: An integrative framework for defining R-squared measures. Psychological Methods, 24, 309-338. Online appendix and code available. R package available.

Preacher, K.J., & Sterba, S.K. (2019). Aptitude-by-treatment interactions in research on educational interventions. Exceptional Children, 85, 248-254.

Rights, J.D., & Sterba, S.K. (2018). A framework of R-squared measures for single-level and multilevel regression mixture models. Psychological Methods, 23, 434-457.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K. (2017). Partially nested designs in psychotherapy trials: A review of modeling developments. Psychotherapy Research, 27, 425-436.
Online appendix and Online supplement available.

Sterba, S.K., & Rights, J.D. (2017). Effects of parceling on model selection: Parcel-allocation variability in model ranking. Psychological Methods, 22, 47-68.
Online appendix available. Associated software tools available here.

Sterba, S.K. (2017). Pattern mixture models for quantifying missing data uncertainty in longitudinal invariance testing. Structural Equation Modeling, 24, 283-300.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K., & Rights, J.D. (2016). Accounting for parcel-allocation variability in practice: Combining sources of uncertainty and choosing the number of allocations. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 51, 296-313.
Associated software tools available here.

Rights, J.D., & Sterba, S.K. (2016). The relationship between multilevel models and nonparametric multilevel mixture models: Discrete approximation of intraclass correlation, random coefficient distributions, and residual heteroscedasticity. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 69, 316-343.
Online appendix and code available here.

Sterba, S.K. (2016). A latent transition analysis model for latent-state-dependent nonignorable missingness. Psychometrika, 81, 506-534.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K. (2016). Cautions on the use of multiple imputation when selecting between latent categorical versus continuous models for psychological constructs. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 45, 167-175.

Sterba, S.K. (2016). Interpreting and testing interactions in conditional mixture models. Applied Developmental Science, 20, 29-43.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K., & Gottfredson, N.C. (2015). Diagnosing global case influence on MAR versus MNAR model comparisons. Structural Equation Modeling, 22, 294-307.
Online appendix available.

Lachowicz, M.J., Sterba, S.K., & Preacher, K.J. (2015). Investigating multilevel mediation with fully or partially nested data. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 18, 274-289.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K. (2014). Handling missing covariates in conditional mixture models under missing at random assumptions. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 49, 614-632.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K., Preacher, K.J., Forehand, R., Hardcastle, E.J., Cole, D.A., & Compas, B.E. (2014). Structural equation modeling approaches for analyzing partially nested data. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 49, 93-118.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K. (2014). Fitting nonlinear latent growth curve models with individually varying time points. Structural Equation Modeling, 21, 630-647.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K., & Bauer, D.J. (2014). Predictions of individual change recovered with latent class or random coefficient growth models. Structural Equation Modeling, 21, 342-360.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K. (2013). Understanding linkages among mixture models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 48, 775-815.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K., & Pek, J. (2012). Individual influence on model selection. Psychological Methods, 17, 582-599.
Online appendix and code available.

Sterba, S.K., Baldasaro, R.E., & Bauer, D.J. (2012). Factors affecting the adequacy and preferability of semiparametric groups-based approximations of continuous growth trajectories. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 40, 590-634.
Online appendix available.

Bauer, D.J. & Sterba, S.K. (2011). Fitting multilevel models with ordinal outcomes: Performance of alternative specifications and methods of estimation. Psychological Methods, 16, 373-390.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K. (2011). Implications of parcel-allocation variability for comparing fit of item-solutions and parcel-solutions. Structural Equation Modeling, 18, 554-577.

Sterba, S.K., & Bauer, D.J. (2010). Statistically evaluating person-oriented principles revisited: Reply to Molenaar (2010), von Eye (2010), Ialongo (2010) and Mun, Bates and Vaschillo (2010). Development & Psychopathology, 22, 287-294.

Sterba, S.K., & Bauer, D.J. (2010). Matching method with theory in person-oriented developmental psychopathology research. Development & Psychopathology, 22, 239-254.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K., & MacCallum, R.C. (2010). Variability in parameter estimates and model fit across repeated allocations of items to parcels. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45, 322-358.
Online appendix available. Associated software tools available.

Sterba, S.K., Copeland, W., Egger, H., Costello, J., Erkanli, A. & Angold, A. (2010). Longitudinal dimensionality of adolescent psychopathology: Testing the differentiation hypothesis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 871-884.
Online appendix available.

Sterba, S.K. (2009). Alternative model-based and design-based frameworks for inference from samples to populations: From polarization to integration. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 711-740.
Online appendix and code available.

Pek, J., Sterba, S.K., Kok, B., & Bauer, D.J. (2009). Estimating and visualizing nonlinear relations among latent variables: A semi-parametric approach. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 407-436.
Associated software tools available.

Bauer, D.J., Sterba, S.K., & Hallfors, D. (2008). Evaluating group-based interventions when control participants are ungrouped. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 43, 210-246.
Online appendix and code available in SAS (and in SPSS).

Sterba, S.K., Egger, H.L., & Angold, A. (2007). Diagnostic specificity and non-specificity in the dimensions of preschool psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48, 1005-1013.

Sterba, S.K., Prinstein, M.J., & Cox, M.J. (2007). Trajectories of internalizing problems across childhood: Heterogeneity, external validity, and gender differences. Development & Psychopathology, 19, 345-366.

Sterba, S.K. (2006). Misconduct in the analysis and reporting of data: Bridging methodological and ethical agendas for change. Ethics & Behavior, 16, 305-318.


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