Statistics Faculty

William F. Stout

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Statistics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 101 Illini Hall
  • 725 S. Wright St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820 USA
  • (217) 333-2167
  • Website
  • Educational Background

  • PhD, Statistics, Purdue University, 1967
  • Research Interests

  • Psychometrics
  • Multivariate Assessment
  • Honors and Appointments

  • Education Testing Service project leader
  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Past President of Psychometric Society
  • Selected Publications

    Stout, William (2001), "Nonparametric item response theory: A maturing and applicable measurement modeling approach'', Applied Psychological Measurement, 25 (3), 300-306.

    Zhang, Jinming,  and Stout, William (1999), "Conditional covariance structure of generalized compensatory multidimensional items'', Psychometrika, 64, 129-152.

    Zhang, Jinming,  and Stout, William (1999), "The theoretical detect index of dimensionality and its application to approximate simple structure'', Psychometrika, 64, 213-249.

    Nandakumar, Ratna,  Yu, Feng,  Li, Hsin-Hung,  and Stout, William (1998), "Assessing unidimensionality of polytomous data'', Applied Psychological Measurement, 22, 99-115.

    Zhang, Jinming,  and Stout, William (1997), "On Holland's Dutch Identity Conjecture'', Psychometrika, 62, 375-392.

    Stout, William,  Habing, Brian,  Kim, Hae Rim,  Roussos, Louis,  Zhang, Jinming,  and Douglas, Jeff (1996), "Conditional covariance-based nonparametric multidimensionality assessment'', Applied Psychological Measurement, 20, 331-354.

    Douglas, Jeffrey A.,  Stout, William,  and DiBello, Louis V. (1996), "A kernel-smoothed version of SIBTEST with applications to local DIF inference and function estimation'', Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 21, 333-363.

    Li, Hsin-Hung,  and Stout, William (1996), "A new procedure for detection of crossing DIF'', Psychometrika, 61, 647-677.

    Chang, Hua-Hua,  and Stout, William (1993), "The asymptotic posterior normality of the latent trait in an IRT model'', Psychometrika, 58, 37-52.

    Stout, William F. (1990), "A new item response theory modeling approach with applications to unidimensionality assessment and ability estimation'', Psychometrika, 55, 293-325.