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David Walker, Ph.D.
Northern Illinois University
Educational Research & Assessment
204D Gabel
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-7886
dawalker@niu.edu

                                  


David Walker is a Professor of Research and Assessment at Northern Illinois University. He teaches courses in statistics, research design, and measurement. Some of his research interests include bootstrap methods, effect sizes, multivariate analyses, and statistical programming. He presents research studies at professional conferences, such as the American and the Mid-Western Educational Research Associations, and also consults as an evaluator on grants that examine various K-12 questions.

Click for Dr. Walker's: 11 Internet-Based Software Programs  


Highlights of publications, programs, and presentations for academic year 2013-2014:

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                  Refereed Journal Publications: 

Paver, J., Walker, D. A., & Hung, W. C. (2014). Factors that predict the integration of technology for
    instruction by community college adjunct faculty. Community College Journal of Research and
    Practice, 38(1), 68-85.

Conderman, G., Johnston-Rodriguez, S., Hartman, P., & Walker, D. A. (2013). Honoring voices from
    beginning special educators for making changes in teacher preparation. Teacher Education and
    Special Education, 36(1), 65-76.

Conderman, G., Walker, D. A., Neto, J. R., & Kackar-Cam, H. (2013). Student and teacher perceptions
    of middle school climate. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas,
    86
(5), 184-189.


Nathans, L. L., Nimon, K., & Walker, D. A. (2013). Use of the multiple lens approach to multiple regression
    findings with a national dataset.
Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 39(1), 25-33.

Walker, D. A., Smith, M. C., & Hamidova, N. I. (2013). A structural analysis of the Attitudes Toward Science
    scale: Students’ attitudes and beliefs about science as a multi-dimensional composition. Multiple Linear
    Regression Viewpoints
, 39(2), 38-48.


                    Refereed Book:

Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C., Sorensen, C. K., & Walker, D. A. (2013). Introduction to research in education (9th ed.).
    Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.



                    Articles In Press:

Muehsler, H. E., Walker, D. A., & Smith, T. J. (in press). A note on the use of Cohen’s d and Common Language
    Effect.
Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints.

Paver, J., Walker, D. A., & Hung, W. C. (in press). Community college adjunct faculty demographic characteristics
    that may predict intention to integrate technology into instruction.
Community College Journal of Research and
    Practice.

 

Walker, D. A., & Downey, P. M. (in press). A school-university partnership’s use of action research as an in-service
    clinical response initiative to develop the literacy-based instructional practices of teachers. Research in
    Professional Development Schools, Volume 5
.



                                    Manuscripts Under Peer Review:

.
Conderman, G., & Walker, D. A. (2014). Assessing dispositions in teacher preparation programs: Are candidates
    and faculty seeing the same thing?
Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

Mohammed, S. F., Walker, D. A., Conderman, G., & Pisapia, J. (2014). Implementing scientific based research:
    Learning from the history of the Reading First program
. Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

 

                    Research Grant Funding:

Northern Illinois University. (2011-2013). Promoting Achievement through Literacy Skills (PALS). State of Illinois
    Grant. Funded for $487,200 (Walker: Research Consultant).

 

Luetkehans, L. M., Smith, T. J., & Walker, D. A. (2013). Conceptual framework of student assessment and other
    constructs related to student achievement among Illinois K-12 students
. Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. Funded for
    $13,997 (Walker: Co-Principal Investigator).
              

                 Computer Programs:

Walker, D. A. (2014). The area, circumference, and radius lengths of a circle [Computer program].

Walker, D. A. (2014). The area of a parallelogram [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The area, perimeter, and diagonal lengths of an oblong [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The area, perimeter, and diagonal lengths of a square [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The area of a rectangle [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The area of a sphere [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The area of a triangle [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The complementary, supplementary, and sum of the angles of a triangle [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The perimeter of a polygon (n sides) [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The perimeter of a rectangle [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The perimeter of a triangle [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The surface area of a cube [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The volume of a cube [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The volume of a rectangle [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2014). The volume of a sphere [Computer program].

 

Walker, D. A. (2013). Adjusted chi-square for a 2 x 2 table when one cell has expected frequencies ≤ 1: An alternative to
    Fisher's exact test [Computer program].

Walker, D. A. (2013). Confidence limits for Cohen's d effect size for two groups [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Confidence limits for Kendalls' tau [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Cube and cubic root table program [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Disproportionate stratified random sampling program [Computer program].

Walker, D. A. (2013). Effect sizes with dichotomous outcomes: Risk difference, relative risk, and odds ratio [Computer program].

Walker, D. A. (2013). Estimated power for a one sample t-test [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). McNemar test and Continuity Corrected test for reflecting change in a 2 x 2 table [Computer program].

Walker, D. A. (2013). Pearsonian skewness coefficient based on the sample mean, median, and standard deviation [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Proportional improvement in prediction: The degree to which the prediction of Y is improved by X in a regression
    model [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Random value table generator for uniform, normal, chi-square, t, and F distributions [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Rounding p-values program [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Square and square root table program [Computer program].


Walker, D. A. (2013). Über password program [Computer program].
     

 

Walker, D. A. (2013). Using two orthogonal vectors to create a right triangle via the Pythagorean Theorem [Computer program].



              Refereed Presentations:

Walker, D. A., & Downey, P. M. (2014, April). A school-university partnership’s use of action research as an in-service
    clinical response initiative to develop the literacy-based instructional practices of teachers
. American Educational
    Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Walker, D. A., & Paver, J. (2014, April). Factors that predict the integration of technology for instruction by community
    college adjunct faculty.
American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Downey, P. M., & Walker, D. A. (2013, November). A school-university partnership’s use of action research as an
    in-service clinical response initiative to develop the literacy-based instructional practices of teachers
. Mid-West
    Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Muehsler, H. E., Smith, T. J., & Walker, D. A. (2013, November). A conceptual framework for assessment and factors
    related to K-12 student achievement
. Mid-West Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Paver, J., & Walker, D. A. (2013, November). Community college adjunct faculty demographic characteristics that
    may predict intention to integrate technology into instruction: A literature-based model.
Mid-West Educational
    Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Paver, J., & Walker, D. A. (2013, November). Factors that predict the integration of technology for instruction by
    community college adjunct faculty
. Mid-West Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

Walker, D. A. (2013, November). A structural analysis of the Attitudes Toward Science scale: Attitudes and beliefs
    about science as a multi-dimensional composition
. Mid-West Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.

 

Nathans, L. L., Nimon, K., & Walker, D. A. (2013, April). Use of the multiple lens approach to multiple regression
    findings with a national dataset
. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.


Walker, D. A., & Downey, P. M. (2013, February).
Improving literacy-based instructional practices through action
    research projects
. National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA.