My research focuses on psychometrics and latent variable analysis and the way we use latent variables to predict later-life outcomes. I am particularly interested in the measurement and development of human capital. I have also evaluated educational, economic, political, and health policies and practices such as teacher pay incentives, home-intervention asthma programs, and national attendance at climate change conferences. As a teacher-scholar, I also have an interest in engaged scholarship and statistical education.
Current Projects and Working Papers:
- "Real and Nominal Upward Mobility." with Dan Black, Leah Clark, Seth Sanders, and Lowell Taylor.
- "Using Response Time Data from Social Science Surveys to Model Cognition and Cognitive Decline." with Seth Sanders, William Dale, Henrik Olsson, Phil Schumm, and Linda Waite.
- "Identifying Potential Tipping Points for STEM Undergraduates in Highly Selective Schools." with Ann Renninger.
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Co-PI with Valerie Smith (PI) for grant "Swarthmore Humanities Leadership Development Program." January, 2021-January 2025.
- National Science Foundation, Co-PI with K. Ann Renninger for grant 1738606. "Collaborative Research: Hybrid Professional Development to Enhance Teachers' Use of Bootstrap," September, 2017-August, 2020.
- National Institute for Child Health and Development, Co-PI with Seth Sanders, Henrik Olsson, Mirta Galesic, Dan Black, and Rupa Datta for grant 1 R21 HD088618 01. "Using Response Time Data from Social Science Surveys to Model Behavioral Outcomes," September, 2016-August 2018.
- National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health, Co-PI with Seth Sanders, Linda Waite, Henrik Olsson, Phil Schumm, and William Dale for grant P30 AG034424 08S1. "Using Response Time Data from Social Science Surveys to Model Cognition and Early Alzheimer’s Disease," September, 2016-August 2017.
- National Institute for Child Health and Development, Co-PI with Dan Black and Lowell Taylor for grant 1 R21 HD069778-01. "Creation of Data for Analyzing Cognitive Ability in the National Longitudinal Studies of Youth," September, 2011-August 2013.
- Swarthmore College Provost's Office, Co-PI with Tia Newhall, "Aiding Early Career Women in STEM." April, 2014-May-2016.
- Tri-College Brainstorming Grant, Co-PI with Anjali Thapar of Bryn Mawr College. "Controversies and Alternative to Statistical Testing" Spring, 2014.
- Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Curriculum Development Grant to develop Statistics 32 into a Community Based Learning Course, 2010-2011
- "Which Countries Send More Delegates to Climate Change Conferences? Analysis of UNFCCC COPs, 1995-2015," Ayse Kaya and Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Foreign Policy Analysis, 16, 2020, 478-491. (paper.pdf).
- "The Verbatim-Access Effect: Implicature in Experimental Context," Muffy Siegel, Jérémy Zehr, Hezekiah Avika Bacovcin, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, and Florian Schwarz, Language and Cognition, 10, 2018, 595-625. (paper.pdf).
- "The Methuselah Effect: The Pernicious Impact of Unreported Deaths on Old Age Mortality Estimates," Dan A. Black, Yu-Chieh Hsu, Seth, G. Sanders, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Lowell J. Taylor, Demography, 54(6), 2017, 2001-2024. (paper.pdf). For more on this article see this NBER Bulletin write up
- "Correcting for Measurement Error in Latent Variables Used as Predictors," Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Annals of Applied Statistics, 9(4), 2015, 2133-2152. (paper.pdf)
- "Predictive Inference Using Latent Variables with Covariates," Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Brian Junker, Lowell Taylor, Dan Black, Psychometrika, 80(3), 2015, 727-747. (paper.pdf)
- "Measurement Error in the AFQT in the NLSY79," Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Economics Letters, 123(3), 2014. (paper.pdf)
- "Effect of a Home-Intervention on Pediatric Asthma in an Environmental Justice Community," Zalika Shani, Richard Scott, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, John H. Johnson, Ellen Williams, Janiene Hampton, Vatsala Ramprasad. Health Promotion Practice, 2014. (paper.pdf)
- "The Use of Cognitive Ability Measures as Explanatory Variables in Regression Analysis," Brian Junker, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Lowell Taylor, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 1(4), 2012. (paper.pdf)
- "Community Based Learning versus Traditional Courses in Statistics: Who Takes Them and Why," Lynne Steuerle Schofield, The American Statistician, 66(2), 2012. (paper.pdf)
- "Principals' Hiring of Teachers in Philadelphia: A Research Report on Improving Teacher Quality," Heidi Ramirez, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Melissa Black, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University College of Education Urban Education Collaborative, 2009. (paper.pdf)
- "A Research Brief: Principals' Hiring of Teachers in Philadelphia," Heidi Ramirez, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, Melissa Black, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University College of Education Urban Education Collaborative, 2008. (paper.pdf)
- "Doing What Counts: Design Principles for a Study on Teacher Incentives," Jason Snipes, Janet Quint, Shelley Rappaport, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, New York, NY: MDRC, 2006. (paper.pdf)