Dr. Alan K. Goodboy
Areas of Study:
Applications of Structural
Equation Modeling for Communication Science
Conditional Processes of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Goodboy is quantitative scholar with an interest in applications of structural equation modeling for communication science. He has completed over 500 hours of postdoctoral coursework in statistics. Most recently, he has been interested in person-centered approaches to testing communication theory using finite mixture modeling (latent class analysis, latent profile analysis, latent transition analysis). In quantitative methods, this past year he has published articles on coefficient omega in reliability estimation, mediation analysis in mixture modeling, and bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling. As an instructional communication, he regularly conducts teaching and learning experiments. As an interpersonal communication scholar, he is completing a series of studies on relational turbulence in marriages. Dr. Goodboy also collaborates on medical communication projects with surgery colleagues at WVU focusing on medical simulations and assessments.