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  • History / Theory Lab
  • History / Theory Lab

Donna Tafreshi

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Donna completed her PhD with a focus on statistics, psychometrics, research methodology (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed), and history/philosophy of science. She was also a predoctoral research intern with the Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methods program at UBC. She currently manages projects and conducts analytics for the BC Office of Patient-Centred Measurement & Improvement. She also continues to collaborate on projects with Dr. Slaney.

Courses Taught

PSYC 210: Introduction to Data Analysis for Psychology (Simon Fraser University)
PSYC 301: Intermediate Research Design & Data Analysis
(University of the Fraser Valley)
PSYC 306: Assessment (Measurement & Testing; University of the Fraser Valley)

Selected Publications

Tafreshi, D., Khalil, N., & Racine, T. P. (in press). A qualitative person-oriented inquiry into women's perspectives on knowledge and knowing. Human Development.

Slaney, K. L., Tafreshi, D., & Hohn, R. (in press). Random or fixed? An empirical examination of meta-analysis model choices. Review of General Psychology.

 Slaney, K. L. & Tafreshi, D. (2018). Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed? Should philosophy guide method choice?  In B. Schiff (Ed.), Situating qualitative methods in psychological science. New York: Routledge.

Viljoen, J. L., Gray, A. L., Shaffer, C. S., Bhanwer, A., Tafreshi, D.,* & Douglas, K.S. (2017). Does reassessment of risk improve predictions? A framework, review, and examination of the SAVRY and YLS/CMI. Psychological Assessment, 29(9), 1096-1110.

      *Statistical consultant; Generalized Linear Mixed Effects Regression (Multilevel Modeling)

Tafreshi, D., Slaney, K. L., & Neufeld, S. D. (2016). Quantification in psychology: Critical analysis of an unreflective practice. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 36,(4), 233-249.

Tafreshi, D. & Racine, T. P. (2016). Children's interpretive theory of mind: The role of mothers' personal epistemologies and mother-child talk about interpretation. Cognitive Development, 39, 57-70.

Tafreshi, D. & Racine, T. P. (2015). Conceptualizing personal epistemology as beliefs about knowledge and knowing: A grammatical investigation. Theory and Psychology, 25(6), 735-752.

Tafreshi, D., Thompson, J. J., & Racine, T. P. (2014). The conceptual-empirical distinction: Optimistic about the study of infant cognition. Human Development, Letters to the Editor: September 3, 2014, 1-6.

Racine, T. P., Wereha, T. J., Vasileva, O., Tafreshi, D., & Thompson, J. J. (2014). The evolution of joint attention: A review and analysis. In M. Pina & N. Gontier (Eds.), The evolution of social communication in primates: A multidisciplinary approach (pp. 127-145). New York: Springer.

Tafreshi, D., Thompson, J. J., & Racine, T. P. (2014). An analysis of the conceptual foundations of the infant preferential looking paradigm. Human Development, 57(4), 222-240.

For methodological/statistical consulting, please contact via email.