David Walker is a numbers guy. And when it comes to breaking down the most complex statistics and research methods, the Northern Illinois professor of Research and Assessment makes sure it all adds up. Walker 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.
A former Peace Corps volunteer, Walker earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and a master’s and doctorate degree from Iowa State University of Science and Technology. He is the editor of the General Linear Model Journal and past president of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association and board member of the Illinois Education Research Council.
Statistics; quantitative methodology; research design; survey research; regression; factor analysis
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