Dr. Maria Carlson is a quantitative psychologist trained at the University of Oklahoma. Her primary research interests are in the area of measurement. Specifically, she is interested in examining item-level data using item response theory models, as well as extending the use of item response theory models to other nonconventional research areas (e.g., adolescent social networks). Dr. Carlson is interested in the development, understanding, and application of psychometric theory to test construction and evaluation. She investigates the ramifications of measurement error on both psychological assessment and psychological theory, with particular interest in the effects of measurement error on stereotype threat. Finally, Dr. Carlson is interested in the statistical and measurement issues found in selection, validation, and validity generalization.