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Dr. Karen Schmidt

Dr. Karen Schmidt

Instructor Since

February 2014


  • Pritikin, J. N., & Schmidt, K. (2013). A self-report measure for familiarity with mental silence. In W. van Moer, D.A. Celik, and J. L. Hochheimer (Eds.), Spirituality in the 21st Century: Journeys  Beyond Entrenched Boundaries.   Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.Schmidt, K. M., & Embretson, S. E. (2012). Item response theory and measuring abilities.  In J. A. Schinka and W. F. Velicer (Eds.), Research Methods in Psychology (2nd ed.). Volume 2 of Handbook of Psychology (I. B. Weiner, Editor-in-Chief). NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.Gonder-Frederick, L. A., Vajda, K. A., Schmidt, K. M., Cox, D. J., DeVries, H., Ozgul, E., Kanc, K.,  Schächinger, H., & Snoek, F. J. (2013). Examining the Behaviour subscale of the Hypoglycaemia Fear Survey: An international study.  Diabetic Medicine, 30 (5):603-609.Erbacher, M. K., Schmidt, K. M., Boker, S. M., & Bergeman, C. (2012). Measuring positive and negative affect in older adults over 56 days: Comparing trait level scoring methods using the Partial Credit Model.  Journal of Applied Measurement,13,146-164.Gonder-Frederick. L. A., Schmidt, K. M., Vajda, K. A., Greear, M. L., Singh, H., Shepard, J. A., & Cox, D. J.  (2011). Psychometric Properties of the Hypoglycemia Fear Survey-II for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care, 34, 801-806.Lick, D. J., Schmidt, K. M., & Patterson, C. J. (2011). The Rainbow Families Scale (RFS): A measure of experiences among individuals with lesbian and gay parents. Journal of Applied Measurement, 12, 222-241. Kline, T. L., Schmidt, K. M., & Bowles, R. P.  (2006). Using LinLog and FACETS to model item components in the LLTM. Journal of Applied Measurement, 7, 74-91. Williams, M. T., Turkheimer, E., Schmidt, K., & Oltmanns, T. (2005). Ethnic identification biases responses to the Padua Inventory for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Assessment, 12,174- 185. Kline, T. L., & Schmidt, K. M. (2005). Rasch analysis explicating processing mechanisms of The Object Location Memory Test.  Journal of Applied Measurement, 6,382-395.


  • B.A. Psychology, Rockhurst University
  • M.A. Human Development, The University of Kansas
  • Ph.D. Psychology, with a specialization in Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods, The University of Kansas