Q. Chelsea Song

Degree:  Ph.D. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2018 (Expected)

Research Interests:

My research focuses primarily on three topics: (1) enhancing diversity in the workplace, (2) person-environment fit and longitudinal development of personality and vocational interests, and (3) research methods. These topics aim to answer questions evolving around personnel selection (e.g., hiring, promotion) such as what predicts workplace outcome (e.g., personality, vocational interests), how to measure them (e.g., psychometrics), and how to make decisions (e.g., diversity in hiring, multiple-objective optimization). My work implements various methods, such as multilevel modeling, longitudinal models, meta-analysis, Monte-Carlo simulation, and I am also particularly interested in studying the application of machine learning and Big Data methods in hiring practices.

My list of research interests are as follows:

• Diversity in HR (enhancing race & gender diversity via hiring; adverse impact reduction) • Vocational interests, Personality development, and Person-environment fit • Research methods (machine learning/Big Data, multilevel & longitudinal models, measurement/item response theory)

Representative Publications:

Song, Q. C., Wee, S., & Newman, D. A. (in press). Diversity shrinkage: Cross-validating Pareto-optimal weights to enhance diversity via hiring practices. Journal of Applied Psychology, 2017 Jul 27. doi: 10.1037/apl0000240. [Epub ahead of print]

Cao, M., Song, Q. C., & Tay, L. (in press). Detecting curvilinear relationships: A comparison of scoring approaches based on different item response models. International Journal of Testing. 2017 Nov 7. doi.org/10.1080/15305058.2017.1345913  [Epub ahead of print]

Wee, S., Newman, D. A., & Song, Q. C. (2015). More than g-factors: Second-stratum factors should not be ignored. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8(3), 482-488.

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    Assistant Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology  (Effective: August 2018)
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    Purdue University
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    E-mail: qsong6@illinois.edu

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