Texas A&M University, Ph.D., 2018
Texas A&M University, M.S., 2014
Texas A&M University, B.A., 2011
- Senior Personnel, Developing and Assessing Measures for Social Surveys
Courses Currently/Recently Taught
- Human Sexuality
- Writing Development
Dr. Valdez' studies quantitative sampling and measurement practices for underrepresented populations, and currently focused on sexual health attitudes among Spanish-speaking Latinx communities. Valdez also conducts research in meta-science.
Valdez, D., Jozkowski, K.N., Bridges, A., Turner, R.C., Lo, W.J., & Crawford B.L. (Preparing Submission). The effect of demographic race/ethnicity item refinement on unique score reliability for the General Social Survey abortion scale: A reliability generalization study.
Valdez, D., Jozkowski, K.N., Bridges, A., Turner, R.C., Lo, W.J., & Crawford, (Under Review) Survey translations in public opinion research: An application of Erkut's Dual-focus approach for the co-development of multi-language surveys
Carrillo, D., Valdez, D., McClelland S.I., Kaplan A.M., Bustamante, J.J., & Jozkowski, K.N. (Under Review). Spanish-language research on abortion: Recommendations for the field.
Pickett A.C., Valdez, D., & Barry A.E. (2019). Measurement implications associated with refinement of sexual and gender identity survey items: A case study of the National College Health Assessment (NCHA). Journal of American College Health. doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1598421
Valdez, D., & Pickett, A.C., & Goodson, P. (2018) Topic modeling in the social sciences: quantifying words to understand latent language patterns. Social Science Quarterly. DOI: doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12528
Pickett, A.C., Valdez, D. & Barry, A.E. (2017). Psychometrics matter in health behavior research: A long-term reliability generalization study. American Journal of Health Behavior. [Online First Publication] DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.41.5.3
Barry, A.E., Valdez, D., Szucs, L., Reyes, J., & Goodson, P. (2019) Moving college health research forward: Reconsidering our reliance on statistical significance testing. Journal of American College Health. doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1470091