Research Interests



Lai, M. HC., Zhang, Y., Ji, F. (accepted). Estimating between‑cluster effects in multilevel modeling: An empirical Bayes cluster means approach with finite population corrections. Multivariate Behavioral Research

Chen, Y., Wang, S., Barnhart, W., Song, J., Cui, S., Ji, F., He, J. (accepted) Translation and Validation of a Chinese Version of the Appearance Schemas Inventory-Revised in Chinese adults. Body Image

Hilbert, M., Thakur, A., Flores, P. M., Zhang, X., Bhan, J. Y., Bernhard, P., & Ji, F. (accepted). 8–10% of algorithmic recommendations are ‘bad’, but… an exploratory risk-utility meta-analysis and its regulatory implications. International Journal of Information Management, 75, 102743.

Ji, F., Sun, H., Barnhart, W., Cui, T., Cui, S., Zhang, J. , He, J.(accepted). Psychometric network analysis of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2 in Chinese general adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology

Ji, F., Rabe‑Hesketh, S., Skrondal, A. (2023). Diagnosing and handling common violations of Missing at Random (MAR), Psychometrika, 1-21, doi: 10.1007/s11336-022-09896-0

Ernst, A. F., Timmerman, M. E., Ji, F., Jeronimus, B., Albers, C. J. (2023). Multilevel mixture vector-autoregressive modeling. Psychological Methods,

Barnhart, W., Cui, T., Cui, S., Ren, Y., Ji, F., He, J. (2023). Exploring the prospective relationships

 between weight bias internalization, psychological distress, and food addiction symptoms in

 Chinese adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders, doi: 10.1002/eat.24066

Yin, P., Ji, F., Blum, A. (2023). Exploring Chinese international students’ attitudes towards anti-China rhetoric: Development and initial validation of an item response theory-based measure. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education,

Wang-Kildegaard, B., Ji, F. (2023). Context synthesis accelerates vocabulary learning through reading: 

The implication of distributional semantic theory on second language vocabulary research. Applied Linguistics, 1-25. doi: 10.1093/applin/amad014/7150752

Schneider, W.J., Ji, F. (2023). Detecting unusual score patterns in the context of relevant predictors. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology (R package on CRAN, Shiny app), 9(1), 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s40817-022-00137-x

2022 and earlier

Han, Y., Liu, H., & Ji, F. (2022). A sequential response model for analyzing process data on technology-based problem-solving tasks. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 57(6), 960-977.  doi: 10.1080/00273171.2021.1932403

Ji, F., Xiao, X., Amanmyradova, A., Rabe‑Hesketh, S. (2022). Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling

 using blavaan. Stan Case Studies, Volume 10.

Liu, R., Phillips, J. J., Ji, F., Shi, D., & Bell, M. A. (2021). Temperamental shyness and anger/frustration in childhood: Normative development, individual differences, and the impacts of maternal intrusiveness and frontal electroencephalogram asymmetry. Child Development, 92(6), 2529-2545. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13621

Ji, F., Amanmyradova, A., Rabe‑Hesketh, S. (2021). Bayesian latent class models and handling of 

label-switching. Stan Case Studies, Volume 8. 

He, J., Ji, F., Zhang, X., & Fan, X. (2019). Psychometric properties and gender invariance of the simplified Chinese version of Night Eating Questionnaire in a large sample of mainland Chinese college students. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 24(1), 57-66. doi: 10.1007/s40519-018-0553-7

Lee, J., Sim, N., Ji, F., Rabe‑Hesketh, S. (2018). Multilevel linear models using rstanarm. 

Stan Case Studies, Volume 5.

Software packages/apps developed

Ji, F. (2020). Shiny apps for visualizing multilevel models:

Ji, F. (2020). gIVCV: General instrumental variables with cross validation for massive A/B test

 experiments. R package version 0.1.0. Vignette 

Schneider, W., Ji, F. (2018). unusualprofile: A new method to interpret individual results of

 psychological test batteries using conditional Mahalanobis distance. R package version 0.1.0.

 CRAN, package website, online tutorial, Top 40 New R Packages in May 2021 on CRAN by RView of RStudio

Editorial Roles

Editorial Board Member 

Psychological Review 2023 - present

Journal of Educational Psychology (Editorial Board Reviewer) 2023 - present

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 2024 - present

Behavior Research Methods 2024 - present

Ad-Hoc Reviewer 

Biometrics, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Behavior Research Methods, Psychological Methods, Applied Psychological Measurement, Journal of Open Source Software, Journal of Eating Disorders, Journal of Family Psychology, Current Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Children and Youth Services Review, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, British Journal of Sociology, BMJ Mental Health