Ying LiuResearch Scientist
New methods in research design, data analysis, and measurement theory.
In the era of data- and evidence-based scientific research and policy making, rigorous method is the key to reliable findings and sensible decision-making.
Through my college and graduate-school years, I found it joyful and fascinating to support and contribute to different areas in social sciences. I love the interdisciplinary vibe and the ability to use powerful tools to make the work better!
In an assessment of people's desire for hastened death, we were able to create a succinct version that preserves assessment accuracy. This is important, because terminally-illed patients (e.g., cancer or AIDS patients) are able to receive more efficient screening for their psychological states without too much additional burden to their already heavily-loaded life.
Dropbox and skype. They are instrumental for long-distance collaboration!
Paper and pencil. So helpful to record everything that comes across my mind.
Curiosity and creativity.
Cooking for family and friends, most importantly, my two little angels!