Research Staff

林妙香

Miao-Hsiang Lin

Institute of Statistical Science Academia Sinica
Taipei 11529, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886-2-27835611 ext. 213
FAX : 886-2-27831523
E-mail: miao@stat.sinica.edu.tw



Research Interests

Education

1985 Ph.D., Psychometrics /Educational Measurement
Cornell University, New York, USA
1981 M.S., Educational Measurement and Testing
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
1974 B.S., Educational Psychology
National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional Experience

Feb. 1995 - present Research Fellow,
Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Oct. 2002 - May 2003Visiting Scholar,
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey
Feb. 1996 - presentAdjunct Full Professor,
Institute of Sociology, National Taipei University, Taiwan
April 1987 - Feb. 1995Associate Research Fellow,
Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Sep. 1974 - June 1979Junior High School Teacher, Taipei, Taiwan

Honors

2001Educational Award (木鐸獎), Educational and Academic Association
(
中華民國教育學術學會), ROC, Taiwan
1992 - 1994Excellence Award, National Science Council, R.O.C

Membership In Professional Societies

International Statistical Institute (certified in 2000)
American Educational and Research Association
Psychometric Society
International Chinese Statistical Association
Chinese Psychological Association

Professional Activities

Consulting Service : Ministry of Education, Ministry of Examination, Testing Center of
Technological & Vocational Education
Consultant : Educational Development Committee and Teaching Evaluation Committee,
College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, R.O.C.
Indicators of Learning Progress in Science Education Projects, Division of
Science Education, National Science Council, R.O.C.
Review Work : For More Than 12 Journals

Publications

[1] Lin, M. H., Huang, S. Y. & Chang Y. C. (2003). Kernel-Based Discriminant Techniques for Educational Placement. Accepted for publication in Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. Presented at 2003 AERA Meeting, Chicago.

[2] Lin, M. H. (2001). 大學考試分發入學制檢定改進方法. Journal of Chinese Statistical Association, Vol. 39, No. 2, 1-30.

[3] Lin, M. H. (2001). On the Ceiling Effect of the Senior-High Admission Tests. Proceedings of the National Science Council, R.O.C. – Part C: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 135-147.

[4] Lin, M. H. (200). A Feasibility Study on Using Psychological Tests for the National Examinations. Presented at the 2000 Annual Conference on Examinational Policies and Methods, January 10-11, 2000, Ministry of Examination/Examination Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

[5] Lin, M. H. (2000). Statistical Models for Educational Testing. Journal of Propagations in Probability and Statistics (JPPS), Vol. 1, No. 1, 19-34.

[6] Lin, M. H. (1997). Empirical Review of Unidimensionality Measures for the Item Response Theory. Proceeding of the National Science Council, R.O.C. – Part D: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education. Vol. 7, No. 3, 123-134.

[7] Lin, M. H., Cheng, Y. J., Mao, S. L., Guo, H. M., Fang, T.S., Lin, J. H. and Lin, J. T. (1997). Investigation of the Structure and Dimensionality of ILPS Tests Items. Proceedings of the National Science Council, R.O.C. – Part D: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education. Vol. 7, No. 1, 46-65.

[8] Lin, M. H., Liang, W. Q. and Ho, H. C. (1995). An Investigation of school Performance of Students Under the Class-Norm Educational Program. Journal of Mathematical Dissemination. Vol. 19, No. 1, 44-49.

[9] Lin, M. H. and Hsiung, C. (1994). Empirical Bayes Estimates of Domain Scores Under Binomial and Hypergeometric Distributions for Test Scores. Psychometrika, Article Section, Vol. 59, No. 3, 331-359.

[10] Lin, M. H., Hsiung, C. and Hsiao, C. F. (1994). A Program for Monotonizing Two Empirical Bayes Estimators in Binomial and Hypergeometric Data Distributions. Psychometrika, Computational Psychometrics Section, Vol. 59, No. 3, 423-424.

[11] Lin, M. H. (1994). On the Equity of Relative Five-Rank Scoring Within a Class Norm. Proceedings of the National Science Council, R.O.C. – Part C: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, 246-263.

[12] Lin, M. H. and Hsiung, C. (1992). Four Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for the Binomial-Error Model. Psychometrika, Article Section, Vol. 57, No. 4, 499-520.

[13] Lin, M. H. (1990). An Application of Rash’s Logistic Model To Item Banking. Psychological Testing, Vol. XXXV II, 97-112.

[14] Lin, M. H. (1990). On the Reliability and Scores Distribution of the 77th Annual College Entrance Examinations. Journal of the Chinese Statistical Association. V28, No. 1, 116-133.

[15] Lee, M. B., Lee, Y. J., Lee, L., and Lin, M. H. (1990). Reliability and Validity of Using a brief Psychiatric Symptoms Rating Scale in Chinical Practice. Journal of Formosan Medical Association, Vol. 89, No. 12, 1081-1087.

[16] Lin, M. H. (1989). Statistical Principles for Assessing Achievement Tests. Taiwan Education Review, 466, 6-13.

[17] Lin, M.H. (1989). On the Psychometric Aspects of the Selection System of the College Entrance Examination, Psychological Testing, Vol. XXXV I, 61-74

Editorial Articles on Educational Policies

[1] Lin, M. H., Liang, W. Q. The Paradox Underlying the Senior-High School Admission Policy. (高中推甄先推倒基本精神). United News, Commentary, 21/3/1999.

[2] Lin, M. H., Liang, W. Q. The Appropriateness of admissions Test Difficulty Banks on the Selection Ratio Prescribed. (出題不應跟著考生感覺走). United News, Commentary, 6/23/1995.

[3] Lin, M. H., Liang, W. Q. The Effectiveness of the Class-Norm Educational Program. (自學案學生成績並不亮麗). China Times, Commentary, 1/6/1995.

[4] Lin, M. H. Review of the Policy on the Missing Examination Papers Issue. (日大聯招失卷案的檢討). China Times, Focus Commentary, 14/6/1993.

[5] Lin, M. H. The Equity of the Class-Norm Policy. (勿為教育行政之便利而本末倒置). China Times, Focus Commentary, 14/6/1993.

[6] Lin, M. H. Pitfalls of the Class-Norm Screening Policy and a Proposed Amendment. (齊一各校水平未必代表素質提昇). China Times, Commentary, 16/4/1992.

[7] Lin, M. H. Psychometric Aspects of the College Entrance Examination in Taiwan. (聯招試題真能測出考生成績嗎?). China Times, Commentary, 6/8/1988.