Dr. Rudolf Debelak

R. Debelak

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Research Assistant

Contact

University of Zurich, Department of Psychology
Psychological Methods, Evaluation and Statistics
Binzmuehlestrasse 14, Box 27
8050 Zurich
Switzerland
 
Phone: +41 44 63 57376
Fax: +41 44 63 57378
E-Mail: rudolf.debelak@psychologie.uzh.ch
Office: BIN 4.E.15
Office hours: by appointment

Interests

My research interests include:

  • Psychometric aspects of the validation of psychological tests
  • Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and related models
  • Item Response Theory

Publications

  • Debelak, R., & Arendasy, M. (2012). An algorithm for clustering items and testing unidimensionality in Rasch measurement. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 72, 375-387.
  • Debelak, R., Egle, J., Köstering, L., & Kaller, C. P. (2016). Assessment of planning ability: Psychometric analyses on the unidimensionality and construct validity of the Tower of London task (TOL-F). Neuropsychology, 30, 346-360.
  • Debelak, R., & Tran, U.S. (2013). Principal component analysis of smoothed correlation matrices as a measure of dimensionality. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 73, 63-77.
  • Debelak, R., & Tran, U.S. (2016). Comparing the Effects of Different Smoothing Algorithms on the Assessment of Dimensionality of Ordered Categorical Items with Parallel Analysis. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148143. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148143
  • Debelak, R., Gittler, G., & Arendasy, M. (2014). On gender differences in mental rotation processing speed. Learning and Individual Differences, 29, 8-17.
  • Gmehlin, D., Fuermaier, A.B.M., Walther, S., Debelak, R., Rentrop, M., Westermann, C., …, Aschenbrenner, S. (2014). Intraindividual variability in inhibitory function in adults with ADHD – An Ex-Gaussian approach. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e112298. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112298
  • Kaller, C.P., Debelak, R., Köstering, L., Egle, J., Rahm, B., Wild, P.S., Blettner, M., Beutel, M.E., & Unterrainer, J. M. (2016). Assessing planning ability across the adult life span: Population- representative and age-adjusted reliability estimates for the Tower of London (TOL-F). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 148-164.
  • Rodewald, K., Bartolovic, M., Debelak, R., Aschenbrenner, S., Weisbrod, M., & Roesch-Ely, D. (2012). Eine Normierungsstudie eines modifizierten Trail Making Tests im deutschsprachigen Raum. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 23, 37-48.
  • Vetter, M., Schünemann, A. L., Debelak, R., Gatscha, M., Herle, M., Mandler, G., & Ortner, T. M. (2015). Vorhersage von sicherheitsrelevantem Fahrverhalten bei Berufskraftfahrern: eine theoriegeleitete Validierung von Leistungs- und Persönlichkeitstests. Zeitschrift für Verkehrssicherheit, 61, 222–234.
  • Walther, A., Mahler, F., Debelak, R., & Ehlert, U. (2017). Psychobiological Protective Factors Modifying the Association Between Age and Sexual Health in Men: Findings From the Men’s Health 40+ Study. American Journal of Men's Health, 11, 737-747.