Razia Azen teaches basic and advanced statistics courses. Her research focuses primarily on general linear models, which are statistical models that have a wide range of applications. The main goals of her research are to develop methods that can address a wide variety of research questions and to aid researchers in properly applying statistical methods and interpreting statistical information.
Azen has published in the area of psychological and educational statistics in journals such as Psychological Methods, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. In addition she has collaborated on research projects in the area of educational measurement that were published in Educational and Psychological Measurement as well as Applied Measurement in Education. She has also co-authored research projects using meta-analysis and mediation analysis in applied areas such as counseling psychology, and co-authored a textbook on categorical data analysis.
She received her M.S. in statistics and her A.M. and Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Azen's current research projects include the investigation and improvement of statistical methods such as dominance analysis for comparing predictors in general linear models, including linear, hierarchical and multivariate models. This research is intended to assist researchers in evaluating the relative importance of the predictor variables used to predict an outcome variable in a wide variety of statistical models.
Professional Service (Editorial Boards, Offices)
Azen has served as the chair of the membership committee of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association. She reviews manuscripts for various journals, including Psychological Methods, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology.