Company Name:

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Rockville, Maryland

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:


Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Date Posted:

October 29, 2018

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The purpose of this position is to provide statistical support to the measure development and testing, meta-analysis, systematic reviews and evidence-based practice guidelines, and data analysis activities of the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP).




  • Conduct psychometric testing to evaluate new measures and application of existing measures to new populations
  •  Conduct statistical analyses and provide related consultation to N-CEP staff for meta-analyses, other evidence-based systematic reviews, and practice guidelines

  •  Develop and implement risk-adjustment schema to facilitate meaningful comparisons of quality measures across providers/facilities

  •  Participate on a team to design tools to incorporate cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit data into new and existing N-CEP data registries

  •  Conduct ad hoc statistical analyses as needed

  •  Serve as N-CEP's liaison with psychometricians, health economists, and other statistical consultants

  •  Provide statistical consultation as needed to other National Office staff


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • Master's degree in statistics, psychological measurement, education measurement, psychometrics, or related field

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge 

  • Ability to conduct classical and IRT item analyses, Rasch analysis, equating studies, reliability and validity studies, sampling plans, item calibration, scaling and equating, experimental design, and statistical modeling
  • Ability to perform other statistical analysis such as multiple regression, logistic regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, factor analysis, and mixed models
  •  Programming skills using statistical software package(s) such as SPSS, and IRT software such as WINSTEPS

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Ability to explain complex issues to colleagues and ASHA members using a nontechnical language where appropriate
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complicated, detailed work in an organized fashion in the face of changing priorities and tight timelines
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to self-direct, set and meet deadlines, and self-prioritize 

Salary Range (Non-Negotiable):  $87,657 – $97,396

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