Publications

Submitted
Golino H, Moulder R, Kim S, Christensen AP, Boker S. Modeling latent topics in social media using Dynamic Exploratory Graph Analysis: The case of the right-wing and left-wing trolls in the 2016 US elections. Psycometrika [Internet]. Submitted. Publisher's Version dynega_preprint-6.pdf
Felix L, Alves MM, Teles M, Jamison L, Golino H. Longitudinal impact and effects of booster sessions in a cognitive training program for healthy elderly. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics [Internet]. Submitted. Publisher's Version
Christensen AP, Golino H. Random, Factor, or Network Model? Predictions From Neural Networks. Multivariate Behavioral Research [Internet]. Submitted. Publisher's Version dnn_lct_psyarxiv.pdf
Christensen AP, Golino H. Estimating Factors with Psychometric Networks: A Monte Carlo Simulation Comparing Community Detection Algorithms. Multivariate Behavior Research [Internet]. Submitted. Publisher's Version estimating_factors_net_psychometrics.pdf
Christensen A, Golino H. On the Equivalency of Factor and Network Loadings. Behavior Research Methods [Internet]. Submitted. Publisher's Version
Golino H, Christensen A, Moulder RG, Kim S, Boker SM. Modeling latent topics in social media using Dynamic Exploratory Graph Analysis: The case of the right-wing and left-wing trolls in the 2016 US elections. PsyArXiv. Submitted.Abstract

The past few years were marked by increased online offensive strategies perpetrated by state and non-state actors to promote their political agenda, sow discord and question the legitimacy of democratic institutions in the US and Western Europe. In 2016 the US congress identified a list of Russian state-sponsored Twitter accounts that were used to try to divide voters on a wide range of issues. Previous research used Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) to estimate latent topics in data extracted from these accounts. Howerver, LDA is has characteristics that may pose significant limitations to be used in data from social media: the number of latent topics must be specified by the user, interpretability can be difficult to achieve, and it doesn’t model short-term temporal dynamics. In the current paper we propose a new method to estimate latent topics in texts from social media termed Dynamic Exploratory Graph Analysis (DynEGA). We compare DynEGA and LDA in a Monte-Carlo simulation in terms of their capacity to estimate the number of simulated latent topics. Finally, we apply the DynEGA method to a large dataset with Twitter posts from state-sponsored right- and left-wing trolls during the 2016 US presidential election. The results show that DynEGA is substantially more accurate to estimate the number of simulated topics than several different LDA algorithms. Our empirical example shows that DynEGA revealed topics that were pertinent to several consequential events in the election cycle, demonstrating the coordinated effort of trolls capitalizing on current events in the U.S. This demonstrates the potential power of our approach for revealing temporally relevant information from qualitative text data.

dynega_preprint.pdf
2020
Jaswal V, Wayne A, Golino H. Eye-tracking reveals agency in assisted autistic communication. Nature Scientific Reports [Internet]. 2020;10 (1). Publisher's Version
Golino H, Moulder R, Shi D, Christensen A, Garrido LE, Nieto MD, Nesselroade J, Sadana R, Thiyagarajan J, Boker S. Entropy Fit Indices: New Fit Measures for Assessing the Structure and Dimensionality of Multiple Latent Variables. Multivariate Behavior Research [Internet]. 2020. Publisher's Version entropyfitindices.pdf
Christensen AP, Golino H, Silvia P. A Psychometric Network Perspective on the Measurement and Assessment of Personality Traits. European Journal of Personality [Internet]. 2020. Publisher's Version personality_psychometric_networks-2.pdf
Golino H, Shi D, Garrido LE, Christensen A, Nieto MD, Sadana R, Thiyagarajan JA, Martinez-Molina A. Investigating the performance of Exploratory Graph Analysis and traditional techniques to identify the number of latent factors: A simulation and tutorial. Psychological Methods [Internet]. 2020. Publisher's Version
2019
Christensen AP, Gross G, Golino H, Silvia P, Kwapil T. Exploratory graph analysis of the multidimensional schizotypy scale. Schizophrenia research [Internet]. 2019;206 :43-51. Publisher's Version
Golino H, Hamer R, Almers E, Kjellström S. The structure of the epistemological development in teaching learning questionnaire. Cogent Education [Internet]. 2019;6 (1) :1-17. Publisher's VersionAbstract
New measurement of students’ learning and teaching concepts is essential for creating constructive alignment in teaching and support formative assessment to promote epistemic development. The Epistemological Development in Teaching Learning Questionnaire (EDTLQ) was developed to meet these needs. In the present study, the factor structure of EDTLQ was examined using a sample of 643 students from a Swedish University. The results show that the correlated six-factor model fits the data the best. The result is consistent with the developmental theory that posits development as a dynamic highly correlated process varying across and within domains. There is a potential to use EDTLQ as a tool for adapting teaching to appropriate levels of understanding within different domains. The EDTLQ is one of the few measurements that can be used to assess students’ learning concepts so that education/teaching can be adapted to support students’ development of more complex levels of thinking about learning.
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Kjellström S, Golino H. Mining concepts of health responsibility using text mining and exploratory graph analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy [Internet]. 2019;26 (6) :1-16. Publisher's Version
2018
Christensen AP, Gross GM, Golino HF, Silvia PJ, Kwapil TR. Exploratory Graph Analysis of the Multidimensional Schizotypy Scale. Schizophrenia research [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's Version
Demetriou A, Spanoudis G, Golino H. gP for What is Common between Developing Intelligence and Personality: Response to the Commentators. Journal of Intelligence [Internet]. 2018;6 (4) :54. Publisher's Version
Demetriou A, Spanoudis G, Żebec M, Andreou M, Golino H, Kazi S. Mind-personality relations from childhood to early adulthood. Journal of Intelligence [Internet]. 2018;6 (4) :51. Publisher's Version
Garrido LE, Barrada JR, Aguasvivas JA, Martinez-Molina A, Arias VB, Golino HF, Legaz E, Ferris G, Rojo-Moreno L. Is Small Still Beautiful for the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire? Novel Findings Using Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling. Assessment [Internet]. 2018 :1073191118780461. Publisher's Version
2017
Golino MTS, Mendoza CF, Golino HF. Effects of Cognitive Training on Cognitive Performance of Healthy Older Adults. The Spanish journal of psychology [Internet]. 2017;20. Publisher's Version
Golino MTS, Schelini PW, Golino HF, de Souza Pereira BL, Felix LM. Investigando Evidências de Validade de Conteúdo e Estrutural em Tarefas de um Treino Cognitivo para Idosos. Avaliação Psicológica [Internet]. 2017;16 (3) :278–292. Publisher's Version
Demetriou A, Spanoudis G, Kazi S, Mouyi A, Żebec MS, Kazali E, Golino H, Bakracevic K, Shayer M. Developmental differentiation and binding of mental processes with g through the life-span. Journal of Intelligence [Internet]. 2017;5 (2) :23. Publisher's Version

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