Brittney Hernandez, (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME) program, with a specialization in measurement. Brittney has worked in the lab for the past 5 years doing measurement and evaluation work.
Brittney’s interests are in survey design, data analytics, & visualization. She believes research and evaluation are both a storytelling process and rigorous survey data allow us to tell credible stories. Brittney is particularly interested in how language on surveys can impact the responses that people give. She spends most of her time developing surveys and analyzing survey data. She brings experience using RStudio and RShiny to create interactive data visualizations.
Outside of the lab, Brittney is an active member of the Science of Learning and Art of Communication (SLAC) traineeship. Her work on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee has been essential to centering equity in her work and creating inclusive visualizations. She also works with the MAGIC mentorship program, a SLAC affiliate, which helps students from underrepresented groups prepare for graduate school. She has also served on the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Graduate Student Committee for the past 2 years. Brittney previously earned her Master’s in RMME and Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation.
Measurement, Data Visualization
Publications & Presentations
Spear-Swerling, L., Wei, Y., Dostal, H., Hernandez, B. (2020). The Print Exposure of Teacher Candidates in Relation to their Achievement and Self-ratings of Early Reading Experiences. Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Segal, N. L., Hernandez, B. A., Graham, J. L., & Ettinger, U. (2018). Pairs of genetically unrelated look-alikes. Human Nature, 29(4), 402-417.
Marelich, W.D., Becker, E.N., Hernandez, B., & Wright, M. (2018). Sexual regret as a function of dissonance: Preliminary assessment of a cognitive-consistency based sexual regret scale. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 135, pp. 187-204). NY: Nova Science.
Buzdar, N., Hernandez, B., Le, A., Sigler, M., & Self, E. (2017). Influence of expectation on McGurk effect. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 1350-1350.
Segal, N., Hernandez, B., Graham, J., & Ettinger, U. (2017). Personality similarity in unrelated look-alike pairs: Further tests of a twin study criticism. Behavior Genetics, 47(6), 675-675.
Rodriguez, A., Hernandez, B., & Self, E. (2015). The role of cue processing in advancing the onset of inhibition of return. Journal of Vision, 15(12), 1072-1072.
Hernandez, B., Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (2022). REU in Chemistry Evaluation. University of Connecticut.
Hernandez, B., Yee, E., (2022). MAGIC Evaluation: Year 2. University of Connecticut.
Hernandez, B., Yee, E., (2021). MAGIC Evaluation: Year 1. University of Connecticut.
Hernandez, B., Hayden, S. M., Gubbins, E. J., Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (2020). Hartford Stage education programs: A collective impact evaluation. University of Connecticut.
Montrosse-Moorhead, B., Wilson, S., Juskiewicz, K., Brandon, L., Hernandez, B. (2020). Building Responsible and Embedded Teacher Assessments for Middle School Science. University of Connecticut.
McCoach, D.B., Hernandez, B., Stone, A. (2022). A study of within and between person variance in vague quantifiers. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
DePascale, C., Evans, C., Hernandez, B. (2021). A Holistic Approach to Understanding and Enhancing Assessment Literacy. New England Educational Research (NEERO), Portsmouth, NH.
Marion, S., Timberlake, A., Feldberg, Z., Hernandez, B. (2020). Making Assessment and Accountability Matter: Improving the Assessment Literacy of State and District Policy Leaders. National Conference on Student Assessment, Denver, CO. (Conference cancelled)
Feldberg, Z., Hernandez, B., Marion, S. (2020). Making Assessment Matter: Improving the Assessment Literacy of State and District Policy Leaders. National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco, CA. (Conference cancelled)
Hernandez, B., (2019). Assessment Literacy for Policy Makers. Chief State School Officers Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment, Minneapolis, MN.
Hernandez, B., (2019). Assessment Literacy Tools for Policy Makers. Chief State School Officers Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment, Orlando, FL.
Hernandez, B., Bellara, A., & Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (2019). Professional Evaluators Attitudes toward Professionalization (PEAP). Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, Chicago, IL.
Hernandez, B., Cintron, D., Chen, D.,& Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (2018). Research on Evaluation to Inform the Practice and Profession of Evaluation. American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, OH.
Wilkinson, S., Hennesy, B., & Hernandez, B., McKay, E. (2018). Initial Validation of Four Scales that Aim to Improve Career Development and Training. Northeastern Research Association, Trumbull, CT.
Associated Lab Projects
Evaluation & Data Science, REU in Chemistry Evaluation