Learning and Instruction
Patricia  Busk

Patricia Busk, Ph.D.

Professor, Learning and Instruction; Department Chairperson

Patricia Busk is a Professor in the Learning and Instruction Department, beginning at USF in the Counseling Psychology Department. She has been a visiting professor in the School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley and prior to USF faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.

Awards and Distinctions
Center for Instructional Technology Faculty Award for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom or Online, University of San Francisco, 2007
Outstanding Faculty Award, USF Education Alumni Society, 2001
Merit Award, University of San Francisco, 1987 and 1989
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of San Francisco, 1989
Distinguished Teaching Award, USF School of Education, 1986
Service to Students Award, USF School of Education, 1986

Education

Ph.D., Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Areas

Education statistics and research methods: meta-analysis, nonparametrics methods applied to analysis of single-case data, randomization tests, test construction, and performance assessment; assessment in higher education; teaching statistics; and teaching in higher education.

Courses Offered
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement
  • Essentials for Teaching in Higher Education
  • Introduction to SPSS
  • Meta-analysis
  • Performance-based Assessment
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Applied Educational Statistics
  • Dissertation Proposal Seminar
Publications
Busk, P. (2010). Statistical conclusion validity. In E. Baker, P. Peterson, & B. McGaw (Eds.), International Encylopedia of Education (3rd ed.). London: Elsevier.

Busk, P. L. (2005). Causal-comparative research. In B. Everitt & D. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia Statistics in Behavioral Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Busk, P. L. (2005). Correlational study. In B. Everitt & D. Howell (Eds.) Encyclopedia Statistics in Behavioral Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Busk, P. L. (2005). Cross-sectional design. In B. Everitt & D. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia Statistics in Behavioral Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Busk, P. L. (2005). Field experiment. In B. Everitt & D. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia Statistics in Behavioral Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.