- Research Associate
James Houseworth, Ph.D, began his career in Education and Human Development as a high school teacher in Chicago, IL. His dissertation work focused on how basic numerical ability (particularly understanding fractions, decimals, and percents) influences decision making in an inherently uncertain world.
James is versed in statistical analysis to detect group differences, trends over time, how individual differences influences outcomes, and how factors relate to influence and create more complicated sets of skills and outcomes.
HIs primary work at ICI focuses on assessing outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, following a common theme: How do we best measure and support quality of life outcomes among a vulnerable population of adults? This research has considered outcomes such as choice-making, rights such as privacy and dignity, and employment. In these efforts, he has analyzed secondary datasets and collected new quantitative and qualitative data. .