Academic writing

  1. †Benson, R., von Hippel,, P.T., & Lynch, J.L. (2017). “Does more education cause lower BMI, or do lower-BMI individuals become more educated? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.” Social Science and Medicine, accepted.
  2. von Hippel, P. T. & Workman, J. (2016). “From kindergarten through second grade, children’s obesity prevalence grows only during summer vacations.” Obesity 24(11), 2296-2300. First published November 2, 2016. doi: 10.1002/oby.21613
  3. von Hippel, P. T., †Bellows. L., Osborne, C., Lincove, J., & Mills, N. (2016). “Teacher quality differences between teacher preparation programs: How big? How reliable? Which programs are different?” Economics of Education Review 53: 31-45. Also available as SSRN working paper 2506935.
  4. Lynch, J.L. & von Hippel, P.T. (2016) “An education gradient in health, a health gradient in education, or a confounded gradient in both?” Social Science and Medicine 154:18-27. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.02.029. Epub Feb 23, 2016. Also available as SSRN working paper 2583971.
    • Comment by Hessel, P., & Thomas, J.S., published online March 31, 2016.
    • Reply by von Hippel, P.T. & Lynch, J.L. published online April 13, 2016.
  5. von Hippel, P.T., †Scarpino, S.V., & †Holas, I. (2016). “Robust estimation of inequality from binned incomes.” Sociological Methodology 46(1), 212-251. Also available as arXiv e-print 1402.4061.
  6. von Hippel, P. T. & †Bradbury, K. (2015). “The effects of school physical education grants on obesity, fitness, and achievement.” Preventive Medicine 78: 45-51.
  7. von Hippel, P. T., Nahhas, R., & Czerwinski, S. (2015). “How much do children’s body mass indices change over periods of 6-12 months? Statistics from before and during the obesity epidemic.” Pediatric Obesity 10(6): 468-475.
  8. von Hippel, P.T. (2015). “New confidence intervals and bias calculations show that maximum likelihood can beat multiple imputation in small samples.” Structural Equation Modeling, 23(3): 423-437. Also available as arXiv e-print 5835.
  9. von Hippel, P.T. (2015). “The heterogeneity statistic I2 can be biased in small meta-analyses.” BMC Medical Research Methodology 15:35.
  10. von Hippel, P. T. & †Benson, R. (2014). “Obesity and the natural environment across US counties.” American Journal of Public Health, 104(7):1287-1293. PubMed 24832148.
  11. Comment by Adam Drewnowski: “Sunscreen or Gore-Tex?” American Journal of Public Health, September 2014.
  12. Reply by von Hippel & Benson: “Hot properties, cold properties,” American Journal of Public Health, September 2014.
  13. von Hippel, P. T., & Lynch, J.L. (2014). “Why are educated adults slim—causation or selection?” Social Science and Medicine 105: 131-139. PubMed 24524908. Also available as SSRN working paper 2054843.
  14. von Hippel, P. T., & Nahhas, R. (2013). “Extending the history of child obesity in the United States: The Fels Longitudinal Study, birth years 1930-1993.” Obesity 21(1): 2153-2156. PubMed 23512972.
  15. von Hippel, P.T. (2013). “The bias and efficiency of incomplete-data estimators in small univariate normal samples.” Sociological Methods and Research, 42(4): 531-558. Also available as arXiv e-print 3132.
  16. von Hippel, P. T. (2013). “Should a normal imputation model be modified to impute skewed variables?Sociological Methods and Research, 42(1), 105-138.
  17. von Hippel, P. T., & Lynch, J. L. (2012). “A simplified equation for adult BMI growth, and its use to adjust BMI for age.” International Journal of Epidemiology 41(3): 888-890.
  18. von Hippel, P. T. (2009). “How to impute interactions, squares, and other transformed variables.Sociological Methodology 39, 265-291.
  19. von Hippel, P.T. (2009). “Achievement, learning, and seasonal impact as measures of school effectiveness: It’s better to be valid than reliable.” School Effectiveness and School Improvement 20(2), 187-213.
  20. Downey, D.B., von Hippel, P.T. (equal contributors) & †Hughes, M. (2008). “Are ‘failing’ schools really failing?Sociology of Education 81(3), 242-270.
  21. von Hippel, P.T. (2007). “Regression with missing Ys: An improved strategy for analyzing multiply imputed data” Sociological Methodology 37, 83-117.
  22. von Hippel, P.T., Powell, B., Downey, D.B., & †Rowland, N. (2007). “The effect of school on overweight in childhood: Gains in children’s body mass index during the school year and during summer vacation.American Journal of Public Health 97(4), 796-802.
  23. von Hippel, P.T. (2005). “Mean, median, and skew: Correcting a textbook rule.” Journal of Statistics Education 13(2).
    • Comment by Lawrence Lesser, Journal of Statistics Education 13(3).
  24. Downey, D.B., von Hippel, P.T., and †Broh, B. (2004). “Are Schools the Great Equalizer? School and Non-School Sources of Inequality in Cognitive Skills.” American Sociological Review 69(5), 613-635.
  25. von Hippel, P.T. (2004). “Biases in SPSS 12.0 Missing Values Analysis.” The American Statistician 58(2), 160-164.
  26. †Aarden, B., & von Hippel, P.T. (2004). “Rules for chord-tone doubling (and spacing): Which ones do we need?Music Theory Online2.
    • Comment by Roger Wibberley, Music Theory Online 3.
    • Reply by von Hippel & Aarden, Music Theory Online 4.
  27. Hunter, D.J., & von Hippel, P.T. (2003). “How rare is symmetry in musical 12-tone rows?American Mathematical Monthly 110(2), 124-132.
  28. von Hippel, P.T. (2000). “Questioning a melodic archetype: Do listeners use gap-fill to classify melodies?Music Perception 18(2), 139-153.
  29. von Hippel, P.T., & Huron, D. (2000). “Why do skips precede reversals? The effect of tessitura constraints on melodic structure.” Music Perception 18(1), 59-85.
  30. von Hippel, P.T. (2000). “Redefining pitch proximity: Tessitura and mobility as constraints on melodic intervals.” Music Perception 17(3), 315-327.