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Patrick V. Dattalo, Ph.D.


Email: pdattalo@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-9027

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S.W, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., The City University of New York

Patrick Dattalo, Ph.D., is a social work professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dattalo began his university-level teaching career in 1982. He has taught courses about macro practice, organizational and community theory, and research methods. He has taught these courses at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level in social work, criminal justice, and public administration. Dattalo has published articles and books on research methods and statistical analysis. He is a reviewer for several journals and an editorial board member for the Journal of Social Service Research and Administration in Social Work. Currently, he teaches a doctoral course on multivariate analysis, and undergraduate courses in research methods, and statistics. His educational background includes a B.S. in experimental psychology, a Masters in Social Work, and a Ph.D. in public administration, with a specialization in quantitative analysis.


Selected publications

Keist, P. Dattalo. Under review). Minimizing social desirability bias in measuring sensitive topics: The use of forgiving language in item development.  Journal of Social Service Research.

Dattalo. (Under review). Determining sample size using fast versus slow thinking. Journal of Social Service Research.

Corcoran, P. Dattalo, R, & M. Crowley. (2012). Systematic review:  Cervical cancer screening interventions for Latinas. Health and  Social Work. 37(4):197-205.

Corcoran, & P. Dattalo. (2011). A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for Suicidal Adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review. 33(11),112-2118.

Corcoran, P. Dattalo. (2010). Systematic review:  Breast cancer screening interventions for Latinas. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(7), 1281-1288.

Dattalo. (2010). Ethical issues in sampling. Journal of Social Values and Ethics, 7 (1).

Dattalo. (2009). Software for sample size determination. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 32(3), 229-248.

Dattalo. (2007). Borrowing to save: An analysis of recent proposals to privatize social security. Social Work, 52(3), 233-242.

Selected books

P. Dattalo. (In Process). Analysis of multiple dependent variables. Oxford University Press.

Dattalo. (In Process). Analysis of multiple dependent variables. Oxford University Press.

Dattalo. (2009). Strategies to approximate random sampling and assignment. NY: Oxford University Press.

Dattalo. (2008). Determining sample size: Balancing power, precision, and practicality. NY: Oxford University Press.

Dattalo. (In process).  Thinking about variance as an assumption and as a test of an explanatory model. Journal TBD.