Okan Bulut, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept

Pronouns: he, him, his


Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
(780) 492-3668
6-110C Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5


Area of Study / Keywords

Educational measurement psychometrics educational data mining learning analytics artificial intelligence


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Ph.D., Educational Psychology - Quantitative Methods in Education (2013)

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

M.A., Educational Psychology - Quantitative Methods in Education (2010)


Dr. Bulut is an Associate Professor of educational measurement and psychometrics as well as a member of the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta. CRAME is a research-intensive centre in the Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition (MEC) area of the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

My current research interests include educational data mining, learning analytics, digital cognitive assessments, psycho-educational assessments, and statistical programming using the R programming language. His research has been published in Educational and Psychological Measurement, Review of Educational Research, and other peer-reviewed journals. He is also a co-author of the CRC Press book: Handbook of Educational Measurement and Psychometrics Using R.


Courses Taught:

  • EDPY 303 Educational Assessment
  • EDPY 500 Introduction to Data Analysis in Educational Research
  • EDPY 501 Introduction to Methods of Educational Research
  • EDPY 504 Survey Design and Implementation
  • EDPY 507 Measurement Theory I
  • EDPY 605 Quantitative Methods II
  • EPDY 607 Measurement Theory II


EDPY 506 - Machine Learning: Theory and Applications

This course provides an overview of key topics in machine learning and broader issues in this domain. It builds on the research literature on machine learning as well as on the principles of constructivism (i.e., learning by doing). The course employs a combination of hands-on in-class activities, presentations, and discussions about readings and algorithms. It also provides an overview and practice of the R and Python programming languages that will be used to exemplify fundamental machine learning techniques. This course is open to graduate students across the campus, with priority given to the Faculty of Education graduate students.

EDPY 507 - Measurement Theory I

This course will introduce students to the concepts and procedures required to develop, administer, and use educational and psychological assessments. Emphasis will be placed on the foundational concepts related to reliability and validity. Prerequisites: EDPY 500 or equivalent.

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Featured Publications

Bulut, O., Gorgun, G., Wongvorachan, T., & Tan, B.

Algorithms. 2023 February; 16 (2):89 10.3390/a16020089

Bulut, O., & Yildirim-Erbasli, S. N.

International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education. 2022 November; 9 (Special Issue):72-87 10.21449/ijate.1124382

Bulut, O., Bulut, H. C., Cormier, D. C., Ilgun Dibek, M., & Sahin Kursad, M.

Educational Assessment. 2022 October; 28 (1):48-63 10.1080/10627197.2022.2138322

Bulut, O., Gorgun, G., Yildirim-Erbasli, S. N., Wongvorachan, T., Daniels, L. M., Gao, Y., Lai, K. W., & Shin, J.

British Journal of Educational Technology. 2022 September; 54 (1):19-39 10.1111/bjet.13276

Bulut, O., Cormier, D. C., & Yildirim-Erbasli, S. N.

Information. 2022 August; 13 (8):400 10.3390/info13080400

Okan Bulut, Jinnie Shin, Damien C. Cormier

Mathematics. 2022 June; 10 (13):2230 10.3390/math10132230

Yizhu Gao, Ying Cui, Okan Bulut, Xiaoming Zhai, Fu Chen

Computers in Human Behavior. 2022 April; 129 10.1016/j.chb.2021.107142

Hatice C. Bulut, Okan Bulut

Studies in Educational Evaluation. 2022 March; 72 10.1016/j.stueduc.2022.101126

Bulut, H. C., Bulut, O., & Arikan, S.

International Journal of Testing. 2022 February; 23 (1):10-33 10.1080/15305058.2022.2044821

Okan Bulut, Cheryl N. Poth

AIMS Public Health. 2022 February; 9 (2):293-306 10.3934/publichealth.2022020

Jinnie Shin, Okan Bulut

Behavior Research Methods. 2022 February; 54 10.3758/s13428-021-01602-9

Okan Bulut, Maria Cutumisu, Deepak Sing, Alexandra Aquilina

Hacettepe University Journal of Education. 2020 September; 35 (Special Issue):60-72

Okan Bulut, Damien Cormier, Jinnie Shin

Frontiers in Education. 2020 September; 5

C. D. Desjardins, O. Bulut

The Journal of Open Source Software. 2020 March; 5 (47):1941

J. Xiao, O. Bulut

Educational and Psychological Measurement. 2020 March; 0 (0):1-23

P.-Y. Liou, O. Bulut

Research in Science Education. 2020 February; 50

O. Bulut, C. D. Desjardins

PsyArXiv Preprints. 2020 February; 0 (0):1-16

O. Bulut, M. Cutumisu, A. M. Aquilina, D. Singh

Frontiers in Education. 2019 June; 4 (65):1-16

O. Bulut, H. C. Yavuz

International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education. 2019 January; 6 (5):20-36

O. Bulut, M. Lei, Q. Guo

International Journal of Research & Method in Education. 2018 January; 41 (2):169-183

O. Bulut, M. Cutumisu

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. 2018 January; 27 (1):25-42

O. Bulut, Q. Guo, M. Gierl

Large-Scale Assessments in Education. 2017 January; 5 (8):1-20

O. Bulut, Ö. Sünbül

Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology. 2017 January; 8 (3):266-287

O. Bulut, M. L. Davison, M. C. Rodriguez

Multivariate Behavioral Research. 2017 January; 52 (1):86-104

O. Bulut, Y. Suh

Frontiers in Education. 2017 January; 2 (51):1-14

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