Rinseo Park

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PhD Candidate

Media Psychology

Department of Communication

Stanford University

Rinseo Park’s (she/her/hers) research explores issues of “distance” in the context of communication. She aims to (1) map individuals in a multi-dimensional space and (2) track their longitudinal trajectories to examine the person-to-person or person-to-subject distances. Especially, she is interested in understanding how individual decision-making diverges from policy actors’ (e.g., political elites or scientific experts) views and the underlying cognitive processes.

Before joining the lab, Rinseo collaborated with government agencies in South Korea including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER). Being the author of three primer-type books (i.e., propensity score analysis, missing data analysis, complex survey data analysis), Rinseo is also motivated in advancing quantitative methods into meaningful improvements in communication research. She received B.A.s in Communication and Statistics, M.A. in Statistics from Yonsei University.


Park, R., Miller, M., Han, E., DeVeaux, C., Bailenson, J., & Ram, N. (2023, May). Modeling the formation and dissolution of social ties in virtual reality. 73rd Annual ICA Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Kim, H. S., Cho, K. W., & Park, R. (2023, May). Message pretesting using perceived and actual persuasiveness measures: Experimental evidence about diagnosticity of relative actual persuasiveness. 73rd Annual ICA Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Park, R., Gerstorf, D., Drewelies, J., Demuth, I., Eibich, P., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., Smith, J., Hoppmann, C., & Ram, N. (2023, March). Tracking divergence of well-being across time: A unified approach to modeling multi-dimensional change. 2023 SAS Annual Conference, Long Beach, California, USA.
Choi, J., Park, R., Baek, Y. M., & Lee, J. M. (2023). Unraveling the thought probes of US legislators on trade negotiations: Sentiment analysis of the 108th and 112th US congressional speeches. Pacific Focus, 38(1), 83–104. https://doi.org/10.1111/pafo.12220
Baek, Y. M., & Park, R. (2022). Complex survey data analysis using R. Hannarae Publishing Co.
Park, R., & Song, H. (2022, May). We don’t need THAT vaccine: An agent-based modeling of vaccine uptake and resistance dynamics with heterogeneous vaccination options. 72nd Annual ICA Conference, Paris, France.
Park, R., & Baek, Y. M. (2021). Talking about what would happen versus what happened: Tracking congressional speeches during COVID-19. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 9(2), 608–622. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.6153
Park, R., & Baek, Y. M. (2021). Evaluating the effectiveness of parental mediation on children’s media use: Propensity score matching with complex survey data. Korean Journal of Journalism & Communication Studies, 65(6), 5–46. https://doi.org/10.20879/kjjcs.2021.65.6.001
Baek, Y. M., & Park, R. (2021). Missing data analysis using R: Maximum likelihood and multiple imputation. Hannarae Publishing Co.
Baek, Y. M., & Park, R. (2021). Propensity score analysis using R: Causal inference based on the Rubin’s causal model. Hannarae Publishing Co.
Park, R., & Baek, Y. M. (2021). Trends in survey response rates during election periods in South Korea: Two-phases of survey response model and survey modes. Journal of Communication Research, 58(3), 5–45. https://doi.org/10.22174/jcr.2021.58.3.5
Park, R., & Baek, Y. M. (2020). Early voting and the citizens’ change in vote choice in Korean legislative elections: An ecological inference (EI) approach. Korean Party Studies Review, 19(3), 39–73. https://doi.org/10.30992/KPSR.2020.