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ERIC Number: ED144962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
A Rapid Item-Search Procedure for Bayesian Adaptive Testing. Research Report 77-4.
Vale, C. David; Weiss, David J.
An alternative item-selection procedure for use with Owen's Bayesian adaptive testing strategy is proposed. This procedure is, by design, faster than Owen's original procedure because it searches only part of the total item pool. Item selections are, however, identical for both methods. After a conceptual development of the rapid-search procedure, the supporting mathematics are presented. In a simulated comparison with three item pools, the rapid-search procedure required as little as one-tenth the computer time as Owen's technique. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychology.