ERIC Number: ED390887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Application of the Mantel-Haenszel Procedure to Complex Samples of Items.
Allen, Nancy L.; Donoghue, John R.
This Monte Carlo study examined the effect of complex sampling of items on the measurement of differential item functioning (DIF) using the Mantel-Haenszel procedure. Data were generated using a three-parameter logistic item response theory model according to the balanced incomplete block (BIB) design used in the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The length of each block of items and the number of DIF items in the matching variable were varied, as were the difficulty, discrimination, and presence of DIF in the studied item. Block, booklet, pooled booklet, and extra-information analyses were compared to a complete data analysis using the transformed log-odds on the delta scale. The pooled booklet approach is recommended for use when items are selected for examinees according to a BIB design. This study has implications for DIF analyses of other complex samples of items, such as computer administered testing or another complex assessment design. (Contains 14 tables and 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress