ERIC Number: ED467811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Exploring Issues of Test Taker Behavior: Insights Gained from Response-Time Analyses. Law School Admission Council Computerized Testing Report. LSAC Research Report Series.
Schnikpe, Deborah L.; Scrams, David J.
The unobtrusive recording of item response times is one of the many advantages offered by computerized test administration. This report is a broad review of psychometric literature on response times. The review is not exhaustive, but does provide a sample of work that has been done. The review is organized into seven sections: (1) scoring models; (2) speed-accuracy relationships; (3) strategy usage; (4) speededness; (5) pacing; (6) predicting finishing times/setting time limits; and (7) subgroup differences. There is a final section that makes recommendations for future research. Among the research that may be particularly useful will be studies focusing on cognitive approaches. Psychometric response time researchers may benefit from looking at studies of response time in cognitive psychology. (Contains 3 figures and 97 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.