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ERIC Number: ED534585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-6632-8
Detection of Unmotivated Test Takers through an Analysis of Response Patterns: Beyond Person-Fit Statistics
Twiste, Tara L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, City University of New York
The identification of patterned responding in unmotivated test takers was investigated through the formation of a novel method. The proposed method relied on marginal proportions of answer choice options as well as the transitional proportions between responses on item pairs. A chi square analysis was used to determine the degree of significance of each participant's patterned responding. The method was compared to the existing person-fit statistic l[subscript z] (Drasgow, Levine & McLaughlin, 1987). Three publically available data sets--including a political science survey, an elementary school arithmetic scale and a general college course final exam--were used to test the occurrence of patterned responding and the ability of the proposed method to identify such unmotivated behavior. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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