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ERIC Number: EJ1026119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Alternative Smoothing and Scaling Strategies for Weighted Composite Scores
Moses, Tim
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v74 n3 p516-536 Jun 2014
In this study, smoothing and scaling approaches are compared for estimating subscore-to-composite scaling results involving composites computed as rounded and weighted combinations of subscores. The considered smoothing and scaling approaches included those based on raw data, on smoothing the bivariate distribution of the subscores, on smoothing the bivariate distribution of the subscore and weighted composite, and two weighted averages of the raw and smoothed marginal distributions. Results from simulations showed that the approaches differed in terms of their estimation accuracy for scaling situations with smaller and larger sample sizes, and on weighted composite distributions of varied complexity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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