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ERIC Number: EJ1088354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
The New (Educational) Statistics: Properties of Scales That Matter
Ho, Andrew Dean
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v41 n1 p94-99 Feb 2016
in this article, Andrew Dean Ho presents a response to David Thissen's essay, "Bad Questions: An Essay Involving Item Response Theory (2016)," calling it an excellent contribution to the genre of commentaries on the field which joins the likes of the piece by Thissen's frequent collaborator, Howard Wainer (2010), who published "14 conversations about three things" in this journal 6 years ago. Ho's response distinguishes between Thissen's (2016) first three bad questions and his last two. Thissen's first three questions concern statistical and psychometric criteria, for IRT model fit, unidimensionality, and cardinality (interval scale properties), respectively. The author argues that the last two questions are bad in part because statisticians and psychometricians have done too little to help answer them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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