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ERIC Number: EJ1125347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Three New Methods for Analysis of Answer Changes
Sinharay, Sandip; Johnson, Matthew S.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v77 n1 p54-81 Jan 2017
In a pioneering research article, Wollack and colleagues suggested the "erasure detection index" (EDI) to detect test tampering. The EDI can be used with or without a continuity correction and is assumed to follow the standard normal distribution under the null hypothesis of no test tampering. When used without a continuity correction, the EDI often has inflated Type I error rates. When used with a continuity correction, the EDI has satisfactory Type I error rates, but smaller power compared with the EDI without a continuity correction. This article suggests three methods for detecting test tampering that do not rely on the assumption of a standard normal distribution under the null hypothesis. It is demonstrated in a detailed simulation study that the performance of each suggested method is slightly better than that of the EDI. The EDI and the suggested methods were applied to a real data set. The suggested methods, although more computation intensive than the EDI, seem to be promising in detecting test tampering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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