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ERIC Number: EJ1133065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Item Response Theory: A Basic Concept
Mahmud, Jumailiyah
Educational Research and Reviews, v12 n5 p258-266 Mar 2017
With the development in computing technology, item response theory (IRT) develops rapidly, and has become a user friendly application in psychometrics world. Limitation in classical theory is one aspect that encourages the use of IRT. In this study, the basic concept of IRT will be discussed. In addition, it will briefly review the ability parameter estimation, particularly maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) and expected a posteriori (EAP). This review aims to describe the fundamental understanding of IRT, MLE and EAP which likely facilitates evaluators in the psychometrics to recognize the characteristics of test participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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