ERIC Number: EJ580841
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Distractors--Can They Be Biased Too?
Alagumalai, Sivakumar; Keeves, John P.
Journal of Outcome Measurement, v3 n1 p89-102 1999
How distractors in a test item function differentially is discussed. Also discussed are methods to identify distractor bias, including the Pearson chi square, likelihood-ratio chi square, and the Neyman weighted-least squares chi square tests. Problems from a physics test illustrate possible causes of distractor bias. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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