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ERIC Number: EJ827265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Increasing the Number of Replications in Item Response Theory Simulations: Automation through SAS and Disk Operating System
Gagne, Phill; Furlow, Carolyn; Ross, Terris
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v69 n1 p79-84 2009
In item response theory (IRT) simulation research, it is often necessary to use one software package for data generation and a second software package to conduct the IRT analysis. Because this can substantially slow down the simulation process, it is sometimes offered as a justification for using very few replications. This article provides researchers with simple Disk Operating System code that can be used through SAS to automate the process of data generation, analysis, and organization. By using these techniques, IRT simulation researchers can use a robust enough number of replications to be better able to generalize their findings.
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Language: English
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