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ERIC Number: EJ829932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0146-6216
The Item Parameter Replication Method for Detecting Differential Functioning in the Polytomous DFIT Framework
Raju, Nambury S.; Fortmann-Johnson, Kristen A.; Kim, Wonsuk; Morris, Scott B.; Nering, Michael L.; Oshima, T. C.
Applied Psychological Measurement, v33 n2 p133-147 2009
The recent study of Oshima, Raju, and Nanda proposes the item parameter replication (IPR) method for assessing statistical significance of the noncompensatory differential item functioning (NCDIF) index within the differential functioning of items and tests (DFIT) framework. Previous Monte Carlo simulations have found that the appropriate cutoff values for determining statistical significance of NCDIF depend on sample size and the item response theory (IRT) model used for the analysis. The IPR method simplifies the process of identifying cutoff values that are tailored to a particular research setting. This approach has been shown to be effective for detecting differential item functioning (DIF) in dichotomous items. The current article extends the IPR method to the polytomous case. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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