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ERIC Number: EJ856071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
The (Un)usual Suspects? A Measurement Community in Search of Its Identity
Rupp, Andre A.; Templin, Jonathan
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v7 n2 p115-121 2009
In this article, the authors aim to initiate an open discussion about many of the often unspoken assumptions, beliefs, and myths surrounding "diagnostic classification models" (DCMs). Reading the inspired exchange in the commentaries that the authors have received for their article, it is more apparent to them than ever that they are ready to talk about these models from all kinds of angles. As a measurement community, people are indeed at an exciting juncture in the work with DCMs as they are currently experiencing an important sea change in the way they think about DCMs. It is immensely refreshing to see that all commentators seem to agree that the development of DCMs and the diagnostic assessments to which they are applied has been statistically fruitful but practically unconvincing so far. People can envision many practitioners breathing several deep sighs of relief, because the debate in the commentaries gives credence to the doubts that practitioners have had in the past about why they should buy into the passionate rhetoric. It seems like the time has truly come for the measurement community to demonstrate an added practical value for the application of DCMs. Here, the authors speak as members of this relatively new community and synthesize the core themes that the commentators have described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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