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ERIC Number: EJ879087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Modeling the Effects of Person Group Factors on Discrimination
Humphry, Stephen M.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v70 n2 p215-231 2010
Discrimination has traditionally been parameterized for items but not other empirical factors. Consequently, if person factors affect discrimination they cause misfit. However, by explicitly formulating the relationship between discrimination and the unit of a metric, it is possible to parameterize discrimination for person groups. This article applies the Rasch model with a person group discrimination parameter to demonstrate the empirical effect of a person group factor on the degree of discrimination. The model is applied to the responses of students in different grades of schooling to a reading test, resulting in improved equating and fit of the data to the model. A simulation study confirms the efficacy of the model and tests of fit. Applied implications are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia