ERIC Number: EJ883154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 9
Assumptions about True-Scores and Populations in Equating
Brennan, Robert L.
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v8 n1 p1-3 2010
This excellent set of papers is comprehensive and very well written. The Kane et al. paper lays out the theory for linear equating with the NEAT design using a clever but simple framework. The Suh et al. paper is an excellent empirical study of the various methods. The Mroch et al. paper provides an insightful evaluation of the methods as developed and studied in the other two papers. Although the scope of these papers is broad in the sense of the methods covered, the scope is somewhat restricted in two senses. In this article, the author offers his comments on true-score assumptions and discusses why many of the equations provided in Kane et al. paper are not directly relevant for operational equating.
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Evaluation Methods, Psychometrics, Models, Regression (Statistics), Causal Models, Population Trends
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