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ERIC Number: EJ896947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-6216
A Mixture Rasch Model with Item Response Time Components
Meyer, J. Patrick
Applied Psychological Measurement, v34 n7 p521-538 Oct 2010
An examinee faced with a test item will engage in solution behavior or rapid-guessing behavior. These qualitatively different test-taking behaviors bias parameter estimates for item response models that do not control for such behavior. A mixture Rasch model with item response time components was proposed and evaluated through application to real test data and a simulation study. The analysis of extant data indicated that a two-class solution fit better than a one-class solution and that 15% of examinees engaged in rapid-guessing behavior. Moreover, solution behavior examinees had substantially higher average ability scores than rapid-guessing examinees. Results of the simulation study indicated that the parameters were recovered well. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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