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ERIC Number: EJ985877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
The Use of the L[subscript z] and L[subscript z]* Person-Fit Statistics and Problems Derived from Model Misspecification
Meijer, Rob R.; Tendeiro, Jorge N.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v37 n6 p758-766 Dec 2012
We extend a recent didactic by Magis, Raiche, and Beland on the use of the l[subscript z] and l[subscript z]* person-fit statistics. We discuss a number of possibly confusing details and show that it is important to first investigate item response theory model fit before assessing person fit. Furthermore, it is argued that appropriate distributions are only a first step for practical use of person-fit statistics. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands