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Park, Minjeong; Wu, Amery D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2019
Item response tree (IRTree) models are recently introduced as an approach to modeling response data from Likert-type rating scales. IRTree models are particularly useful to capture a variety of individuals' behaviors involving in item responding. This study employed IRTree models to investigate response styles, which are individuals' tendencies to…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Likert Scales, Response Style (Tests)
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Preston, Kathleen Suzanne Johnson; Gottfried, Allen W.; Park, Jonathan J.; Manapat, Patrick Don; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles; Oliver, Pamella H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Measurement invariance is a prerequisite when comparing different groups of individuals or when studying a group of individuals across time. This assures that the same construct is assessed without measurement artifacts. This investigation applied a novel approach of simultaneous parameter linking to cross-sectional and longitudinal measures of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Family Relationship, Measurement, Measures (Individuals)
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Muth, Chelsea; Bales, Karen L.; Hinde, Katie; Maninger, Nicole; Mendoza, Sally P.; Ferrer, Emilio – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
Unavoidable sample size issues beset psychological research that involves scarce populations or costly laboratory procedures. When incorporating longitudinal designs these samples are further reduced by traditional modeling techniques, which perform listwise deletion for any instance of missing data. Moreover, these techniques are limited in their…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Psychological Studies, Models, Statistical Analysis
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Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Felix, Erika D.; Morovati, Diane; Carnazzo, Katherine W.; Dever, Bridget V. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The practice of screening students to identify behavioral and emotional risk is gaining momentum, with limited guidance regarding the frequency with which screenings should occur. Screening frequency decisions are influenced by the stability of the constructs assessed and changes in risk status over time. This study investigated the 4-year…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Risk, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Li, Xueming; Sireci, Stephen G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
Validity evidence based on test content is of essential importance in educational testing. One source for such evidence is an alignment study, which helps evaluate the congruence between tested objectives and those specified in the curriculum. However, the results of an alignment study do not always sufficiently capture the degree to which a test…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Multidimensional Scaling, Data Analysis, Educational Testing
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Santelices, Maria Veronica; Wilson, Mark – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
The relationship between differential item functioning (DIF) and item difficulty on the SAT is such that more difficult items tended to exhibit DIF in favor of the focal group (usually minority groups). These results were reported by Kulick and Hu, and Freedle and have been enthusiastically discussed by more recent literature. Examining the…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Statistical Analysis
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Cauffman, Elizabeth; MacIntosh, Randall – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
The juvenile justice system needs a tool that can identify and assess mental health problems among youths quickly with validity and reliability. The goal of this article is to evaluate the racial/ethnic and gender differential item functioning (DIF) of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) using the Rasch Model.…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Youth, Delinquency, Measurement Techniques
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Gold, Yvonne; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis of the Educators Survey, an inventory to assess teacher burnout, for scores from 133 beginning elementary and secondary school teachers support a 3-factor structure. The level of construct validity of the instrument is considered promising for assessing teacher burnout. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Construct Validity, Correlation, Elementary School Teachers