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Jamil, Tahira; Marsman, Maarten; Ly, Alexander; Morey, Richard D.; Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
In 1881, Donald MacAlister posed a problem in the "Educational Times" that remains relevant today. The problem centers on the statistical evidence for the effectiveness of a treatment based on a comparison between two proportions. A brief historical sketch is followed by a discussion of two default Bayesian solutions, one based on a…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Evidence, Comparative Analysis, Problem Solving
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Engelhard, George, Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
A historical perspective is provided of the concept of invariance in measurement theory, describing sample-invariant item calibration and item-invariant measurement of individuals. Invariance as a key measurement concept is illustrated through the measurement theories of E. L. Thorndike, L. L. Thurstone, and G. Rasch. (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Educational History, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics