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Kim, Nana; Bolt, Daniel M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
This paper presents a mixture item response tree (IRTree) model for extreme response style. Unlike traditional applications of single IRTree models, a mixture approach provides a way of representing the mixture of respondents following different underlying response processes (between individuals), as well as the uncertainty present at the…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Response Style (Tests), Models, Test Items
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Park, Sung Eun; Ahn, Soyeon; Zopluoglu, Cengiz – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
This study presents a new approach to synthesizing differential item functioning (DIF) effect size: First, using correlation matrices from each study, we perform a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis (MGCFA) that examines measurement invariance of a test item between two subgroups (i.e., focal and reference groups). Then we synthesize, across…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Effect Size, Difficulty Level, Monte Carlo Methods
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Lenhard, Wolfgang; Lenhard, Alexandra – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
The interpretation of psychometric test results is usually based on norm scores. We compared semiparametric continuous norming (SPCN) with conventional norming methods by simulating results for test scales with different item numbers and difficulties via an item response theory approach. Subsequently, we modeled the norm scores based on random…
Descriptors: Test Norms, Scores, Regression (Statistics), Test Items
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Schulte, Niklas; Holling, Heinz; Bürkner, Paul-Christian – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
Forced-choice questionnaires can prevent faking and other response biases typically associated with rating scales. However, the derived trait scores are often unreliable and ipsative, making interindividual comparisons in high-stakes situations impossible. Several studies suggest that these problems vanish if the number of measured traits is high.…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Measurement Techniques, Test Format, Scoring
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Roozenbeek, Jon; Maertens, Rakoen; McClanahan, William; van der Linden, Sander – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
Online misinformation is a pervasive global problem. In response, psychologists have recently explored the theory of psychological inoculation: If people are preemptively exposed to a weakened version of a misinformation technique, they can build up cognitive resistance. This study addresses two unanswered methodological questions about a widely…
Descriptors: Games, Intervention, Scores, Pretests Posttests
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Man, Kaiwen; Harring, Jeffrey R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
Many approaches have been proposed to jointly analyze item responses and response times to understand behavioral differences between normally and aberrantly behaved test-takers. Biometric information, such as data from eye trackers, can be used to better identify these deviant testing behaviors in addition to more conventional data types. Given…
Descriptors: Cheating, Item Response Theory, Reaction Time, Eye Movements
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Su, Shiyang; Wang, Chun; Weiss, David J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
S-X[superscript 2] is a popular item fit index that is available in commercial software packages such as "flex"MIRT. However, no research has systematically examined the performance of S-X[superscript 2] for detecting item misfit within the context of the multidimensional graded response model (MGRM). The primary goal of this study was…
Descriptors: Statistics, Goodness of Fit, Test Items, Models
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Olvera Astivia, Oscar Lorenzo; Kroc, Edward; Zumbo, Bruno D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Simulations concerning the distributional assumptions of coefficient alpha are contradictory. To provide a more principled theoretical framework, this article relies on the Fréchet-Hoeffding bounds, in order to showcase that the distribution of the items play a role on the estimation of correlations and covariances. More specifically, these bounds…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Reliability, Computation, Correlation
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Raborn, Anthony W.; Leite, Walter L.; Marcoulides, Katerina M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
This study compares automated methods to develop short forms of psychometric scales. Obtaining a short form that has both adequate internal structure and strong validity with respect to relationships with other variables is difficult with traditional methods of short-form development. Metaheuristic algorithms can select items for short forms while…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Automation, Heuristics, Mathematics
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Yesiltas, Gonca; Paek, Insu – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
A log-linear model (LLM) is a well-known statistical method to examine the relationship among categorical variables. This study investigated the performance of LLM in detecting differential item functioning (DIF) for polytomously scored items via simulations where various sample sizes, ability mean differences (impact), and DIF types were…
Descriptors: Simulation, Sample Size, Item Analysis, Scores
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Dimitrov, Dimiter M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
This study presents new models for item response functions (IRFs) in the framework of the D-scoring method (DSM) that is gaining attention in the field of educational and psychological measurement and largescale assessments. In a previous work on DSM, the IRFs of binary items were estimated using a logistic regression model (LRM). However, the LRM…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Scoring, True Scores, Scaling
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Lee, HyeSun; Smith, Weldon Z. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Based on the framework of testlet models, the current study suggests the Bayesian random block item response theory (BRB IRT) model to fit forced-choice formats where an item block is composed of three or more items. To account for local dependence among items within a block, the BRB IRT model incorporated a random block effect into the response…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Item Response Theory, Monte Carlo Methods, Test Format
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Ulitzsch, Esther; von Davier, Matthias; Pohl, Steffi – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
So far, modeling approaches for not-reached items have considered one single underlying process. However, missing values at the end of a test can occur for a variety of reasons. On the one hand, examinees may not reach the end of a test due to time limits and lack of working speed. On the other hand, examinees may not attempt all items and quit…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Items, Response Style (Tests), Computer Assisted Testing
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Chen, Michelle Y.; Liu, Yan; Zumbo, Bruno D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
This study introduces a novel differential item functioning (DIF) method based on propensity score matching that tackles two challenges in analyzing performance assessment data, that is, continuous task scores and lack of a reliable internal variable as a proxy for ability or aptitude. The proposed DIF method consists of two main stages. First,…
Descriptors: Probability, Scores, Evaluation Methods, Test Items
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Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
This note raises caution that a finding of a marked pseudo-guessing parameter for an item within a three-parameter item response model could be spurious in a population with substantial unobserved heterogeneity. A numerical example is presented wherein each of two classes the two-parameter logistic model is used to generate the data on a…
Descriptors: Guessing (Tests), Item Response Theory, Test Items, Models
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