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ERIC Number: EJ1201544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Revised Parallel Analysis with Nonnormal Ability and a Guessing Parameter
DeMars, Christine E.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v79 n1 p151-169 Feb 2019
Previous work showing that revised parallel analysis can be effective with dichotomous items has used a two-parameter model and normally distributed abilities. In this study, both two- and three-parameter models were used with normally distributed and skewed ability distributions. Relatively minor skew and kurtosis in the underlying ability distribution had almost no effect on Type I error for unidimensional data and reduced power for two-dimensional data slightly with smaller sample sizes of 400. Using a two-parameter model on three-parameter data produced dramatically increased rejection rates for the unidimensional data. Using the correct three-parameter model reduced the unidimensional rejection rates but yielded lower power than the two-parameter data in some conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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