NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Practitioners1
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 332 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Zhou, Yuchun – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
Using mixed methods to develop new scales is not a new idea since the 2000s. However, there exists inadequate literature that discusses scale development using mixed methods, with steps including how to design the study, how to implement the process, and how to conduct validation. This study proposes a hands-on model of using mixed methods to…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Test Construction, Construct Validity, Psychometrics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gan, Zhengdong; Hoi, Cathy; Schumacker, Randall – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been strongly promulgated by an increasing number of education systems internationally, little research is available that investigates students' responses to such AfL innovations, particularly in a Chinese learning context. There is a need to research and evaluate the AfL practices introduced and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Shivraj, Pooja; Basaraba, Deni; Yovanoff, Paul – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
Diagnostic assessments are intended to support teachers' instructional decision making by providing instructionally relevant information. In this article, we propose that using cognitive theories of learning to design diagnostic assessments can provide teachers with two diagnostic outcomes: (a) the location of a student's thinking within the…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Learning Theories, Test Construction, Learning Processes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Malatesta, Jaime; Lee, Won-Chan – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
This article reviews several software programs designed to conduct item response theory (IRT) scale linking and equating. The programs reviewed include IRTEQ, STUIRT, and POLYEQUATE. Features and functionalities of each program are discussed and an example analysis using the common-item non-equivalent groups design in IRTEQ is provided.
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Equated Scores, Computer Software, Computer Interfaces
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sessoms, John; Henson, Robert A. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Diagnostic classification models (DCMs) classify examinees based on the skills they have mastered given their test performance. This classification enables targeted feedback that can inform remedial instruction. Unfortunately, applications of DCMs have been criticized (e.g., no validity support). Generally, these evaluations have been brief and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Classification, Models, Criticism
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wang, Shiyu; Zhang, Susu; Douglas, Jeff; Culpepper, Steven – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Analyzing students' growth remains an important topic in educational research. Most recently, Diagnostic Classification Models (DCMs) have been used to track skill acquisition in a longitudinal fashion, with the purpose to provide an estimate of students' learning trajectories in terms of the change of fine-grained skills overtime. Response time…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Markov Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Spatial Ability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Minchen, Nathan; de la Torre, Jimmy – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs) allow for the extraction of fine-grained, multidimensional diagnostic information from appropriately designed tests. In recent years, interest in such models has grown as formative assessment grows in popularity. Many dichotomous as well as several polytomous CDMs have been proposed in the last two decades, but…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Item Response Theory, Formative Evaluation, Models
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
von Davier, Matthias – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
This article critically reviews how diagnostic models have been conceptualized and how they compare to other approaches used in educational measurement. In particular, certain assumptions that have been taken for granted and used as defining characteristics of diagnostic models are reviewed and it is questioned whether these assumptions are the…
Descriptors: Criticism, Psychometrics, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Assessment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Henson, Robert; DiBello, Lou; Stout, Bill – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Diagnostic classification models (DCMs, also known as cognitive diagnosis models) hold the promise of providing detailed classroom information about the skills a student has or has not mastered. Specifically, DCMs are special cases of constrained latent class models where classes are defined based on mastery/nonmastery of a set of attributes (or…
Descriptors: Classification, Diagnostic Tests, Models, Mastery Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Marcoulides, Katerina M. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
This study examined the use of Bayesian analysis methods for the estimation of item parameters in a two-parameter logistic item response theory model. Using simulated data under various design conditions with both informative and non-informative priors, the parameter recovery of Bayesian analysis methods were examined. Overall results showed that…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Item Response Theory, Probability, Difficulty Level
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rupp, André A.; van Rijn, Peter W. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
We review the GIDNA and CDM packages in R for fitting cognitive diagnosis/diagnostic classification models. We first provide a summary of their core capabilities and then use both simulated and real data to compare their functionalities in practice. We found that the most relevant routines in the two packages appear to be more similar than…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Cognitive Measurement, Measurement, Computer Software
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kim, Seohyun; Lu, Zhenqiu; Cohen, Allan S. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Bayesian algorithms have been used successfully in the social and behavioral sciences to analyze dichotomous data particularly with complex structural equation models. In this study, we investigate the use of the Polya-Gamma data augmentation method with Gibbs sampling to improve estimation of structural equation models with dichotomous variables.…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Structural Equation Models, Computation, Social Science Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ames, Allison J.; Au, Chi Hang – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Stan is a flexible probabilistic programming language providing full Bayesian inference through Hamiltonian Monte Carlo algorithms. The benefits of Hamiltonian Monte Carlo include improved efficiency and faster inference, when compared to other MCMC software implementations. Users can interface with Stan through a variety of computing…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software, Programming Languages
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Leventhal, Brian C.; Stone, Clement A. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Interest in Bayesian analysis of item response theory (IRT) models has grown tremendously due to the appeal of the paradigm among psychometricians, advantages of these methods when analyzing complex models, and availability of general-purpose software. Possible models include models which reflect multidimensionality due to designed test structure,…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Item Response Theory, Models, Psychometrics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sinharay, Sandip – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2018
Producers and consumers of test scores are increasingly concerned about fraudulent behavior before and during the test. There exist several statistical or psychometric methods for detecting fraudulent behavior on tests. This paper provides a review of the Bayesian approaches among them. Four hitherto-unpublished real data examples are provided to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Student Behavior, Bayesian Statistics
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  23