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ERIC Number: EJ1046104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Item Response Theory: Overview, Applications, and Promise for Institutional Research
Bowman, Nicholas A.; Herzog, Serge; Sharkness, Jessica
New Directions for Institutional Research, n161 p41-58 2014
Item Response Theory (IRT) is a measurement theory that is ideal for scale and test development in institutional research, but it is not without its drawbacks. This chapter provides an overview of IRT, describes an example of its use, and highlights the pros and cons of using IRT in applied settings.
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Language: English
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