Handbook of Item Response Theory Modeling

Author: Steven P. Reise
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317565703
Format: PDF, ePub
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Item response theory (IRT) has moved beyond the confines of educational measurement into assessment domains such as personality, psychopathology, and patient-reported outcomes. Classic and emerging IRT methods and applications that are revolutionizing psychological measurement, particularly for health assessments used to demonstrate treatment effectiveness, are reviewed in this new volume. World renowned contributors present the latest research and methodologies about these models along with their applications and related challenges. Examples using real data, some from NIH-PROMIS, show how to apply these models in actual research situations. Chapters review fundamental issues of IRT, modern estimation methods, testing assumptions, evaluating fit, item banking, scoring in multidimensional models, and advanced IRT methods. New multidimensional models are provided along with suggestions for deciding among the family of IRT models available. Each chapter provides an introduction, describes state-of-the art research methods, demonstrates an application, and provides a summary. The book addresses the most critical IRT conceptual and statistical issues confronting researchers and advanced students in psychology, education, and medicine today. Although the chapters highlight health outcomes data the issues addressed are relevant to any content domain. The book addresses: IRT models applied to non-educational data especially patient reported outcomes Differences between cognitive and non-cognitive constructs and the challenges these bring to modeling. The application of multidimensional IRT models designed to capture typical performance data. Cutting-edge methods for deriving a single latent dimension from multidimensional data A new model designed for the measurement of constructs that are defined on one end of a continuum such as substance abuse Scoring individuals under different multidimensional IRT models and item banking for patient-reported health outcomes How to evaluate measurement invariance, diagnose problems with response categories, and assess growth and change. Part 1 reviews fundamental topics such as assumption testing, parameter estimation, and the assessment of model and person fit. New, emerging, and classic IRT models including modeling multidimensional data and the use of new IRT models in typical performance measurement contexts are examined in Part 2. Part 3 reviews the major applications of IRT models such as scoring, item banking for patient-reported health outcomes, evaluating measurement invariance, linking scales to a common metric, and measuring growth and change. The book concludes with a look at future IRT applications in health outcomes measurement. The book summarizes the latest advances and critiques foundational topics such a multidimensionality, assessment of fit, handling non-normality, as well as applied topics such as differential item functioning and multidimensional linking. Intended for researchers, advanced students, and practitioners in psychology, education, and medicine interested in applying IRT methods, this book also serves as a text in advanced graduate courses on IRT or measurement. Familiarity with factor analysis, latent variables, IRT, and basic measurement theory is assumed.

Studienbuch Schulleistungsstudien

Author: Christine Sälzer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662457652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses Buch gewährt einen kompakten, aber verständlichen Überblick über die Methodik und Auswertung von verschiedenen Schulleistungsstudien und enthält eine erweiterte Diskussion des Kompetenzbegriffs. In Deutschland werden seit mehreren Jahren regelmäßig nationale und internationale Schulleistungsstudien durchgeführt, unter anderem die PISA-Studie. Viele dieser Studien verwenden das Rasch-Modell zur Erklärung der gewonnenen Ergebnisse. Was ist aber das Rasch-Modell und warum kann mit ihm die Messung von Schülerkompetenzen anhand von bestimmten Tests erfolgen? Nach einer grundlegenden und voraussetzungsfreien Vorstellung des Rasch-Models geht das Buch dieser Frage nach und erläutert in Verbindung mit den aktuellen Studien in Deutschlands Schulen die Grundprinzipien wie auch Grenzen des Rasch-Models.

Quantitative Psychology

Author: L. Andries van der Ark
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319562940
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This proceedings volume compiles and expands on selected and peer reviewed presentations given at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), organized by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and held in Asheville, North Carolina, July 11th to 17th, 2016. IMPS is one of the largest international meetings focusing on quantitative measurement in psychology, education, and the social sciences, both in terms of participants and number of presentations. The meeting built on the Psychometric Society's mission to share quantitative methods relevant to psychology, addressing a diverse set of psychometric topics including item response theory, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, mediation analysis, cognitive diagnostic models, and multi-level models. Selected presenters were invited to revise and expand their contributions and to have them peer reviewed and published in this proceedings volume. Previous volumes to showcase work from the Psychometric Society’s meetings are New Developments in Quantitative Psychology: Presentations from the 77th Annual Psychometric Society Meeting (Springer, 2013), Quantitative Psychology Research: The 78th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society (Springer, 2015), Quantitative Psychology Research: The 79th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 2014 (Springer, 2015), and Quantitative Psychology Research: The 80th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Beijing, 2015 (Springer, 2016).

Handbook of Educational Measurement and Psychometrics Using R

Author: Christopher D. Desjardins
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351650300
Format: PDF
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This book provides a broad overview of methods in educational and psychological measurement focusing on applications using R. It includes the key introductory topics and extends to recent research developments, such as multidimensional item response theory models. The focus is on the practical implementation of the methods, with lots of real data examples and R code integrated throughout. The book will be supplemented by an R package with all code and data available for replication. The book could be used as a supplementary text for the computing component of a course on measurement in either department.

Educational Measurement

Author: Robert L. Brennan
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780275981259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Documents progress in the field of educational measurement and provides in-depth treatment of such important topics as test fairness, scaling and norming, and performance assessment.

Educational Measurement for Applied Researchers

Author: Margaret Wu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811033021
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a valuable read for a diverse group of researchers and practitioners who analyze assessment data and construct test instruments. It focuses on the use of classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT), which are often required in the fields of psychology (e.g. for measuring psychological traits), health (e.g. for measuring the severity of disorders), and education (e.g. for measuring student performance), and makes these analytical tools accessible to a broader audience. Having taught assessment subjects to students from diverse backgrounds for a number of years, the three authors have a wealth of experience in presenting educational measurement topics, in-depth concepts and applications in an accessible format. As such, the book addresses the needs of readers who use CTT and IRT in their work but do not necessarily have an extensive mathematical background. The book also sheds light on common misconceptions in applying measurement models, and presents an integrated approach to different measurement methods, such as contrasting CTT with IRT and multidimensional IRT models with unidimensional IRT models. Wherever possible, comparisons between models are explicitly made. In addition, the book discusses concepts for test equating and differential item functioning, as well as Bayesian IRT models and plausible values using simple examples. This book can serve as a textbook for introductory courses on educational measurement, as supplementary reading for advanced courses, or as a valuable reference guide for researchers interested in analyzing student assessment data.

Diagnostik von Motivation und Selbstkonzept

Author: Joachim Stiensmeier-Pelster
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840916747
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Band stellt aktuelle Trends in der Diagnostik von Lern- und Leistungsmotivation, des Selbstkonzepts und der Selbstregulation vor. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Beschreibung neuester Fragebögen und Testverfahren. Die Beiträge bieten Hinweise darauf, wie die Motivation und das Selbstkonzept das Lernverhalten und damit die Leistung beeinflussen. Die Testverfahren und Fragebögen werden hinsichtlich ihres theoretischen Fundaments, ihres Aufbaus, ihrer psychometrischen Kennwerte und ihrer Anwendungsmöglichkeiten beschrieben. Der Leser wird damit in die Lage versetzt, für unterschiedliche praktische Probleme zielsicher das derzeit geeigneteste Testverfahren auszuwählen.