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Factor Analysis

Neil Abell, David W. Springer, and Akihito Kamata

in Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195333367
eISBN:
9780199864300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333367.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents basics of factor analysis modeling, focusing on its use and interpretations in scale and test development contexts. Two approaches to such analyses are discussed: exploratory ... More


Item response theory

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

in Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Item response theory (IRT) is a relatively new approach to developing scales. It promises to produce scales that are shorter than those developed using traditional methods, but that are equally ... More


Additional Reading

Christine DeMars

in Item Response Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377033
eISBN:
9780199847341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter offers some suggestions for further reading. Some of the books that may be useful for more advanced general information on item response theory (IRT) include The Theory and Practice of ... More


Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book covers in detail how to develop a measurement scale: a questionnaire or instrument, with specific applications in health sciences. Its organization follows the steps developers will go ... More


Searching for Unicorns: Item Response Theory-Based Solutions to the Faking Problem

Michael J. Zickar and Katherine A. Sliter

in New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387476
eISBN:
9780199914517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0038
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the application of item response theory (IRT) techniques to the detection of faking in personality assessment. The chapter begins with a discussion of the basics of IRT ... More


Constructing Fake-Resistant Personality Tests Using Item Response Theory: High-Stakes Personality Testing with Multidimensional Pairwise Preferences

Stephen Stark, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, and Fritz Drasgow

in New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387476
eISBN:
9780199914517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0061
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the problem of faking in high stakes personality testing and potential psychometric remedies. Following a brief summary of the effects of faking and methods that have been ... More


Item Response Theory

Christine DeMars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377033
eISBN:
9780199847341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book addresses an important issue for the design of survey instruments, which is rarely taught in graduate programs beyond those specifically for statisticians. Item Response Theory is used to ... More


Application of Item Response Theory Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data

Donald Hedeker, Robin J. Mermelstein, and Brian R. Flay

in Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173444
eISBN:
9780199847051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173444.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Item response theory (IRT), or latent trait models, provide a statistically rich class of tools for analysis of education test and psychological scale data. In the non-complex case, these data are ... More


Introduction

Christine DeMars

in Item Response Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377033
eISBN:
9780199847341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Item response theory (IRT) models show the relationship between the ability or trait (θ) measured by the instrument and an item response. Both the IRT and classical test theory (CTT) indices and how ... More


Assumptions

Christine DeMars

in Item Response Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377033
eISBN:
9780199847341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter offers an in-depth discussion of the three statistical assumptions of item response theory (IRT), namely unidimensionality, local independence, and correct model specification. Each of ... More


Reliability and Measurement Error

Brian E. Perron and David F. Gillespie

in Key Concepts in Measurement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855483
eISBN:
9780190235963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855483.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Reliability is the degree to which measurements are free from error, making reliability inversely related to error. Reliability goes hand-in-hand with validity, as any reputable introductory research ... More


Requirements

Christine DeMars

in Item Response Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377033
eISBN:
9780199847341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the types of questions for which item response theory (IRT) is useful, along with the data requirements needed to apply IRT appropriately. It focuses on the application of IRT, ... More


Discussion

Christine DeMars

in Item Response Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377033
eISBN:
9780199847341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter offers examples of a brief discussion of the results. It is limited to a technical report or test development summary. These reports would be directed to the test development team or ... More


Public Opinion in South and Nation

Devin Caughey

in The Unsolid South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the political attitudes of the Southern mass public in the wake of the Great Depression and the New Deal. Taking advantage of hundreds of public opinion polls conducted ... More


Issues in the measurement of judgmental accuracy

David A. Kenny

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

There is considerable interest in the measurement of individual differences in how well it is that people know others. However, it is often the case that these measures have low reliability. Various ... More


Southern Democrats in Congress

Devin Caughey

in The Unsolid South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter moves from the mass public to the halls of Congress. Paralleling the previous chapter, it describes the ideological evolution and continuing diversity of Southern senators and ... More


Improving Public Procurement

Matthias Haber

in The Governance of Infrastructure

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198787310
eISBN:
9780191829369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787310.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Public procurement accounts for a significant portion of countries’ GDP and offers large potential for savings in times of austerity. To improve the effectiveness of their infrastructure investments ... More


Developing Sign Language Measurements for Research With Deaf Populations

Jon Henner, Robert Hoffmeister, and Jeanne Reis

in Research in Deaf Education: Contexts, Challenges, and Considerations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190455651
eISBN:
9780190686178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455651.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Limited choices exist for assessing the signed language development of deaf and hard of hearing children. Over the past 30 years, the American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI) has been one ... More


Curriculum-Based Measures: Application with State Assessments

Gerald Tindal

in A Measure of Success: The Influence of Curriculum-Based Measurement on Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679706
eISBN:
9781452947631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679706.003.0020
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter begins by highlighting the critical features of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) that make it possible to use the measures in conjunction with current large-scale assessments. It ... More


Political Patterns of Dissent

Chris Hanretty

in A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the UK Supreme Court

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509234
eISBN:
9780197509265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509234.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Public International Law

This chapter—the longest in the book—tackles the issue of whether the judges of the Supreme Court disagree on political grounds. The chapter reviews a number of methods for analyzing disagreement, ... More


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