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Dueber, David M.; Love, Abigail M. A.; Toland, Michael D.; Turner, Trisha A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2019
One of the most cited methodological issues is with the response format, which is traditionally a single-response Likert response format. Therefore, our study aims to elucidate and illustrate an alternative response format and analytic technique, Thurstonian item response theory (IRT), for analyzing data from surveys using an alternate response…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Surveys, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics
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Bürkner, Paul-Christian; Schulte, Niklas; Holling, Heinz – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2019
Forced-choice questionnaires have been proposed to avoid common response biases typically associated with rating scale questionnaires. To overcome ipsativity issues of trait scores obtained from classical scoring approaches of forced-choice items, advanced methods from item response theory (IRT) such as the Thurstonian IRT model have been…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Measurement Techniques, Questionnaires, Rating Scales
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Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
This article outlines a procedure for examining the degree to which a common factor may be dominating additional factors in a multicomponent measuring instrument consisting of binary items. The procedure rests on an application of the latent variable modeling methodology and accounts for the discrete nature of the manifest indicators. The method…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Factor Analysis, Item Response Theory, Likert Scales
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Engelhard, George, Jr.; Rabbitt, Matthew P.; Engelhard, Emily M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
This study focuses on model-data fit with a particular emphasis on household-level fit within the context of measuring household food insecurity. Household fit indices are used to examine the psychometric quality of household-level measures of food insecurity. In the United States, measures of food insecurity are commonly obtained from the U.S.…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Psychometrics, Low Income Groups
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Cain, Meghan K.; Zhang, Zhiyong; Bergeman, C. S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
This article serves as a practical guide to mediation design and analysis by evaluating the ability of mediation models to detect a significant mediation effect using limited data. The cross-sectional mediation model, which has been shown to be biased when the mediation is happening over time, is compared with longitudinal mediation models:…
Descriptors: Mediation Theory, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Techniques
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Li, Wei; Konstantopoulos, Spyros – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
Field experiments in education frequently assign entire groups such as schools to treatment or control conditions. These experiments incorporate sometimes a longitudinal component where for example students are followed over time to assess differences in the average rate of linear change, or rate of acceleration. In this study, we provide methods…
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, Field Studies, Models, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Lin, Yin; Brown, Anna – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
A fundamental assumption in computerized adaptive testing is that item parameters are invariant with respect to context--items surrounding the administered item. This assumption, however, may not hold in forced-choice (FC) assessments, where explicit comparisons are made between items included in the same block. We empirically examined the…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Measurement Techniques, Context Effect, Test Items
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Cho, Sun-Joo; Preacher, Kristopher J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
Multilevel modeling (MLM) is frequently used to detect cluster-level group differences in cluster randomized trial and observational studies. Group differences on the outcomes (posttest scores) are detected by controlling for the covariate (pretest scores) as a proxy variable for unobserved factors that predict future attributes. The pretest and…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Error Correction, Multivariate Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Huang, Francis L.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
Bullying among youth is recognized as a serious student problem, especially in middle school. The most common approach to measuring bullying is through student self-report surveys that ask questions about different types of bullying victimization. Although prior studies have shown that question-order effects may influence participant responses, no…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Bullying, Middle School Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
The frequently neglected and often misunderstood relationship between classical test theory and item response theory is discussed for the unidimensional case with binary measures and no guessing. It is pointed out that popular item response models can be directly obtained from classical test theory-based models by accounting for the discrete…
Descriptors: Test Theory, Item Response Theory, Models, Correlation
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Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A.; Tong, Bing – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
A latent variable modeling procedure is discussed that can be used to test if two or more homogeneous multicomponent instruments with distinct components are measuring the same underlying construct. The method is widely applicable in scale construction and development research and can also be of special interest in construct validation studies.…
Descriptors: Models, Statistical Analysis, Measurement Techniques, Factor Analysis
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Devlieger, Ines; Mayer, Axel; Rosseel, Yves – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
In this article, an overview is given of four methods to perform factor score regression (FSR), namely regression FSR, Bartlett FSR, the bias avoiding method of Skrondal and Laake, and the bias correcting method of Croon. The bias correcting method is extended to include a reliable standard error. The four methods are compared with each other and…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Comparative Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Monte Carlo Methods
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Andrich, David – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
This article reproduces correspondence between Georg Rasch of The University of Copenhagen and Benjamin Wright of The University of Chicago in the period from January 1966 to July 1967. This correspondence reveals their struggle to operationalize a unidimensional measurement model with sufficient statistics for responses in a set of ordered…
Descriptors: Statistics, Item Response Theory, Rating Scales, Mathematical Models
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Cousineau, Denis; Laurencelle, Louis – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
Existing tests of interrater agreements have high statistical power; however, they lack specificity. If the ratings of the two raters do not show agreement but are not random, the current tests, some of which are based on Cohen's kappa, will often reject the null hypothesis, leading to the wrong conclusion that agreement is present. A new test of…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Monte Carlo Methods, Measurement Techniques, Accuracy
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Bishara, Anthony J.; Hittner, James B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
It is more common for educational and psychological data to be nonnormal than to be approximately normal. This tendency may lead to bias and error in point estimates of the Pearson correlation coefficient. In a series of Monte Carlo simulations, the Pearson correlation was examined under conditions of normal and nonnormal data, and it was compared…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Monte Carlo Methods, Correlation, Simulation
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