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Green, Samuel; Xu, Yuning; Thompson, Marilyn S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Parallel analysis (PA) assesses the number of factors in exploratory factor analysis. Traditionally PA compares the eigenvalues for a sample correlation matrix with the eigenvalues for correlation matrices for 100 comparison datasets generated such that the variables are independent, but this approach uses the wrong reference distribution. The…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Accuracy, Statistical Distributions, Comparative Analysis
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Wind, Stefanie A.; Jones, Eli – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Previous research includes frequent admonitions regarding the importance of establishing connectivity in data collection designs prior to the application of Rasch models. However, details regarding the influence of characteristics of the linking sets used to establish connections among facets, such as locations on the latent variable, model-data…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Goodness of Fit, Computation, Networks
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Paek, Insu; Cui, Mengyao; Öztürk Gübes, Nese; Yang, Yanyun – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to provide evaluative information on the recovery of model parameters and their standard errors for the two-parameter item response theory (IRT) model using different estimation methods by Mplus. The second is to provide easily accessible information for practitioners, instructors, and students…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Computation, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Hoofs, Huub; van de Schoot, Rens; Jansen, Nicole W. H.; Kant, IJmert – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Bayesian confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) offers an alternative to frequentist CFA based on, for example, maximum likelihood estimation for the assessment of reliability and validity of educational and psychological measures. For increasing sample sizes, however, the applicability of current fit statistics evaluating model fit within Bayesian…
Descriptors: Goodness of Fit, Bayesian Statistics, Factor Analysis, Sample Size
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Falk, Carl F.; Monroe, Scott – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Lagrange multiplier (LM) or score tests have seen renewed interest for the purpose of diagnosing misspecification in item response theory (IRT) models. LM tests can also be used to test whether parameters differ from a fixed value. We argue that the utility of LM tests depends on both the method used to compute the test and the degree of…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Matrices, Models, Statistical Analysis
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Ing, Marsha – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
In instructional sensitivity research, it is important to evaluate the validity argument about the extent to which student performance on the assessment can be used to infer differences in instructional experiences. This study examines whether three different measures of mathematics instruction consistently identify mathematics assessments as…
Descriptors: Validity, Educational Research, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests
Koziol, Natalie A.; Bovaird, James A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Evaluations of measurement invariance provide essential construct validity evidence--a prerequisite for seeking meaning in psychological and educational research and ensuring fair testing procedures in high-stakes settings. However, the quality of such evidence is partly dependent on the validity of the resulting statistical conclusions. Type I or…
Descriptors: Computation, Tests, Error of Measurement, Comparative Analysis
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Raykov, Tenko; Marcoulides, George A.; Li, Tenglong – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
The measurement error in principal components extracted from a set of fallible measures is discussed and evaluated. It is shown that as long as one or more measures in a given set of observed variables contains error of measurement, so also does any principal component obtained from the set. The error variance in any principal component is shown…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Factor Analysis, Research Methodology, Psychometrics
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Sinharay, Sandip; Johnson, Matthew S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
In a pioneering research article, Wollack and colleagues suggested the "erasure detection index" (EDI) to detect test tampering. The EDI can be used with or without a continuity correction and is assumed to follow the standard normal distribution under the null hypothesis of no test tampering. When used without a continuity correction,…
Descriptors: Deception, Identification, Testing Problems, Error of Measurement
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Plieninger, Hansjörg – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
Even though there is an increasing interest in response styles, the field lacks a systematic investigation of the bias that response styles potentially cause. Therefore, a simulation was carried out to study this phenomenon with a focus on applied settings (reliability, validity, scale scores). The influence of acquiescence and extreme response…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Test Bias, Item Response Theory, Correlation
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Cao, Mengyang; Tay, Louis; Liu, Yaowu – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
This study examined the performance of a proposed iterative Wald approach for detecting differential item functioning (DIF) between two groups when preknowledge of anchor items is absent. The iterative approach utilizes the Wald-2 approach to identify anchor items and then iteratively tests for DIF items with the Wald-1 approach. Monte Carlo…
Descriptors: Monte Carlo Methods, Test Items, Test Bias, Error of Measurement
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Sideridis, Georgios; Tsaousis, Ioannis; Al Harbi, Khaleel – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
The purpose of the present article was to illustrate, using an example from a national assessment, the value from analyzing the behavior of distractors in measures that engage the multiple-choice format. A secondary purpose of the present article was to illustrate four remedial actions that can potentially improve the measurement of the…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Attention Control, Testing, Remedial Instruction
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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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Hsu, Hsien-Yuan; Lin, Jr-Hung; Kwok, Oi-Man; Acosta, Sandra; Willson, Victor – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
Several researchers have recommended that level-specific fit indices should be applied to detect the lack of model fit at any level in multilevel structural equation models. Although we concur with their view, we note that these studies did not sufficiently consider the impact of intraclass correlation (ICC) on the performance of level-specific…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goodness of Fit, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Structural Equation Models
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Huggins-Manley, Anne Corinne – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2017
This study defines subpopulation item parameter drift (SIPD) as a change in item parameters over time that is dependent on subpopulations of examinees, and hypothesizes that the presence of SIPD in anchor items is associated with bias and/or lack of invariance in three psychometric outcomes. Results show that SIPD in anchor items is associated…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Items, Item Response Theory, Hypothesis Testing
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