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Wainer, Howard

Works: 129 works in 368 publications in 4 languages and 8,609 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QA276.3, 371.26
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Most widely held works by Howard Wainer
Computerized adaptive testing a primer by Howard Wainer( )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This primer presents an introduction to all of the key ingredients in understanding computerized adaptive testing - technology, test development, statistics, and mental test theory. Based on years of research, this book educates the novice and serves as a compendium of state-of-the-art information for professionals interested in computerized testing in the areas of education, psychology, and other related social sciences. A hypothetical test, taken as a prelude to employment, is used as a common example throughout to highlight the book's most important features and problems."--Jacket
Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures by Howard Wainer( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In an illustrated story of invention and inventor that mixes science and politics, intrigue and scandal, revolution and shopping, Howard Wainer validates Thoreau's observation that circumstantial evidence can be quite convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk." "The story really begins with the eighteenth-century origins of the art, logic, and methods of data display, which emerged, full-grown, in William Playfair's landmark 1786 trade atlas of England and Wales. The remarkable Scot singlehandedly popularized the atheoretical plotting of data to reveal suggestive patterns - an achievement that foretold the graphic explosion of the nineteenth century, with atlases published across the observational sciences as the language of science moved from words to pictures."--BOOK JACKET
Test scoring ( )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Test Scoring provides a summary of traditional true score test theory and modern item response theory related to scoring tests, as well as novel developments resulting from the integration of these approaches
Visual revelations : graphical tales of fate and deception from Napoleon Bonaparte to Ross Perot by Howard Wainer( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of the methods and history of presenting data by visual means, showing the reader how to be both a better producer and consumer of graphics. Visual Revelations sheds light on how well-done graphic representations illuminate subtle and significant elements of the information they represent, how poorly conceived graphical devices can misrepresent and distort facts and data, and how cleverly designed displays can be potent tools for manipulating the viewer's perception and opinion
Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies by Howard Wainer( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exposes today's educational policies to the light of empirical evidence, and offers solutions for more fair and viable future policies
Test validity by Howard Wainer( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technological and theoretical changes over the past decade have altered the way we think about test validity. This book addresses the present and future concerns raised by these developments. Topics discussed include: * the validity of computerized testing * the validity of testing for specialized populations (e.g., minorities, the handicapped) and * new analytic tools to study and measure validity
Picturing the uncertain world : how to understand, communicate, and control uncertainty through graphical display by Howard Wainer( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing inferences from self-selected samples by Howard Wainer( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and German and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains a collection of essays and discussions which serve as an introduction and guide to current research in the area of drawing inferences from self-selected samples. This topic is of direct interest to a professional audience of survey researchers, pollsters, market researchers, policymakers, statisticians, demographers, economists, and sociologists. The essays themselves and their associated critical discussions are clear and careful; the contributors are among the foremost experts in the field
Principals of modern psychological measurement : a festschrift for Frederic M. Lord by H Wainer( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Testlet response theory and its applications by Howard Wainer( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first comprehensive description of a scoring model for tests composed of smaller tests focusing on narrow topics
Differential item functioning by Paul W Holland( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Test fairness is a moral imperative for both the makers and the users of tests. This book focuses on methods for detecting test items that function differently for different groups of examinees and on using this information to improve tests. Of interest to all testing and measurement specialists, it examines modern techniques used routinely to insure test fairness. Three of these relevant to the book's contents are: detailed reviews of test items by subject matter experts and members of the major subgroups in society (gender, ethnic, and linguistic) that will be represented in the examinee population; comparisons of the predictive validity of the test done separately for each one of the major subgroups of examinees; extensive statistical analyses of the relative performance of major subgroups of examinees on individual test items
Medical illuminations using evidence, visualization and statistical thinking to improve healthcare by Howard Wainer( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is it sensible to screen for breast or prostate cancer? Should the locations of cancer clusters be made available to the general public? When a doctor wants to perform major surgery and there's no chance for a second opinion, do you agree?The answers to these questions are not as black and white as they may first appear. Medical Illuminations presents thirteen contemporary medical topics, from the diminishing value of mammograms to how to decide if a hip needs to be replaced, to understanding cancer maps. In each case it illustrates how modern tools of statistical thinking and statistical grap
A statistical guide for the ethically perplexed by Lawrence J Hubert( )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For disciplines concerned with human well-being, such as medicine, psychology, and law, statistics must be used in accordance with standards for ethical practice. A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed illustrates the proper use of probabilistic and statistical reasoning in the behavioral, social, and biomedical sciences. Designed to be consulted when learning formal statistical techniques, the text describes common instances of both correct and false statistical and probabilistic reasoning. Lauded for their contributions to statistics, psychology, and psychometrics, the authors make statistical methods relevant to readers' day-to-day lives by including real historical situations that demonstrate the role of statistics in reasoning and decision making. The historical vignettes encompass the English case of Sally Clark, breast cancer screening, risk and gambling, the Federal Rules of Evidence, "high-stakes" testing, regulatory issues in medicine, difficulties with observational studies, ethics in human experiments, health statistics, and much more. In addition to these topics, seven U.S. Supreme Court decisions reflect the influence of statistical and psychometric reasoning and interpretation/misinterpretation."--Publisher's website
Commercial and political atlas and Statistical breviary by William Playfair( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skeletal maturity : the knee joint as a biological indicator by Alex F Roche( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Predicting adult stature for individuals by Alex F Roche( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicting error by Howard Wainer( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using trilinear plots for NAEP state data by Howard Wainer( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estimating ability with the wrong model by Howard Wainer( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confidence envelopes for monotonic functions : principles, derivations, and examples by David Thissen( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bounds of plausible behavior for a multiparameter monotonic function can be expressed as a stochastic confidence envelope around the function. This paper presents the derivation of a general method for constructing such bounds. The bounds described are first specialized to the linear case, yielding results identical to known results found by other means. The method in the more general nonlinear case is then illustrated on three logistic item response models
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