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The theory and practice of item response theory

Author: R J De Ayala
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
Series: Methodology in the social sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Designed for researchers, psychometric professionals, and advanced students, this book clearly presents both the "how-to" and the "why" of item response theory (IRT). It describes simple and more complex IRT models and shows how they are applied with the help of widely available software packages. Chapters follow a consistent format and build sequentially, taking the reader from model development through the fit  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R J De Ayala
ISBN: 9781593858698 1593858698
OCLC Number: 270230503
Description: xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction to measurement --
The one-parameter model --
Joint maximum likelihood parameter estimation --
Marginal maximum likelihood parameter estimation --
The two-parameter model --
The three-parameter model --
Rasch models for ordered polytomous data --
Non-Rasch models for ordered polytomous data --
Models for nominal polytomous data --
Models for multidimensional data --
Linking and equating --
Differential item functioning.
Series Title: Methodology in the social sciences.
Responsibility: R.J. de Ayala.

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Presents both the 'how-to' and the 'why' of Item response theory (IRT). This book describes simple and more complex IRT models and shows how they are applied with the help of widely available  Read more...

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