Item Response Theory by Christine DeMars

Item Response Theory

byChristine DeMars

Paperback | May 14, 2010

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This is a title in our Understanding Statistics series, which is designed to provide researchers with authoritative guides to understanding, presenting and critiquing analyses and associated inferences. Each volume in the series demonstrates how the relevant topic should be reported --including detail surrounding what can be said, and how it should be said, as well as drawing boundaries around what cannot appropriately be claimed or inferred. This volume 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 describe the application of mathematical models to data from questionnaires and tests as a basis formeasuring abilities, attitudes, or other variables. It is used for statistical analysis and development of assessments, often for high stakes tests such as the Graduate Record Examination. The author is known for her clear, accessible writing; like all books in this series, this volume includesexamples of both good and bad write-ups for methods sections of journal articles.

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Christine DeMars is Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology at the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University.

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Title:Item Response TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195377036

ISBN - 13:9780195377033

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