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Item Response Theory

Christine DeMars


This book 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 for measuring abilities, attitudes, or other variables. It is used for statistical analysis and the development of assessments, often for high stakes tests such as the Graduate Record Examination. This volume includes examples of both good and bad write-ups for the methods sections of journal articles.

Keywords: survey instruments, Item Response Theory, mathematical models, questionnaires, abilities, attitudes, Graduate Record Examination

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377033
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377033.001.0001


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Christine DeMars, author

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