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Test Item Bias : Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences - Steven J. Osterlind

Test Item Bias

Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences

Paperback Published: 1st July 1983
ISBN: 9780803919891
Number Of Pages: 88

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A unique, practical manual for identifying and analyzing item bias in standardized tests. Osterlind discusses five strategies for detecting bias: analysis of variance, transformed item difficulties, chi square, item characteristic curve, and distractor response. He covers specific hypotheses under test for each technique, as well as the capabilities and limitations of each strategy.

Series Editor's Introductionp. 5
Introductionp. 7
What This Monograph Is Aboutp. 7
How This Monograph Is Organizedp. 8
What Is Bias?p. 10
Assumptions and Termsp. 12
Strategies Previewp. 14
Quick but Incomplete Methodsp. 16
New Territoryp. 18
Analysis of Variancep. 20
The Theoryp. 23
Post Hoc Proceduresp. 25
Problems and Limitationsp. 26
Research Examplesp. 27
Transformed Item Difficultiesp. 28
Advantagesp. 29
Tested Hypothesisp. 29
The Proceduresp. 30
Transforming the Scalep. 32
Major Axis and Distance Pointsp. 33
How Far Is Far?p. 35
Difficulties with TIDp. 35
Variations of TIDp. 36
Chi Squarep. 38
Establishing Ability Levelsp. 41
Notationp. 42
The Methodsp. 44
Item Characteristic Curvep. 54
Item Response Theoryp. 54
Assumptions of IRTp. 56
The Three-Parameter Modelp. 60
Estimation of the Parametersp. 61
Equating the Scalesp. 65
Comparing the Curvesp. 67
What Researchers Think of ICCp. 68
Distractor Response Analysisp. 69
The Proceduresp. 70
Significance Testsp. 73
Post Hoc Proceduresp. 74
Summaryp. 76
Referencesp. 81
About the Authorp. 85
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ISBN: 9780803919891
ISBN-10: 0803919891
Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 1st July 1983
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 0.56
Weight (kg): 0.11

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