Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Multidimensional Item Response Theory

Authors: Reckase, M.D.

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Multidimensional Item Response Theory is the first book to give thorough coverage to this emerging area of psychometrics. The book describes the commonly used multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) models and the important methods needed for their practical application. These methods include ways to determine the number of dimensions required to adequately model data, procedures for estimating model parameters, ways to define the space for a MIRT model, and procedures for transforming calibrations from different samples to put them in the same space. A full chapter is devoted to methods for multidimensional computerized adaptive testing.

The text is appropriate for an advanced course in psychometric theory or as a reference work for those interested in applying MIRT methodology. A working knowledge of unidimensional item response theory and matrix algebra is assumed. Knowledge of factor analysis is also helpful.

Mark D. Reckase is a professor of Measurement and Quantitative Methods in the College of Education at Michigan State University. He has been president of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Vice President of Division D of the American Educational Research Association, on the Board of Trustees of the Psychometric Society, and the editor of Applied Psychological Measurement and the Journal of Educational Measurement. He has been doing research in the area of MIRT since 1972.

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From the reviews:

“This book is the result of the author’s many years of work in multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) work that builds on the foundations laid by item response theory (IRT) and factor analysis pioneers. … In summary this book seeks to present a complex topic in a readable fashion … . helpful to many IRT researchers especially to young researchers who will further develop theory and apply MIRT in their research–not only in psychology but in other areas of science.” (Fumiko Samfjima, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 106 (493), March, 2011)

“This book gives a comprehensive review of theories and applications in various aspects of Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT). … Every chapter is self-contained and starts with well-explained background information. … In all, this book is an inspiring book in measurement and, more importantly, there is no other comparable text on the topic. … this book will remain a key resource (handbook and textbook) for many years to come, and we highly recommend the book to teachers, students and researchers who are interested in IRT.” (Hua-Hua Chang and Chun Wang, Psychometrika, Vol. 76 (3), July, 2011)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reckase, Mark D.

    Pages 1-10

  • Unidimensional Item Response Theory Models

    Reckase, Mark D.

    Pages 11-55

  • Historical Background for Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT)

    Reckase, Mark D.

    Pages 57-77

  • Multidimensional Item Response Theory Models

    Reckase, Mark D.

    Pages 79-112

  • Statistical Descriptions of Item and Test Functioning

    Reckase, Mark D.

    Pages 113-135

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1714-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multidimensional Item Response Theory
Authors
Series Title
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89976-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89976-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89975-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1714-9
Series ISSN
2199-7357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 354
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