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The Basics of Item Response Theory Using R


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Introduction.- Getting Started.- 1. The Item Characteristic Curve.- 2. Item Characteristic Curve Models.- 3. Estimating Item Parameters.- 4. The Test Characteristic Curve.- 5. Estimating an Examinee's Ability.- 6. The Information Function.- 7. Test Calibration.- 8. Specifying the Characteristics of a Test.- Appendix A: R Introduction.- Appendix B: Estimating Item Parameters under the Two-Parameter Model with Logistic Regression.- Appendix C: Putting the Three Tests on a Common Ability Scale: Test Equating.- References.- Index.

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Frank B. Baker, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of numerous publications dealing with item response theory and statistical methodology. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Seock-Ho Kim, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. He is author of numerous publications in psychometrics and applied statistics and is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Statistical Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the Psychometric Society, among other organizations. He received his B.A. from Korea University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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