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Item Response Theory


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The Item Characteristic Curve: Dichotomous Response
Estimating the Parameters of an Item Characteristic Curve
Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Examinee Ability
Maximum Likelihood Procedures for Estimating Both Ability and Item Parameters
The Rasch Model
Marginal Maximum Likelihood Estimation and an EM Algorithm
Bayesian Parameter Estimation Procedures
The Graded Item Response
Nominally Scored Items
Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
Parameter Estimation with Multiple Groups
Parameter Estimation for a Test with Mixed Item Types


" excellent resource for the serious investigator doing research involving estimation of IRT model parameters." - Journal of the American Statistical Association; "...Baker has the unique ability to present complex material in a form that is easily understood....This book belongs on the bookshelf of every advanced student in psychometrics. It should also prove invaluable to students in statistics." - Journal of Educational Measurement"

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