1. Introduction. 2. Latent Variable Models. 3. Measurement Bias. 4. The Factor Model and Factorial Invariance. 5. Factor Analysis in Discrete Data. 6. Item Response Theory: Models, Estimation, Fit Evaluation. 7. Item Response Theory: Tests of Invariance. 8. Observed Variable Methods. 9. Bias in Measurement and Prediction.
Roger E. Millsap is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and a faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Quantitative Psychology at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1983 from the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Millsap's research interests include psychometrics, latent variable models, and multivariate statistics. He has published more than 60 papers in professional journals and co-edited the Sage Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology with Alberto Maydeu-Olivares in 2009. Dr. Millsap is a Past-President of the Psychometric Society, of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, and of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. He is a Past --Editor of Multivariate Behavioral Research and is the current Executive Editor of Psychometrika.
"Measurement invariance is a key concept in psychological assessment. Millsap has provided the most readable account yet of this difficult topic, combining clear prose, technical details, and compelling examples. A "must have" for quantitative expert and practicing scientist alike." -- Keith F. Widaman, University of California at Davis, USA "Roger Millsap is a leading authority on the problem of measurement invariance and has written an extraordinary book on this critically important topic.a This book is a "must read" by anyone working on the development of measurements for national and international surveys." -- David Kaplan, University of Wisconsin -- Madison, USA Member, OECD/PISA Questionnaire Expert Group "This comprehensive treatment of measurement invariance is sure to become the standard reference work on the topic. With thorough coverage of observed and latent variable models for prediction and assessment, Millsap's book is packed with lucid discussions of the foundational role of measurement invariance in situations that require the comparison of measured attributes. All persons in the biobehavioral sciences and business who use test data when making decisions would benefit by reading this book." -- Niels Waller, University of Minnesota, USA "A substantial contribution to the field, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of the statistical methods used to detect measurement bias. With an emphasis on latent variable models, it introduces us to many measurement perspectives and places the need for detecting bias into a larger societal context, one that attempts to foster social justice through accurate and unbiased measurement in the fields of psychology, education, and public policy. There is little doubt this book will become a classic in the field." -- Howard T. Everson, City University of New York, USA