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Educational Measurement for Applied Researchers

Theory into Practice

  • Margaret Wu
  • Hak Ping Tam
  • Tsung-Hau Jen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 1-18
  3. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 19-39
  4. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 41-57
  5. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 59-72
  6. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 73-90
  7. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 91-107
  8. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 109-138
  9. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 139-158
  10. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 159-185
  11. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 187-205
  12. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 207-225
  13. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 227-244
  14. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 245-259
  15. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 261-282
  16. Margaret Wu, Hak Ping Tam, Tsung-Hau Jen
    Pages 283-297
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book

Introduction

This book is a valuable read for a diverse group of researchers and practitioners who analyze assessment data and construct test instruments. It focuses on the use of classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT), which are often required in the fields of psychology (e.g. for measuring psychological traits), health (e.g. for measuring the severity of disorders), and education (e.g. for measuring student performance), and makes these analytical tools accessible to a broader audience. 

Having taught assessment subjects to students from diverse backgrounds for a number of years, the three authors have a wealth of experience in presenting educational measurement topics, in-depth concepts and applications in an accessible format. As such, the book addresses the needs of readers who use CTT and IRT in their work but do not necessarily have an extensive mathematical background. The book also sheds light on common misconceptions in applying measurement models, and presents an integrated approach to different measurement methods, such as contrasting CTT with IRT and multidimensional IRT models with unidimensional IRT models. Wherever possible, comparisons between models are explicitly made. In addition, the book discusses concepts for test equating and differential item functioning, as well as Bayesian IRT models and plausible values using simple examples. 

This book can serve as a textbook for introductory courses on educational measurement, as supplementary reading for advanced courses, or as a valuable reference guide for researchers interested in analyzing student assessment data.


Keywords

Classical Test Theory Educational Measurement Educational Measurement R Packages Educational Testing Item Response Theory Psychometrics Test Analysis Test and Scale Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Margaret Wu
    • 1
  • Hak Ping Tam
    • 2
  • Tsung-Hau Jen
    • 3
  1. 1.National Taiwan Normal Univ,TaipeiEducational Measurement Solutions National Taiwan Normal Univ,TaipeiMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Grad Inst of Sci Educ, No.88, Sec 4Natl Taiwan Normal Univ Grad Inst of Sci Educ, No.88, Sec 4TaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.National Taiwan Normal University TaipeiTaiwan

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