Estimation of Item Parameters

  • Ivo W. Molenaar


The Introduction of this chapter sketches the problem of the estimation of item parameters and the notation in the ease of incomplete data. Then the joint, conditional, and marginal maximum likelihood methods are discussed. A final section briefly mentions a few other methods not based on likelihoods.


Exponential Family Item Parameter Perfect Score Elementary Symmetric Function Person Parameter 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivo W. Molenaar
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  1. 1.Vakgroep Statistiek en MeettheorieRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenNetherlands

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