Models for Locally Dependent Responses: Conjunctive Item Response Theory

  • Robert J. Jannarone


The last 15 years have been locally dependent IRT advances along nonparametric and parametric lines. Results include nonparametric tests for unidimensionality and response function monotonicity (Holland, 1981; Holland and Rosenbaum, 1986; Rosenbaum, 1984, 1987; Stout, 1987, 1990; Suppes and Zanotti, 1981), locally dependent models without individual difference provisions (Andrich, 1985; Embretson, 1984; Gibbons et al. 1989; Spray and Ackerman, 1986) and locally dependent models with individual differences provisions (Jannarone, 1986, 1987, 1991; Jannarone et al. 1990; Kelderman and Jannarone, 1989).


Latent Trait Exponential Family Item Parameter Local Independence Item Response Model 
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