Bayesian Item Response Modeling: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

Bayesian Item Response Modeling: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

by Jean-Paul Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441907416

ISBN-13: 9781441907417

Pub. Date: 06/08/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

The modeling of item response data is governed by item response theory, also referred to as modern test theory. The eld of inquiry of item response theory has become very large and shows the enormous progress that has been made. The mainstream literature is focused on frequentist statistical methods for - timating model parameters and evaluating model t. However, the

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The modeling of item response data is governed by item response theory, also referred to as modern test theory. The eld of inquiry of item response theory has become very large and shows the enormous progress that has been made. The mainstream literature is focused on frequentist statistical methods for - timating model parameters and evaluating model t. However, the Bayesian methodology has shown great potential, particularly for making further - provements in the statistical modeling process. The Bayesian approach has two important features that make it attractive for modeling item response data. First, it enables the possibility of incorpor- ing nondata information beyond the observed responses into the analysis. The Bayesian methodology is also very clear about how additional information can be used. Second, the Bayesian approach comes with powerful simulation-based estimation methods. These methods make it possible to handle all kinds of priors and data-generating models. One of my motives for writing this book is to give an introduction to the Bayesian methodology for modeling and analyzing item response data. A Bayesian counterpart is presented to the many popular item response theory books (e.g., Baker and Kim 2004; De Boeck and Wilson, 2004; Hambleton and Swaminathan, 1985; van der Linden and Hambleton, 1997) that are mainly or completely focused on frequentist methods. The usefulness of the Bayesian methodology is illustrated by discussing and applying a range of Bayesian item response models.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441907417
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Series:
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

to Bayesian Response Modeling.- Bayesian Hierarchical Response Modeling.- Basic Elements of Bayesian Statistics.- Estimation of Bayesian Item Response Models.- Assessment of Bayesian Item Response Models.- Multilevel Item Response Theory Models.- Random Item Effects Models.- Response Time Item Response Models.- Randomized Item Response Models.

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