Bayesian Item Response Modeling: Theory and Applications

Bayesian Item Response Modeling: Theory and Applications

by Jean-Paul Fox
     
 

Coveringsoftware implementations in S-plus and R, this volume serves as both a handbook for measurement specialists, as well as a textbook for students of the Bayesian approach to modern test theory. Software implementations are made available online for further instruction.See more details below

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Coveringsoftware implementations in S-plus and R, this volume serves as both a handbook for measurement specialists, as well as a textbook for students of the Bayesian approach to modern test theory. Software implementations are made available online for further instruction.

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“Item response theory is a general paradigm for the design and analysis of questionnaires measuring abilities and attitudes of individuals. … the book is written in a concise style and the technical level of the book is relatively high. … I believe this book makes an important contribution in summarizing much of the important literature in Bayesian IRT and I think it will lead to future books focusing on the use and interpretation of these models from a practitioner’s perspective.” (Jim Albert, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 106 (495), September, 2011)

“This book covers the parameter estimation of standard and extended IRT models using the Bayesian simulation based MCMC method. There are many Bayesian data analysis books, but this is the first book purely devoted to the Bayesian estimation of IRT models. … Overall, it is a good book for advanced learners to grasp the theoretical and technical detail of Bayesian MCMC estimation of extended IRT models adapted to a specific measurement setting.” (Hong Jiao, Psychometrika, Vol. 76 (2), April, 2011)

“This book develops a comprehensive treatment of Bayesian item response modelling … . The book is mostly self-contained. … Each chapter ends with a section of carefully thought-out exercises covering both the mathematical aspects of the models and their application to the analysis of interesting real-life data. … This book will equally cater for those users who just want to apply the models to analyze their data, and more technical users willing to get a deeper understanding of the models … .” (Eduardo Gutiérrez-Peña, International Statistical Review, Vol. 79 (3), 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461426066
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Series:
Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
313

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