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Diagnostic Measurement: Theory, Methods, and Applications
     

Diagnostic Measurement: Theory, Methods, and Applications

by André A. Rupp
 

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of diagnostic classification models (DCMs), which are useful for statistically driven diagnostic decision making. DCMs can be employed in a wide range of disciplines, including educational assessment and clinical psychology. For the first time in a single volume, the authors present the key

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of diagnostic classification models (DCMs), which are useful for statistically driven diagnostic decision making. DCMs can be employed in a wide range of disciplines, including educational assessment and clinical psychology. For the first time in a single volume, the authors present the key conceptual underpinnings and methodological foundations for applying these models in practice. Specifically, they discuss a unified approach to DCMs, the mathematical structure of DCMs and their relationship to other latent variable models, and the implementation and estimation of DCMs using Mplus. The book's highly accessible language, real-world applications, numerous examples, and clearly annotated equations will encourage professionals and students to explore the utility and statistical properties of DCMs in their own projects. The companion website (www.guilford.com/rupp-materials) features chapter exercises with answers, data sets, Mplus syntax code, and output.



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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606239643
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Series:
Methodology In The Social Sciences
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
348
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

 

André A. Rupp is Assistant Professor in the Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland. Dr. Rupp’s current research centers on developing methodological frameworks and modeling approaches that support rigorous interdisciplinary exchange between measurement specialists, substantive researchers, and applied practitioners. Two promising research areas in which he is intimately involved are diagnostic classification models (DCMs), which are the focus of this book, and modern measurement approaches for innovative digital learning environments.   Jonathan Templin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology and the Georgia Center for Assessment at the University of Georgia. His research focus is on the development and application of latent-variable models for educational and psychological measurement, with much of his work being in the field of DCMs. He has sought to expand the practicality of DCMs by developing models for specific purposes and presenting his research in didactic ways to increase the potential for DCM use by scientists and practitioners in multiple research areas.   Robert A. Henson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His major research interests have focused on DCMs, with a primary focus on developing concepts and procedures for DCMs that are analogous to common concepts and procedures of more traditional measurement techniques. Dr. Henson’s hope is that, by expanding concepts that are already familiar in other settings, DCMs will be developed using a common methodology for assessments that will provide fine-grained information. Additional interests include latent-variable models in general and mixed linear models.

 

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