Differential Item Functioning (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series) / Edition 2

Differential Item Functioning (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series) / Edition 2

by Steven J. Osterlind, Howard T. Everson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412954940

ISBN-13: 9781412954945

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This new edition presents an up-to-date description of differential item functioning. It describes varying procedures for addressing DIF in practical testing contexts. The authors present useful examples and studies of DIF that readers may employ as a guide in their own work. They also cover major statistical packages that can be employed in DIF analysis (e.g.,

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This new edition presents an up-to-date description of differential item functioning. It describes varying procedures for addressing DIF in practical testing contexts. The authors present useful examples and studies of DIF that readers may employ as a guide in their own work. They also cover major statistical packages that can be employed in DIF analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, M+, Minitab, and Systat).

This text is ideal for the measurement professional or advanced student who deals with educational or psychological assessment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412954945
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Series:
Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series, #161
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
87
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Series Editor's Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Description of DIF
3. Statistical Facets of DIF
4. Important Considerations
5. History of Test Bias and DIF
6. Quick-But-Incomplete Methods
7. Mantel-Haenszel Procedure
8. Nonparametic Methods
9. IRT-Based Methods
10. Logistic Regression
11. Specialized DIF Procedures
12. Future Directions
Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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