Ordinal Item Response Theory: Mokken Scale Analysis

Ordinal Item Response Theory: Mokken Scale Analysis

by Wijbrandt H van Schuur


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ISBN-13: 9781412988049
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series , #169
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Wijbrandt H. van Schuur is associate professor at the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is interested in measurement models and has taught measurement and scaling models in Groningen and at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. He has developed an ordinal unidimensional unfolding model and a model for the ordinal circumplex (for the first see Political Analysis, 1993, and Applied Psychological Measurement, 1994; and for the second, Essays in item response theory: Lecture notes in statistics, Vol. 157, 2001). His main substantive research interest is in the measurement of political knowledge (e.g. Acta Politica 2000), and, in collaboration with the Documentation Centre Dutch Political Parties, the study of party membership (e.g. Research in Political Sociology, Vol. 18, 2010).

Table of Contents

About the Author
Series Editor's Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Guttman Scale
Chapter 3. The Imperfect Cumulative Scale
Chapter 4. Confirmation or Exploration
Chapter 5. An Example of a Cumulative Scale: American Religious Beliefs
Chapter 6. The Probabilistic Dominance Model: Monotone Homogeneity
Chapter 7. The Probabilistic Dominance Model: Double Monotonicity
Chapter 8. Cumulative Scaling with Polytomous Items
Chapter 9. Remaining Issues
Selected Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index

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