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Journal of Applied Measurement

Mei-Teng Ling
The importance of instilling leadership skills in students has always been a main subject of discussion in Malaysia. Malaysian Secondary School Students Leadership Inventory (M3SLI) is an instrument which has been piloted tested in year 2013. The main purpose of this study is to examine and optimize the functioning of the rating scale categories in M3SLI by investigating the rating scale category counts, average and expected rating scale category measures, and steps calibrations. In detail, the study was aimed to (1) identify whether the five-point rating scale was functioning as intended and (2) review the effect of a rating scale category revision on the psychometric characteristics of M3SLI...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Christie Martin, Richard Lambert, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, David Pugalee
The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement properties of the Assessing Math Concepts AMC Anywhere Hiding and Ten Frame Assessments, formative assessments of primary students' number sense skills. Each assessment has two parts, where Part 1 is intended to be foundational skills for part two. Part 1 includes manipulatives whereas Part 2 does not. Student data from 228 kindergarten through second grade teachers with a total of 3,666 students was analyzed using Rasch scaling. Data analyses indicated that when the two assessments were examined separately the intended order of item difficulty was clear...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Zi Yan
Self-assessment is a core skill that enables students to engage in self-regulated learning. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Self-assessment Practice Scale and to depict the characteristics of self-assessment practices of Hong Kong secondary students using this newly developed instrument. A total of 6,125 students from 10 Hong Kong secondary schools completed the survey. Both Rasch and factor analyses revealed a two-dimension scale structure (i.e., Self-directed Feedback Seeking and Self-reflection)...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Alexandra Rouquette, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Joel Coste
OBJECTIVE: To determine the conditions in which the estimation of a difference between groups for a construct evaluated using a composite measurement scale is biased if the presence of Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is not taken into account. METHODS: Datasets were generated using the Partial Credit Model to simulate 642 realistic scenarios. The effect of seven factors on the bias on the estimated difference between groups was evaluated using ANOVA: sample size, true difference between groups, number of items in the scale, proportion of items showing DIF, DIF-size for these items, position of these items location parameters along the latent trait, and uniform/non-uniform DIF...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Ickpyo Hong, Annie N Simpson, Chih-Ying Li, Craig A Velozo
This study demonstrated the development of a measurement model for gross upper-extremity function (GUE). The dependent variable was the Rasch calibration of the 27 ICF-GUE test items. The predictors were object weight, lifting distance from floor, carrying, and lifting. Multiple regression was used to investigate the contribution that each independent variable makes to the model with 203 outpatients. Object weight and lifting distance were the only statistically and clinically significant independent variables in the model, accounting for 83% of the variance (p < 0...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Adam E Wyse
This article discusses sample size and probability threshold considerations in the use of the tailored data method with the Rasch model. In the tailored data method, one performs an initial Rasch analysis and then reanalyzes data after setting item responses to missing that are below a chosen probability threshold. A simple analytical formula is provided that can be used to check whether or not the application of the tailored data method with a chosen probability threshold will create situations in which the number of remaining item responses for the Rasch calibration will or will not meet minimum sample size requirements...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Kelly D Bradley, Michael R Peabody, Richard K Mensah
For academic conferences, when proposals are submit they are often judged using a rating scale on identified criterion by reviewers who have a shared interest and expertise in the area under consideration. Given the multiple and varied reviewers, an analysis of psychometric properties like rater severity and consistency are important. However, many of the problems that plague the conference proposal selection process are the same issues that plague survey research: rater bias/severity, misuse of rating scale, and the use of raw scores as measures...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
David Andrich
Test theories imply statistical, local independence. Where local independence is violated, models of modern test theory that account for it have been proposed. One violation of local independence occurs when the response to one item governs the response to a subsequent item. Expanding on a formulation of this kind of violation between two items in the dichotomous Rasch model, this paper derives three related implications. First, it formalises how the polytomous Rasch model for an item constituted by summing the scores of the dependent items absorbs the dependence in its threshold structure...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
David Andrich
Contains a correction to Table 5 in original publication appearing in Journal of Applied Measurement, 17, 262-282.
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Patty Kero, Daniel Lee
Likert-type scales are popular in educational research and often times analyzed using parametric tests. Implied in this kind of study is a general assumption that these data are interval in nature. The authors contend that this is an incorrect supposition as Likert type data are actually ordinal, hence any analysis should be restricted to non-parametric investigations. Such confusion is understandable as Likert-type responses are assigned numbers signifying varying degrees of agreement with respect to behaviors or attitudes giving rise to a certain quantitative air to these data...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Mary Anne Krogh, Timothy Muckle
Alternative items were added as scored items to the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists (NCE) in 2010. A common concern related to the new items has been their measurement attributes. This study was undertaken to evaluate the psychometric impact of adding these items to the examination. Candidates had a significantly higher ability estimate in alternative items than in multiple choice questions and 6.7 percent of test candidates performed significantly differently in alternative item formats...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Carol T Kostovich, Beyza Aksu Dunya, Lee A Schmidt, Eileen G Collins
The phenomenon of nursing presence encompasses the emotional connection between nurse and patient, and technical skills performed by the nurse. The Presence of Nursing Scale-RN version (PONS-RN) was developed to measure nurses' perceptions of their ability to be present to their patients. This study summarizes the process of re-evaluation of the psychometric properties of the PONS-RN instrument. A sample of 76 registered nurses providing direct patient care responded to the 31-item questionnaire. The Rasch rating scale model was used for assessing construct validity of PONS-RN data...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Melissa C Hoffmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that measures response to acute trauma exposure for firefighter and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. The Acute Trauma Exposure Response Scale (ATERS) was intended to assess firefighter and EMS personnel response to acute trauma exposure from analytical, emotional, and physical perspectives. METHODS: Data were analyzed on 97 firefighter and EMS personnel employed by a fire department in a mid-sized city in a western state...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Grant B Morgan, Christine DiStefano, Robert W Motl
This study presents a mixture Rasch-based approach to investigating method effects associated with negatively worded items to illustrate how responses to this method effect vary depending on group characteristics. Using college students' responses on the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (Rosenberg, M., 1989), four latent classes were identified using six personality measures associated with the presence of this method effect. In addition, Rasch-based parameter estimates suggested latent classes differed in their use of the scale, showing that the method effect associated with negatively worded items may be more prominent for subjects possessing selected personality traits than for others...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Jon-Paul Paolino
In this paper, parameter estimation of the dichotomous Rasch model (Rasch, 1960) using the linear discriminant function (Fisher, 1936) is presented. This is accomplished by considering the scored item responses to be distinct groups and using a design matrix that is identical to one used in logistic regression for joint maximum likelihood estimation. The real dataset that was examined was the fraction subtraction dataset from Tatsuoka (1984). Through simulation parameter estimation accuracy using the linear discriminant function was compared to joint maximum likelihood estimation using logistic regression...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Peter Hagell, Albert Westergren
Sample size is a major factor in statistical null hypothesis testing, which is the basis for many approaches to testing Rasch model fit. Few sample size recommendations for testing fit to the Rasch model concern the Rasch Unidimensional Measurement Models (RUMM) software, which features chi-square and ANOVA/F-ratio based fit statistics, including Bonferroni and algebraic sample size adjustments. This paper explores the occurrence of Type I errors with RUMM fit statistics, and the effects of algebraic sample size adjustments...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Nikolaus Bezruczko, Eva Frank, Kyle Perkins
Does effective instruction, which changes students' knowledge and possibly alters their cognitive functions, also affect the dimensionality of an achievement test? This question was examined by the parameterization of kinesiology test items (n = 42) with a Rasch dichotomous model, followed by an investigation of dimensionality in a pre- and post-test quasi-experimental study design. College students (n = 108) provided responses to kinesiology achievement test items. Then the stability of item difficulties, gender differences, and the interaction of item content categories with dimensionality were examined...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Nikolaus Bezruczko
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2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
C Roe, K Myhre, G H Marchand, B Lau, G Leivseth, E Bautz-Holter
The main aim of this study was to evaluate the measurement properties of the Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work (QPS Nordic) and the domains of demand, control and support. The Rasch analysis (RUMM 2030) was based on responses from 226 subjects with back pain who completed the QPS Nordic dimensions of demand, control, and social support (30 items) at one year follow up. The Rasch analysis revealed disordered thresholds in a total of 25 of the 30 items. The domains of demand, control and support fit the Rasch model when analyzed separately...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
Kathleen Suzanne Johnson Preston, Zexuan Han
The bifactor nominal response item response theory (IRT) model, proposed by Cai, Yang and Hansen (2011), provides an extension of Bock's (1972, 1997) unidimensional nominal response model to multidimensional IRT. This model has not been utilized in any published studies since its original development. In this study, the model was applied to data from a sample of college students (N = 799) to evaluate the psychometric properties of a health efficacy measure. The nominal response model has the unique capability to estimate the functioning of each single response category, and higher response categories were found to have better functioning in this study...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
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