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Ordinal Item Response Theory

Ordinal Item Response Theory
Mokken Scale Analysis

May 2011 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ordinal Item Response Theory is volume 169 in the SAGE Series "Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences" (QASS). Ordinal Item Response Theory is referred to throughout many other QASS titles and fills a gap between the more classical topics of undimensional scaling, test theory, principal component and factor analysis. In addition, this volume also discusses parametric item response theory and latent class analysis. This monograph is less technical than many books on the market and is ideal for introductory courses in social science measurement.
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

Wijbrandt H. van Schuur

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... More About Author

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