Search for dissertations about: "item response theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the words item response theory.

  1. 1. Achievement tests and optimal design for pretesting of questions

    University dissertation from Department of Statistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Mahmood Ul Hassan; Frank Miller; Steven Gilmour; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Achievement test; Equivalence theorem; Exchange algorithm; Item calibration; Item response theory model; Optimal experimental design; statistik; Statistics;

    Abstract : Achievement tests are used to measure the students' proficiency in a particular knowledge. Computerized achievement tests (e.g. GRE and SAT) are usually based on questions available in an item bank to measure the proficiency of students. READ MORE

  2. 2. Contributions to Kernel Equating

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Björn Andersson; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; observed-score test equating; item response theory; R; equipercentile equating; asymptotic standard errors; non-equivalent groups with anchor test design; Statistics; Statistik;

    Abstract : The statistical practice of equating is needed when scores on different versions of the same standardized test are to be compared. This thesis constitutes four contributions to the observed-score equating framework kernel equating. READ MORE

  3. 3. Extensions of the kernel method of test score equating

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Gabriel Wallin; Umeå universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Test equating; Nonequivalent groups; Standard error of equating; bandwidth selection; log-linear models; item response theory; Statistics; statistik;

    Abstract : This thesis makes contributions within the area of test score equating and specifically kernel equating. The first paper of this thesis studies the estimation of the test score distributions needed in kernel equating. READ MORE

  4. 4. Observed score equating with covariates

    University dissertation from Umeå : Department of Statistics, Umeå university

    Author : Kenny Bränberg; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Equating; observed score equating; true scores; item response theory; linear equating function; equipercentile equating; kernel equating; covariates; linear regression; mean squared error; SOCIAL SCIENCES Statistics; computer and systems science Statistics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Statistik; data- och systemvetenskap Statistik; Statistics; statistik;

    Abstract : In test score equating the focus is on the problem of finding the relationship between the scales of different test forms. This can be done only if data are collected in such a way that the effect of differences in ability between groups taking different test forms can be separated from the effect of differences in test form difficulty. READ MORE

  5. 5. Composite Likelihood Estimation for Latent Variable Models with Ordinal and Continuous, or Ranking Variables

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Myrsini Katsikatsou; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; latent variable models; factor analysis; structural equation models; Thurstonian model; item response theory; composite likelihood estimation; pairwise likelihood estimation; maximum likelihood; weighted least squares; ordinal variables; ranking variables; lavaan; Statistics; Statistik;

    Abstract : The estimation of latent variable models with ordinal and continuous, or ranking variables is the research focus of this thesis. The existing estimation methods are discussed and a composite likelihood approach is developed. READ MORE