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Statistical Analysis of Questionnaires

A Unified Approach Based on R and Stata

By Francesco Bartolucci, Silvia Bacci, Michela Gnaldi

Chapman and Hall/CRC – 2015 – 336 pages

Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Interdisciplinary Statistics

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Description

Mirroring the growing interest and use of statistical methods and software in education, health, and marketing, this book focuses on the statistical methods used to analyze and validate questionnaires adopted in these fields. The book features an applied approach to conducting testing and measurement in the three above-mentioned fields. The chapters build from foundations of classical measurement theory, test reliability, validity and scaling to item response theory (IRT) fundamentals, IRT for dichotomous and polytomous items, and the most recent IRT extensions.

Contents

Preliminaries

Introduction

Psychological Attributes as Latent Variables

Challenges in the Measurement of Latent Constructs

What Is a Questionnaire?

Main Steps in Questionnaire Construction

What Is Psychometric Theory?

Notation

Datasets Used for Examples

Classical Test Theory

Introduction

Foundation

Models

Conceptual Approaches of Reliability

Reliability of Parallel and Nonparallel Tests

Procedures for Estimating Reliability

True Score Estimation

Item Analysis

Validity

Test Bias

Generalizability Theory

Examples

Item Response Theory Models for Dichotomous Items

Introduction

Model Assumptions

Rasch Model

2PL Model

3PL Model

Random-Effects Approach

Summary about Model Estimation

Examples

Item Response Theory Models for Polytomous Items

Introduction

Model Assumptions

Taxonomy of Models for Polytomous Responses

Models for Ordinal Responses

Models for Nominal Responses

Examples

Estimation Methods and Diagnostics

Introduction

Joint Maximum Likelihood Method

Conditional Maximum Likelihood Method

Marginal Maximum Likelihood Method

Estimation of Models for Polytomous Items

Graphical Diagnostic Tools

Goodness-of-Fit

Infit and Outfit Statistics

Differential Item Functioning

Examples

Appendix

Some Extensions of Traditional Item Response Theory Models

Introduction

Models with Covariates

Models for Clustered and Longitudinal Data

Multidimensional Models

Structural Equation Modeling Setting

Examples

Exercises appear at the end of each chapter.

Name: Statistical Analysis of Questionnaires: A Unified Approach Based on R and Stata (Hardback)Chapman and Hall/CRC 
Description: By Francesco Bartolucci, Silvia Bacci, Michela Gnaldi. Mirroring the growing interest and use of statistical methods and software in education, health, and marketing, this book focuses on the statistical methods used to analyze and validate questionnaires adopted in these fields. The book features an applied...
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