Journal article

Scale Alignment in the Between-Item Multidimensional Partial Credit Model

Leah Feuerstahler, Mark Wilson

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

In between-item multidimensional item response models, it is often desirable to compare individual latent trait estimates across dimensions. These comparisons are only justified if the model dimensions are scaled relative to each other. Traditionally, this scaling is done using approaches such as standardization-fixing the latent mean and standard deviation to 0 and 1 for all dimensions. However, approaches such as standardization do not guarantee that Rasch model properties hold across dimensions. Specifically, for between-item multidimensional Rasch family models, the unique ordering of items holds within dimensions, but not across dimensions. Previously, Feuerstahler and Wilson described ..

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