Journal article

Investigating invariant item ordering in the Mental Health Inventory: An illustration of the use of different methods

Roger Watson, Wenru Wang, David R Thompson, Rob R Meijer

Personality and Individual Differences | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Invariant item ordering is a property of scales whereby the items are scored in the same order across a wide range of the latent trait and across a wide range of respondents. In the package 'mokken' in the statistical software R, the ability to analyse Mokken scales for invariant item ordering has recently been available and techniques for inspecting visually the item response curves of item pairs, have also been included. While methods to assess invariant item ordering are available, there have been indications that items representing extremes of distress in mental well-being scales, such as suicidal ideation, may lead to claiming invariant item ordering where it does not exist. We used the..

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