Title: An item response model with internal restrictions on item difficulty
Authors: Butter, R ×
De Boeck, Paul
Verhelst, N #
Issue Date: Mar-1998
Publisher: Psychometric soc
Series Title: Psychometrika vol:63 issue:1 pages:47-63
Abstract: An IRT model based on the Rasch model is proposed for composite tasks, that is, tasks that are decomposed into subtasks of different kinds. There is one subtask for each component that is discerned in the composite tasks. A component is a generic kind of subtask of which the subtasks resulting from the decomposition are specific instantiations with respect to the particular composite tasks under study. The proposed model constrains the difficulties of the composite tasks to be linear combinations of the difficulties of the corresponding subtask items, which are estimated together with the weights used in the linear combinations, one weight for each kind of subtask. Although the model does not belong to the exponential family, its parameters can be estimated using conditional maximum likelihood estimation. The approach is demonstrated with an application to spelling tasks.
ISSN: 0033-3123
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Onderzoeksgroep hogere cognitie en individuele verschillen (-)
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