IRT for Growth and Change

Authored by: John J. McArdle , Kevin T. Petway , Earl S. Hishinuma

Handbook of Item Response Theory Modeling

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9781848729728
eBook ISBN: 9781315736013
Adobe ISBN: 9781317565703


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The two terms used in the title, “IRT for Growth and Change,” seem counterintuitive. After all, who studies growth or change using IRT? Perhaps it would be better to call this “A change analysis with repeated measures.” In fact, there are several prior studies that set the stage for this use. And after all, we will do this, and we are going to suggest that you do too.

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