Model-based methods for the detection of individuals
inadequately measured by a test have
generally been limited to unidimensional tests. Extensions
of unidimensional appropriateness indices
are developed here for multi-unidimensional tests
(i.e., multidimensional tests composed of
unidimensional subtests). Simulated and real data
were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the multitest
appropriateness indices. Very high rates of
detection of spuriously high and spuriously low
response patterns were obtained with the simulated
data. These detection rates were comparable to
rates obtained for long unidimensional tests (both
simulated and real) with approximately the same
number of items. For real data, similarly high detection
rates were obtained in the spuriously high
condition; slightly lower detection rates were observed
for the spuriously low condition. Several
directions for future research are described. Index
terms: appropriateness measurement, item response
theory, multidimensional tests, optimal appropriateness
measurement, polychotomous measurement.
Drasgow, Fritz, Levine, Michael V & McLaughlin, Mary E. (1991). Appropriateness measurement for some multidimensional test batteries. Applied Psychological Measurement, 15, 171-191. doi:10.1177/014662169101500207
Drasgow, Fritz; Levine, Michael V.; McLaughlin, Mary E..
Appropriateness measurement for some multidimensional test batteries.
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