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Applied Psychological Measurement  [735]

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Applied Psychological Measurement (APM), a research journal that publishes leading-edge methodological research on the measurement of individual differences in psychological, educational, and other social sciences variables, was begun in 1977 by Professor David J. Weiss of the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Professor Weiss edited the journal for its first 25 years. APM was first published by West Publishing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, during 1977-1980. In 1980, Professor Weiss founded Applied Psychological Measurement Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt scientific publishing corporation, to continue publishing APM. APM Inc. acquired the copyrights from West Publishing for Volumes 1 through 4 and published the journal through its 20th volume (1996). APM was sold to Sage Publications in 1997, who continues to publish the journal. Funds from that sale and subsequent royalties remain with APM Inc. and are used to support graduate student research in psychological and educational measurement.

This archive includes all the regular articles published in Volumes 1 through 20 (1977 through 1996). Published material not included in these archives, or in the archived Tables of Contents, includes material such as Book Reviews, Computer Program Exchanges, Software Reviews, and announcements. This material is available in the printed copies of the journal and can be obtained through a library. In the few cases for which corrections were published after the original articles were published, the corrections have been inserted into the article files in this archive.

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Testing the Equality of Two Related Intraclass Reliability Coefficients

Alsawaimeh, Yousef M.; Feldt, Leonard S. (1994)
An approximate statistical test of the equality of two intraclass reliability coefficients based on the same sample of people is derived. Such a test is needed when a researcher wishes to compare the reliability of two ...

A Conditional Item-Fit Index for Rasch Models

Jϋrgen, Rost; Von Davier, Matthias (1994)
A new item-fit index is proposed that is both a descriptive measure of deviance of single items and an index for statistical inference. This index is based on the assumptions of the dichotomous and polytomous Rasch ...

A General Approach to Algorithmic Design of Fixed-Form Tests, Adaptive Tests, and Testlets

Berger, Martijn P. F. (1994)
The selection of items from a calibrated item bank for fixed-form tests is an optimal test design problem; this problem has been handled in the literature by mathematical programming models. A similar problem, ...

A Simulation Study of Methods for Assessing Differential Item Functioning in Computerized Adaptive Tests

Zwick, Rebecca; Thayer, Dorothy T.; Wingersky, Marilyn (1994)
Simulated data were used to investigate the performance of modified versions of the Mantel-Haenszel method of differential item functioning (DIF) analysis in computerized adaptive tests (CATs). Each simulated examinee ...

Why Factor Analysis Often is the Incorrect Model for Analyzing Bipolar Concepts, and What Model to Use Instead

Van Schuur, Wijbrandt H.; Kiers, Henk A. (1994)
Factor analysis of data that conform to the unfolding model often results in an extra factor. This artificial extra factor is particularly important when data that conform to a bipolar unidimensional unfolding scale are ...

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