Rudolf Debelak

Rudolf Debelak

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mstDIF

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A collection of statistical tests for the detection of differential item functioning (DIF) in multistage tests. Methods entail logistic regression, an adaptation of the simultaneous item bias test (SIBTEST), and various score-based tests. The presented tests provide itemwise test for DIF along categorical, ordinal or metric covariates. Methods for uniform and non-uniform DIF effects are available depending on which method is used.

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Fits Rasch models (RM), linear logistic test models (LLTM), rating scale model (RSM), linear rating scale models (LRSM), partial credit models (PCM), and linear partial credit models (LPCM). Missing values are allowed in the data matrix. Additional features are the ML estimation of the person parameters, Andersen's LR-test, item-specific Wald test, Martin-Loef-Test, nonparametric Monte-Carlo Tests, itemfit and personfit statistics including infit and outfit measures, ICC and other plots, automated stepwise item elimination, simulation module for various binary data matrices.

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Infrastructure for psychometric modeling such as data classes (for item response data and paired comparisons), basic model fitting functions (for Bradley-Terry, Rasch, parametric logistic IRT, generalized partial credit, rating scale, multinomial processing tree models), extractor functions for different types of parameters (item, person, threshold, discrimination, guessing, upper asymptotes), unified inference and visualizations, and various datasets for illustration. Intended as a common lightweight and efficient toolbox for psychometric modeling and a common building block for fitting psychometric mixture models in package "psychomix" and trees based on psychometric models in package "psychotree".