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Differential Item Functioning

Second Edition


September 2009 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This new edition presents an up-to-date description of differential item functioning. It describes varying procedures for addressing DIF in practical testing contexts. The authors present useful examples and studies of DIF that readers may employ as a guide in their own work. They also cover major statistical packages that can be employed in DIF analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, M+, Minitab, and Systat).

This text is ideal for the measurement professional or advanced student who deals with educational or psychological assessment.

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About the Authors
 
Series Editor's Introduction
 
1. Introduction
 
2. Description of DIF
 
3. Statistical Facets of DIF
 
4. Important Considerations
 
5. History of Test Bias and DIF
 
6. Quick-But-Incomplete Methods
 
7. Mantel-Haenszel Procedure
 
8. Nonparametic Methods
 
9. IRT-Based Methods
 
10. Logistic Regression
 
11. Specialized DIF Procedures
 
12. Future Directions
 
Conclusion
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
Key features
  • Fills a gap in the literature about an important aspect of the measurement process.
  • Accessibly written
  • Includes references to classical writings and current works, as well as Web resources.

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