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Measuring Growth in Educational Settings

Measuring Growth in Educational Settings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Derek Briggs
March 01, 2019

This book is about the process of measuring and evaluating student growth in educational settings. Using large-scale assessments to measure student growth has increasingly become a major point of emphasis in systems of educational accountability. The complete process of designing, calibrating,...

The Rasch Model: A Gentle Introduction to Item Response Theory With Examples in R

The Rasch Model: A Gentle Introduction to Item Response Theory With Examples in R

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carolin Strobl, Matthew David Zeigenfuse
February 01, 2019

This book provides a concise introduction to the topic of the Rasch model, which has become relatively well-known since it was used in the PISA study. In addition to a clear presentation of the underlying theory, the book also offers a practical introduction to fitting Rasch models by means of the...

Multivariate Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition

Multivariate Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

Kimmo Vehkalahti, Brian S. Everitt
December 27, 2018

This is a second edition of the popular textbook, which is fully updated to reflect the recent changes in the field, and includes new material on dealing with missing values, linear mixed models and longitudinal data with non-normal responses. With many real-world examples, graphs, and exercises,...

Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting

Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting

1st Edition

John Bryant, Junni L. Zhang
July 03, 2018

Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting presents three statistical frameworks for modern demographic estimation and forecasting. The frameworks draw on recent advances in statistical methodology to provide new tools for tackling challenges such as disaggregation, measurement error, missing...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three Volume Set

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three Volume Set

1st Edition

Wim J. van der Linden
January 25, 2018

Drawing on the work of 75 internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three-Volume Set presents all major item response models, classical and modern statistical tools used in item response theory (IRT), and major areas of applications of IRT in educational and...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Three: Applications

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Three: Applications

1st Edition

Wim J. van der Linden
January 16, 2018

Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume 3: Applications presents applications of item response theory to practical testing problems. While item response theory may be known primarily for its advances in theoretical modeling of...

Adaptive Survey Design

Adaptive Survey Design

1st Edition

Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 04, 2017

Adaptive survey designs (ASDs) provide a framework for data-driven tailoring of data collection procedures to different sample members, often for cost and bias reduction. People vary in how likely they are to respond and in how they respond. This variation leads to opportunities to selectively...

Applied Survey Data Analysis

Applied Survey Data Analysis

2nd Edition

Steven G. Heeringa, Brady T. West, Patricia A. Berglund
June 27, 2017

Highly recommended by the Journal of Official Statistics, The American Statistician, and other journals, Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition provides an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art approaches to the analysis of complex sample survey data. Building on the wealth of material on...

Multilevel Modeling Using Mplus

Multilevel Modeling Using Mplus

1st Edition

Holmes Finch, Jocelyn Bolin
December 22, 2016

This book is designed primarily for upper level undergraduate and graduate level students taking a course in multilevel modelling and/or statistical modelling with a large multilevel modelling component. The focus is on presenting the theory and practice of major multilevel modelling...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models

1st Edition

Wim J. van der Linden
August 15, 2016

Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models presents all major item response models. This first volume in a three-volume set covers many model developments that have occurred in item response theory (IRT) during the...

Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools

Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools

1st Edition

Ian Foster, Rayid Ghani, Ron S. Jarmin, Frauke Kreuter, Julia Lane
August 09, 2016

Both Traditional Students and Working Professionals Acquire the Skills to Analyze Social Problems. Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools shows how to apply data science to real-world problems in both research and the practice. The book provides practical guidance on...

Bayesian Psychometric Modeling

Bayesian Psychometric Modeling

1st Edition

Roy Levy, Robert J. Mislevy
May 23, 2016

A Single Cohesive Framework of Tools and Procedures for Psychometrics and Assessment Bayesian Psychometric Modeling presents a unified Bayesian approach across traditionally separate families of psychometric models. It shows that Bayesian techniques, as alternatives to conventional approaches,...

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