Handbook of Educational Measurement and Psychometrics Using R

1st Edition

Christopher D. Desjardins, Okan Bulut

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published May 2, 2018
Reference - 302 Pages - 73 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498770132 - CAT# K29338
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series


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  • Introduces methods for measurement in education and psychology using R.
  • Focuses on examples using many data sets from education and psychology.
  • Integrates R code into the text with detailed guidelines as to how to implement it.
  • Supplemented by an R package on GitHub with all code and data conveniently available.


Currently there are many introductory textbooks on educational measurement and psychometrics as well as R. However, there is no single book that covers important topics in measurement and psychometrics as well as their applications in R.

The Handbook of Educational Measurement and Psychometrics Using R covers a variety of topics, including classical test theory; generalizability theory; the factor analytic approach in measurement; unidimensional, multidimensional, and explanatory item response modeling; test equating; visualizing measurement models; measurement invariance; and differential item functioning.

This handbook is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practitioners as a complementary book to a theory-based introductory or advanced textbook in measurement. Practitioners and researchers who are familiar with the measurement models but need to refresh their memory and learn how to apply the measurement models in R, would find this handbook quite fulfilling. Students taking a course on measurement and psychometrics will find this handbook helpful in applying the methods they are learning in class. In addition, instructors teaching educational measurement and psychometrics will find our handbook as a useful supplement for their course.