Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three Volume Set

Wim J. van der Linden

© 2018 - Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published January 25, 2018
Reference - 1500 Pages - 200 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466514393 - CAT# K14985
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Includes contributions from internationally acclaimed experts with a history of original and successful work in their respective areas
  • Provides extensive cross-referencing and common notation across all chapters
  • Covers the main models in IRT, including models for dichotomous and polytomous responses, response times, multidimensional abilities, and hierarchical responses
  • Explains the use of statistical tools for the treatment of IRT models and their applications
  • Shows how to apply IRT in educational and psychological measurement as well as medical diagnosis and marketing research
  • Discusses the computer software programs available for running any of the models and applications


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 psychological testing, medical diagnosis of patient-reported outcomes, and marketing research. It also covers CRAN packages, WinBUGS, Bilog MG, Multilog, Parscale, IRTPRO, Mplus, GLLAMM, Latent Gold, and numerous other software tools.

A full update of editor Wim J. van der Linden and Ronald K. Hambleton’s classic Handbook of Modern Item Response Theory, this handbook has been expanded from 28 chapters to 85 chapters in three volumes. The three volumes are thoroughly edited and cross-referenced, with uniform notation, format, and pedagogical principles across all chapters. Each chapter is self-contained and deals with the latest developments in IRT.