TI: Appropriateness measurement: Review, critique and validating studies.
AU: Levine,-Michael-V.; Drasgow,-Fritz
IN: U Illinois, Champaign
JN: British-Journal-of-Mathematical-and-Statistical-Psychology; 1982 May Vol 35(1) 42-56
AB: The test-taking behavior of some examinees may be so unusual that their test scores cannot be regarded as appropriate measures of their ability. Appropriateness measurement is a model-based approach to the problem of identifying these test scores. The intuitions and basic theory supporting appropriateness measurement are presented together with a critical review of earlier work and a series of interrelated experiments. It is concluded that appropriateness measurement techniques are robust to errors in parameter estimation and to the presence of unidentified aberrant examinees in the test norming sample. In addition, the frequently criticized "3-parameter logistic" latent trait model was found to be adequate for the detection of spuriously low scores in actual test data. (16 ref) (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1982 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
KP: validity of appropriate measurement techniques; identification of aberrant examinees in test norming sample
DE: STATISTICAL-VALIDITY; TEST-NORMS; TEST-SCORES
TI: Canonical analysis of longitudinal and repeated measures data with stationary weights.
AU: Meredith,-William; Tisak,-John
IN: U California, Berkeley
JN: Psychometrika; 1982 Mar Vol 47(1) 47-67
AB: When measuring the same variables on different occasions, 2 procedures for canonical analysis with stationary compositing weights were developed. The first, SUMCOV, maximizes the sum of the covariances of the canonical variates subject to norming constraints. The second, COLLIN, maximizes the largest root of the covariances of the canonical variates subject to norming constraints. A characterization theorem establishes a model-building approach. Both methods are extended to allow for cohort sequential designs. (33 ref) (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1982 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
KP: canonical procedures with stationary compositing weights; analysis of longitudinal & repeated measures data
DE: MULTIVARIATE-ANALYSIS; ANALYSIS-OF-VARIANCE; EXPERIMENTAL-DESIGN
TI: A cross-cultural comparison of the developmental items of five ethnic groups in the Southwest.
IN: U New Mexico, Albuquerque
JN: Journal-of-Personality-Assessment; 1982 Feb Vol 46(1) 26-31
AB: 3,067 5-9 yr old Mexican-American, Pueblo Indian, Navajo Indian, Black, and Anglo elementary school children were administered the Draw-A-Person test for norming and comparison against the existing Koppitz scoring procedure. A significant number of items for each of the 5 ethnic groups changed categories, with the final score interpretation affected. A significant difference in percentage of items drawn by the groups was also found, as were regional differences on certain items. (19 ref) (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1982 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
KP: validity of Koppitz scoring procedure & norms for Draw-A-Person test; development of culture fair norms; Mexican American vs Pueblo vs Navajo Indian vs Black vs White 5-9 yr olds
DE: SCHOOL-AGE-CHILDREN; RACIAL-AND-ETHNIC-DIFFERENCES; BLACKS-; AMERICAN-INDIANS; WHITES-; MEXICAN-AMERICANS; SCORING-TESTING; GOODENOUGH-HARRIS-DRAW-A-PERSON-TEST; TEST-NORMS; CULTURAL-TEST-BIAS
CC: 2220; 2820