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A didactic presentation of Snijders’ lz* index of person fit with emphasis on response model selection and ability estimation
[fr] Une présentation didactyique de l'indice de misfit lz* de Snijders avec emphase sur la sélection d'un modèle de réponse et l'estimation de l'habileté
Magis, David mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de mathématique > Statistique mathématique >]
Raîche, Gilles [> >]
Béland, Sébastien [> >]
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
SAGE Publications
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[en] Person fit ; lz ; ability estimation
[en] This paper focuses on two likelihood-based indices of person fit, the index lz (Drasgow, Levine & Williams, 1985) and the Snijders’ modified index lz* (Snijders, 2001). The first one is commonly used in practical assessment of person fit, although its asymptotic standard normal distribution is not valid when true abilities are replaced by sample ability estimates. The lz* index is a generalization of lz which corrects for this sampling variability. Surprisingly, it is not yet popular in the psychometric and educational assessment community. Moreover, there is some ambiguity about which type of item response model and ability estimation method can be used to compute the lz* index. The purpose of this paper is to present the index lz* in a simple and didactic approach. Starting from the relationship between lz and lz*, we develop the framework according to the type of logistic IRT model and the likelihood-based estimators of ability. The practical calculation of lz* is illustrated by analyzing a real data set about language skill assessment.

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