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330.682.11
Item Response Theory: Introduction and Advanced Applications in Epidemiology

Cancelled

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
Mental Health
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Dates:
Thu 06/02/2016 - Fri 06/03/2016
Class Times:
  • Th F,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Contact:
Alden Gross
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Resources:
Description:

Introduces concepts and key assumptions of item response theory (IRT). Explores novel applications of IRT to refinement of measures, assessment of differential item functioning, computer adaptive testing, and calibration of metrics across diverse samples. Students apply lessons from didactic lectures in a laboratory setting using prepared examples. Original data are welcome.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze basic one-parameter and two-parameter logistic IRT models in their own work
  2. Assess carefully assumptions in applied settings
  3. Evaluate the quality of psychometric measures in published research
Methods of Assessment:

Analysis assignment 40%, In-class assignments and participation 60%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The analysis assignment will be due on June 6, 2016.