A computerized adaptive testing (CAT) solution for tests with multidimensional pairwise-comparison (MPC) items, aiming to measure career interest, value, and personality, is rare. This paper proposes new item selection and exposure control methods for CAT with dichotomous and polytomous MPC items and present simulation study results. The results show that the procedures are effective in selecting items and controlling within-person statement exposure with no loss of efficiency. Implications are discussed in two applications of the proposed CAT procedures: a work attitude test with dichotomous MPC items and a career interest assessment with polytomous MPC items. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s).
CitationQiu, X.-L., de la Torre, J., Ro, S., & Wang, W.-C. (2022). Computerized adaptive testing for ipsative tests with multidimensional pairwise-comparison items: Algorithm development and applications. Applied Psychological Measurement, 46(4), 255-272. doi: 10.1177/01466216221084209
- Computerized adaptive testing
- Ipsative tests
- Forced-choice items