Computerized adaptive testing for ipsative tests with multidimensional pairwise-comparison items: Algorithm development and applications

Xue-Lan QIU, Jimmy DE LA TORRE, Sage RO, Wen Chung WANG

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-272
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement
Volume46
Issue number4
Early online dateApr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2022

Citation

Qiu, 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

Keywords

  • Computerized adaptive testing
  • Ipsative tests
  • Forced-choice items
  • Pairwise-comparison

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