[Rasch] Unidimensionality

Trevor Bond trevor.bond at jcu.edu.au
Thu May 8 09:52:10 EST 2008


Ferguson wrote about this is 1941;
Ferguson, G. A. (1941). The factorial interpretation of test 
difficulty. Psychometrika, 6(5), 323-330.

and it was ignored almost ever since

At 4:13 PM -0400 5/7/08, Michael Lamport Commons wrote:
>Life is more complected.  Let us say one is scaling difficulty of 
>tasks.  One generally will get a single dimension in Rasch but 2 or 
>more dimensions in a factor analysis if ... difficulty is made up of 
>order of hierarchical complexity and also the number of operations 
>such as the number of numbers added.  Difficulty can be seen as one 
>dimension or two depending on how much you know what the more gross 
>variable consists of.
>
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>Michael Lamport Commons
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