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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au [mailto:rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Stephanou, Andrew<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Thursday, 3 May 2012 9:47 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> rasch<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Rasch] FW: current issues of research in psychometrics?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> Mark Moulton [<a href="mailto:markhmoulton@mac.com">mailto:markhmoulton@mac.com</a>]
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<b>Sent:</b> Thursday, 3 May 2012 6:04 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> rasch<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [Rasch] current issues of research in psychometrics?</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Dear Anthony,<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Under &quot;current psychometric research&quot; I think we need to include a lot of applications, often commercial, that are not called &quot;psychometric&quot; but nonetheless require the modeling of latent mental traits and are being studied intensively:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* predicting preferences, e.g., movies, music, dating, products, websites<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* modeling language, e.g., automated essay scoring, latent semantic analysis<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* profiling, e.g., criminal intent, job applicants<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">These applications spur methodological research in the areas of:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* multidimensionality<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* multiple tensors (facets)<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* handling very large datasets<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">* handling very sparse datasets and different types of missing data<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Much of this research is not published in psychometric journals but in industry journals, or is done in company research labs. &nbsp;I think it is useful to recognize that psychometrics has evolved to be a lot more than educational testing,
 licensure, and medical outcomes.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Mark Moulton<o:p></o:p></p>
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On May 1, 2012, at 10:44 PM, Anthony James &lt;<a href="mailto:luckyantonio2003@yahoo.com">luckyantonio2003@yahoo.com</a>&gt; wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">A colleague of mine asked me &#8220;What are the current issues of research in psychometrics these days?&#8221;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">I looked at some journals but couldn&#8217;t &#8216;detect&#8217; a specific line of research which one can say that psychometricians are following now.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Cheers</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Anthony</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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