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In this paper we examine alternative measurement models for fitting data from health surveys. We show why a testlet-based latent trait model that includes covariate information, embedded within a fully Bayesian framework, can allow multiple simultaneous inferences and aid interpretation. We illustrate our approach with a survey of breast cancer survivors(More)
BACKGROUND A novel type of item sets, "f-type" testlets, was recently introduced on the United States Medical Licensing Examination. These testlets contain two or more questions associated with a common clinical scenario. In some cases, as the scenario unfolds, examinees are indirectly provided with feedback about their response to a testlet question. The(More)
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