Approaches to data analysis of multiple-choice questions

@inproceedings{Ding2009ApproachesTD,
  title={Approaches to data analysis of multiple-choice questions},
  author={Lin Ding and Robert J. Beichner},
  year={2009}
}
This paper introduces five commonly used approaches to analyzing multiple-choice test data. They are classical test theory, factor analysis, cluster analysis, item response theory, and model analysis. Brief descriptions of the goals and algorithms of these approaches are provided, together with examples illustrating their applications in physics education research. We minimize mathematics, instead placing emphasis on data interpretation using these approaches. 
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 13 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
Highly Cited
This paper has 34 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 25 extracted citations

Developing an action concept inventory

Lachlan P. McGinness, Craig M. Savage
2016
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Development and Uses of Upper-division Conceptual Assessments

Bethany R. Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, +4 authors Steven J. Pollock
2015
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Synthesis of discipline-based education research in physics

Jennifer L. Docktor, Jose P. Mestre
2014
View 19 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Assessment of the University of Osijek Engineering Students ’ Conceptual Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism

Željka Miokovi, Sanja Ganzberger, Vanja Radoli
2012
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 references

Validity and reliability of the force and motion conceptual evaluation

Cronbach, L. Furby
Am . J . Phys . • 2007

Linacre , Sample size and item calibration stability

K. Swygert L. McLeod
Rasch Measurement Transactions • 1994

Testing the test : Item response curves and test quality

L. Branum-Martin Morris, N. Harshman, +4 authors V. McCauley
Am . J . Phys . • 1979

Applying clustering to statistical analysis of student reasoning about two - dimensional kinematics

M. Wittmann Springuel, J. Thompson
Preliminary Documentation

The theory of the estimation of test reliability

Kuder, M. Richardson
Measurement Theory for the Behavioral Sciences

suring student learning with item response theory

D. Palazzo Lee, R. Warnakulasooriya, D. Pritchard
Phys . Rev . ST Phys . Educ . Res . Fayers , in Assessing Quality of Life in Clinical Trials : Methods and Practice

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…