Description - Contemporary Psychometrics by Albert Maydeu-Olivares
This book is in celebration of the seminal work of Roderick P. McDonald whose career has spanned over forty years and three continents. His work in factor analysis, structural modeling, multivariate analysis, and test theory has inspired the research of many of the leading scholars in these fields. All of the book's cutting edge chapters are contributions from Rod's former students, fellow researchers, and/or long time friends. Contemporary Psychometrics features four diverse sections: test theory, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and multivariate analysis. All of the chapters address key issues in psychometrics using the most contemporary methods possible. The section on test theory includes topics such as multidimensional item response theory (IRT), the relationship between IRT and factor analysis, estimation and testing of these models, and a reflection on basic measurement issues that are often neglected. The factor analysis section reviews the history and development of the model, factorial invariance and factor analysis indeterminacy, and Bayesian inference for factor scores and parameter estimates.
The section on structural equation modeling (SEM) includes the RAM rules for latent variable SEM, a survey of goodness of fit assessment, SEM resampling methods, a discussion of how to compare correlations between and within independent samples, the psychological processes with dynamic factor models based on ARMA time series models, and multi-level factor analysis models for continuous and discrete data. The final section on multivariate analysis includes topics such as dual scaling of ordinal data, model specification and missing data problems in time series models, and concludes with a discussion of the themes that run through all multivariate methods. The tour de force through contemporary psychometrics will appeal to advanced students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and education, as well as methodologists from other disciplines.
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