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Comparison of DIF Detection Performances of Mantel Test and Likelihood Ratio Test
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 38-43
Received: Oct. 20, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 3, 2016; Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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Safiye Bilican Demir, Department of Educational Sciences, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate Type I error rate of the IRT-Likelihood Ratio (IRT-LR) statistic and Mantel Test in detecting DIF. A multiple replication Monte Carlo study was utilized for simulated data sets. In final study design, there were 18 conditions [3 (sample size) x 3 (group mean difference) x 2 (methods of DIF detection)]. WinGen3 was used to simulate ability estimates and to generate response data sets. MULTİLOG and DIFAS were used to conduct the Mantel and IRT-LR DIF analyses. Results indicated that with equal group distribution, Mantel Test and IRT-LR Test performed similarly under all testing conditions and had better Type I error rate control. Large sample size and presence of group mean difference tended to inflate the Type I error rates of both DIF detection tests. IRT-LR had higher Type I error rates than Mantel Test when large sample size and when group mean difference conditions.
Keywords
Differential Item Functioning, Monte Carlo, Polytomous Items, Type I Error
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Safiye Bilican Demir, Comparison of DIF Detection Performances of Mantel Test and Likelihood Ratio Test, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 38-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20160506.11
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