Special Issue "Computational Aspects, Statistical Algorithms and Software in Psychometrics"

A special issue of Psych (ISSN 2624-8611). This special issue belongs to the section "Psychometrics and Educational Measurement".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alexander Robitzsch
Guest Editor
Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Kiel, Olshausenstraße 62, 24118 Kiel, Germany
Interests: item response models; linking; methodology in large-scale assessments; multilevel models; missing data; cognitive diagnostic models; Bayesian methods and regularization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Statistical software in psychometrics has made tremendous progress in providing open-source solutions (e.g., software R, Julia, Python). In this Special Issue, on the one hand, a focus is devoted to computational aspects and statistical algorithms for psychometric methods. For example, shared experiences about efficient implementation aspects or how to handle vast datasets in psychometric modeling are of particular interest. On the other hand, articles introducing new software packages are invited. We would also like to invite researchers to submit articles of software reviews that review one software package or several packages or provide empirical comparisons of several packages. Also welcome are software tutorials that could provide applied researchers guidance about how to estimate recent psychometric models in statistical software. Potential psychometric models include, but are not limited to, item response models, structural equation models, and multilevel models.

Dr. Alexander Robitzsch
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Psych is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • statistical software
  • estimation algorithms
  • software tutorials
  • software reviews
  • item response models
  • multilevel models
  • structural equation models
  • open-source software

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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