Special Issue "Precision, Efficiency and Sample Size in Inferential Psychometric Problems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2023 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Clemens Draxler
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Guest Editor
Institute of Psychology, UMIT—Private University for Health Sciences Medical Informatics and Technology GmbH, 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria
Interests: inferential statistics; hypothesis testing; paramater estimation; psychometrics; Rasch models; generalized linear models for categorical data; Bayesian analysis in psy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on questions related to precision, accuracy, and efficiency in statistical inference, in particular, to power and sample size of hypothesis tests in psychometric analyses. Issues such as the planning of the sample size are inevitable in designing experiments to obtain a predetermined (desired) level of accuracy or reliability (of the results). For some reason, in the special field of psychometrics, i.e., in the context of applying psychometric models, evaluating their assumptions (by, e.g., tests or confidence intervals), and comparing the empirical adequacy of different models (by using, e.g., tests or information criteria), such considerations have not always received much attention, or have even been completely neglected. In this Special Issue, manuscripts are welcome addressing these problems, from a theoretical as well as an applied perspective. Contributions are not limited to the frequentist approach, manuscripts dealing with Bayesian procedures (e.g., Bayesian testing, credible intervals, posterior predictive distributions, etc.) are also invited. Applications of various psychometric models ranging from structural equation models, cognitive diagnostic models to item response models with focus on efficiency of estimators, power analysis of hypothesis tests, and the problem of choosing an appropriate sample size or design are also welcome.       

Dr. Clemens Draxler
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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