Special Issue "Application of Modern Psychometric Techniques in Psychology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kuan-Yu Jin

Guest Editor
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Interests: psychological assessment; psychological testing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Quantitative methods are often used to measure and analyze psychological constructs. In recent decades, psychometrics has developed rapidly with the raise of technology. Modern psychometric methods (such as Rasch measurements, item response theory, and cognitive diagnostic models) can achieve objective measurement and have several advantages over conventional methods. Although modern psychometric methods have been widely used in education and medicine, they are not very common in the psychology field.
The goal of this Special Issue of Psych is to promote and illustrate the applications of modern psychometrics techniques in quantifying, modeling, and predicting psychological constructs. We welcome authors to submit their manuscripts on (but not limited to) the following themes:

  1. Applying modern psychometric techniques to analyze psychological data;
  2. Validating instruments using modern psychometric techniques;
  3. Adopting modern psychometric techniques to (re)examine existing psychological theories;
  4. Comparing the differences between traditional and modern techniques in data analysis;
  5. Providing new models or methods suitable for specific psychological scenarios.

Dr. Kuan-Yu Jin
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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Rasch measurements
  • Item response theory
  • Cognitive diagnostic models
  • Differential item functioning
  • Computerized adaptive testing
  • Mixture models
  • Multilevel models
  • Multidimensional models
  • Structural equation modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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