Using Aggregate-Level Linkages for Estimation and Validation: Comments on Thissen and Braun & Qian
Both of the preceding chapters (Thissen, Chapter 16, and Braun & Qian, Chapter 17) addressed the practicalities of linking aggregate-level results, but they are very different in tone and focus. The Thissen chapter carefully considered a variety of actual linkages and is pessimistic about the support that they offer for their intended inferences.
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