Data Collection Designs and Linking Procedures

  • Michael J. Kolen
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


Scores on tests are linked using statistical procedures on data that have been collected in a systematic way. The outcome of a linking study is one or more statistically based linking functions that relate scores on one test or form to scores on another test or form. The purposes of the present chapter are to describe commonly used designs for collecting data and statistical procedures for linking scores.


Item Response Theory Group Design Similar Construct Common Item Item Response Theory Method 
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