An Ideal Measurement

  • Margaret WuEmail author
  • Hak Ping Tam
  • Tsung-Hau Jen


When one undertakes the measurement of a latent trait, what are the desirable properties one would like to have for the measures?


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Further Reading

  1. Bond TG, Fox CM (2007) Applying the Rasch model: fundamental measurement in the human sciences, 2nd edn. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJGoogle Scholar
  2. Engelhard G (2013) Invariant measurement: using Rasch models in the social, behavioural, and health sciences. Routledge, New York, NYGoogle Scholar
  3. Wilson M (2005) Constructing measures: an item response modeling approach. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJGoogle Scholar
  4. Wright BD, Masters GN (1982) Rating scale analysis. Mesa Press, ChicagoGoogle Scholar
  5. Wright BD, Stone MH (1999) Measurement essentials. Wide Range, Inc., Wilmington, DE.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Educational Measurement SolutionsMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Graduate Institute of Science EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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