An Anthropologist Among the Psychometricians: Assessment Events, Ethnography, and Differential Item Functioning in the Mongolian Gobi

Maddox, Bryan, Zumbo, Bruno D., Tay-Lim, Brenda and Qu, Demin (2015) An Anthropologist Among the Psychometricians: Assessment Events, Ethnography, and Differential Item Functioning in the Mongolian Gobi. International Journal of Testing, 15 (4). pp. 291-309. ISSN 1530-5058

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This article explores the potential for ethnographic observations to inform the analysis of test item performance. In 2010, a standardized, large-scale adult literacy assessment took place in Mongolia as part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP). In a novel form of interdisciplinary collaboration an ethnographer worked closely with psychometric researchers to investigate the sources and explanations of differential item functioning and test item performance. The research involved detailed ethnographic observations of literacy assessment events. The results illustrate the potential for ethnography to provide insights into testing situations, group and test item performance, and to combine with psychometric analysis in cross-cultural assessment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a link to 50 free downloads to this paper on International Journal of Testing. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/uzCS3B2aqJNKEqswgK57/full
Uncontrolled Keywords: context,dif,ethnography,mongolia,psychometric,test item analysis
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 15:02
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 00:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/54807
DOI: 10.1080/15305058.2015.1017103

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item