discrim.index {CDM}R Documentation

Discrimination Indices at Item-Attribute, Item and Test Level

Description

Computes discrimination indices at the probability metric (de la Torre, 2008; Henson, DiBello & Stout, 2018).

Usage

discrim.index(object, ...)

## S3 method for class 'din'
discrim.index(object, ...)

## S3 method for class 'gdina'
discrim.index(object, ...)

## S3 method for class 'mcdina'
discrim.index(object, ...)

## S3 method for class 'discrim.index'
summary(object, file=NULL, digits=3,  ...)

Arguments

object

Object of class din or gdina.

file

Optional file name for a file in which the summary output should be sunk

digits

Number of digits for rounding

...

Further arguments to be passed

Details

If item j possesses H_j categories, the item-attribute specific discrimination for attribute k according to Henson et al. (2018) is defined as

DI_{jk}=\frac{1}{2} \max_{ \boldmath{α} } ≤ft( ∑_{h=1}^{H_j} | P(X_j=h| \boldmath{α} ) - P(X_j=h| \boldmath{α}^{(-k)} ) | \right )

where \boldmath{α}^{(-k)} and \boldmath{α} differ only in attribute k. The index DI_{jk} can be found as the value discrim_item_attribute. The test-level discrimination index is defined as

\overline{DI}=\frac{1}{J} ∑_{j=1}^J \max_k DI_{jk}

and can be found in discrim_test.

According to de la Torre (2008) and de la Torre, Rossi and van der Ark (2018), the item discrimination index (IDI) is defined as

IDI_j=\max_{ \boldmath{α}_1,\boldmath{α}_2, h} | P(X_j=h| \boldmath{α}_1 ) - P(X_j=h| \boldmath{α}_2 ) |

and can be found as idi in the values list.

Value

A list with following entries

discrim_item_attribute

Discrimination indices DI_{jk} at item level for each attribute

idi

Item discrimination index IDI_j

discrim_test

Discrimination index at test level

References

de la Torre, J. (2008). An empirically based method of Q-matrix validation for the DINA model: Development and applications. Journal of Educational Measurement, 45, 343-362.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3984.2008.00069.x

de la Torre, J., van der Ark, L. A., & Rossi, G. (2018). Analysis of clinical data from a cognitive diagnosis modeling framework. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 51(4), 281-296. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2017.1327286

Henson, R., DiBello, L., & Stout, B. (2018). A generalized approach to defining item discrimination for DCMs. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 16(1), 18-29.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15366367.2018.1436855

See Also

See cdi.kli for discrimination indices based on the Kullback-Leibler information.

For a fitted model mod in the GDINA package, discrimination indices can be extracted by the method extract(mod,"discrim") (GDINA::extract).

Examples

## Not run: 
#############################################################################
# EXAMPLE 1: DINA and GDINA model
#############################################################################

data(sim.dina, package="CDM")
data(sim.qmatrix, package="CDM")

#-- fit GDINA and DINA model
mod1 <- CDM::gdina( sim.dina, q.matrix=sim.qmatrix )
mod2 <- CDM::din( sim.dina, q.matrix=sim.qmatrix )

#-- compute discrimination indices
dimod1 <- CDM::discrim.index(mod1)
dimod2 <- CDM::discrim.index(mod2)
summary(dimod1)
summary(dimod2)

## End(Not run)

[Package CDM version 7.5-15 Index]