gdina.wald {CDM}R Documentation

Wald Statistic for Item Fit of the DINA and ACDM Rule for GDINA Model

Description

This function tests with a Wald test for the GDINA model whether a DINA or a ACDM condensation rule leads to a sufficient item fit compared to the saturated GDINA rule (de la Torre & Lee, 2013). The Wald test is accompanied by the RMSEA fit and weighted and unweighted distance measures (wgtdist, uwgtdist), see Details (compare Ma, Iaconangelo, & de la Torre, 2016).

Usage

gdina.wald(object)

## S3 method for class 'gdina.wald'
summary(object, digits=3,
    vars=c("X2", "p", "sig", "RMSEA", "wgtdist"),  ...)

Arguments

object

A fitted gdina model

digits

Number of digits after decimal used for rounding.

vars

Vector including variables which should be displayed in summary. See the output stats.

...

Further arguments to be passed

Details

Let P_j( α _l) the estimated item response function for the GDINA model and \hat{P}_j( α _l) the item response model for the approximated model (DINA, DINO or ACDM). The unweighted distance uwgtdist as a measure of misfit is defined as

uwgtdist=\frac{1}{2^K} ∑_l ( P_j( α _l) - \hat{P}_j( α _l) )^2

The weighted distance wgtdist measures the discrepancy with respected to the probabilities w_l=P( α_l) of estimated skill classes

wgtdist=∑_l w_l (P_j( α _l) - \hat{P}_j( α _l) )^2

Value

stats

Data frame with Wald statistic for every item, corresponding p values and a RMSEA fit statistic

References

de la Torre, J., & Lee, Y. S. (2013). Evaluating the Wald test for item-level comparison of saturated and reduced models in cognitive diagnosis. Journal of Educational Measurement, 50, 355-373.

Ma, W., Iaconangelo, C., & de la Torre, J. (2016). Model similarity, model selection, and attribute classification. Applied Psychological Measurement, 40(3), 200-217.

See Also

See the GDINA::modelcomp function in the GDINA package for similar functionality.

Examples

## Not run: 
#############################################################################
# EXAMPLE 1: Wald test for DINA simulated data sim.dina
#############################################################################

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

# Model 1: estimate GDINA model
mod1 <- CDM::gdina( sim.dina, q.matrix=sim.qmatrix,  rule="GDINA")
summary(mod1)

# perform Wald test
res1 <- CDM::gdina.wald( mod1 )
summary(res1)
# -> results show that all but one item fit according to the DINA rule

# select some output
summary(res1, vars=c("wgtdist", "p") )

## End(Not run)

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