groupinv {birtr} R Documentation

## Group Invariance of Item Parameters

### Description

Plots the item characteristic curve and the two sets of simulated observed proportions of correct response from two groups under the one-, two-, or three-parameter logistic model.

### Usage

groupinv(mdl, t1l, t1u, t2l, t2u)


### Arguments

 mdl 1, 2, or 3 representing the number of the model parameters. t1l a number indicating the lower bound of ability for group 1. t1u a number indicating the upper bound of ability for group 1. t2l a number indicating the lower bound of ability for group 2. t2u a number indicating the upper bound of ability for group 2.

### Details

While the theoretical range of ability is from negative infinity to positive infinity, practical considerations usually limit the range of values from -3 to +3. The default values are t1l = -3, t1u = -1, t2l = 1, and t2u = 3. With the number of item characteristic curve model parameters mdl the item parameters are randomly sampled from the uniform distributions; for example, under the three-parameter logistic model, b from the -3 to 3 range, a from the 0.2 to 2.8 range, and c from the 0 to .35 range. Each of the 33 ability levels from the -3 to +3 range with .1875 interval, the observed proportion of correct response is generated from the binomial distribution for sample size of 21. The ability levels and the observed proportions of correct response between t1l and t1u are used as the group 1 data, and the ability levels and the observed proportions of correct response between t2l and t2u are used as the group 2 data. The data from the pooled groups are used to obatin the plot that displays the set of item parameters.

### References

Baker, F. B., & Kim, S.-H. (2017). The basics of item response theory using R. New York, NY: Springer. ISBN-13: 978-3-319-54204-1

### Examples

groupinv(1) # groupinv(1, -3, -1, 1, 3)
groupinv(2) # groupinv(2, -3, -1, 1, 3)
groupinv(3) # groupinv(3, -3, -1, 1, 3)
groupinv(2, -2, 1, -1, 2)


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