epm {cNORM}R Documentation

Simulated dataset (Educational and Psychological Measurement, EPM)

Description

A simulated dataset, based on the the simRasch function. The data were generated on the basis of a 1PL IRT model with 50 items with a normal distribution and a mean difficulty of m = 0 and sd = 1 and 1400 cases. The age trajectory features a curve linear increase wit a slight scissor effect. The sample consists of seven age groups with 200 cases each and it includes information on the latent ability, the age specific latent ability and norm scores based on conventional norming with differing granularity of the age brackets.

Usage

epm

Format

A data frame with 1400 rows and 10 variables:

raw

the raw score

ageSpecificZ

the age specific latent ability, z standardized

latentTrait

the overall latent trait with respect to the population model

age

the chronological age

halfYearGroup

grouping variable based on six month age brackets

spcnT

Resulting norm score of cNORM, based on the automatic model selection

T1

conventional T scores on the basis of one month age brackets

T3

conventional T scores on the basis of three month age brackets

T6

conventional T scores on the basis of six month age brackets

T12

conventional T scores on the basis of one year age brackets

A data frame with 1400 rows and 10 columns

Source

https://osf.io/ntydc/

References

Lenhard, W. & Lenhard, A. (2020). Improvement of Norm Score Quality via Regression-Based Continuous Norming. Educational and Psychological Measurement. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013164420928457

Examples

## Not run: 
# Example with continuous age variable
data.epm <- prepareData(epm, raw=epm$raw, group=epm$halfYearGroup, age=epm$age)
model.epm <- bestModel(data.epm)

## End(Not run)

[Package cNORM version 2.0.3 Index]