A rating formulation for ordered response categories

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Abstract

A rating response mechanism for ordered categories, which is related to the traditional threshold formulation but distinctively different from it, is formulated. In addition to the subject and item parameters two other sets of parameters, which can be interpreted in terms of thresholds on a latent continuum and discriminations at the thresholds, are obtained. These parameters are identified with the category coefficients and the scoring function of the Rasch model for polychotomous responses in which the latent trait is assumed uni-dimensional. In the case where the threshold discriminations are equal, the scoring of successive categories by the familiar assignment of successive integers is justified. In the case where distances between thresholds are also equal, a simple pattern of category coefficients is shown to follow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-573
Number of pages13
JournalPsychometrika
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Formulation
Scoring
Discrimination
Latent Trait
Ordered Categories
Rasch Model
Coefficient
Two Parameters
Continuum
Assignment
Integer

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In: Psychometrika, Vol. 43, No. 4, 01.12.1978, p. 561-573.

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