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An Odds Ratio Approach for Assessing Differential Distractor Functioning Effects under the Nominal Response Model

Randall D. Penfield
Journal of Educational Measurement
Vol. 45, No. 3 (Fall, 2008), pp. 247-269
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20461895
Page Count: 23
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An Odds Ratio Approach for Assessing Differential Distractor Functioning Effects under the Nominal Response Model
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Abstract

Investigations of differential distractor functioning (DDF) can provide valuable information concerning the location and possible causes of measurement invariance within a multiple-choice item. In this article, I propose an odds ratio estimator of the DDF effect as modeled under the nominal response model. In addition, I propose a simultaneous distractor-level (SDL) test of invariance based on the results of the distractor-level tests of DDF. The results of a simulation study indicated that the DDF effect estimator maintained good statistical properties under a variety of conditions, and the SDL test displayed substantially higher power than the traditional Mantel-Haenszel test of no DIF when the DDF effect varied in magnitude and/or size across the distractors.

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