Yıl 2018, Cilt 5, Sayı 4, Sayfalar 668 - 681 2018-12-16

Gaining a Better Understanding of General Mattering Scale: An Application of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory

Halil Ibrahim Sarı [1] , Mehmet Akif Karaman [2]

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The current study shows applications of both classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT) to psychology data. The study discusses item level analyses of General Mattering Scale produced by two theories as well as strengths and weaknesses of both measurement approaches. The survey consisted of a total of five Likert-type items. Each student chose the best answers from the given categories (e.g., not at all, a little, somewhat, very much). We specifically run generalized partial credit IRT model. Overall, we discussed that while CTT provides comparatively superficial information but, IRT allows gaining deeper insight into the test items and response categories. We concluded that the meaning of item properties differ in CTT and IRT, and this difference may lead to different interpretations. We aimed to encourage psychologists and counsellors to give more consideration to the IRT applications when assessing the psychometric features of the items. 

Classical test theory, item response theory, generalized partial model, item analysis, general mattering scale
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Orcid: 0000-0001-7506-9000
Yazar: Halil Ibrahim Sarı (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: KILIS 7 ARALIK UNIVERSITY
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Mehmet Akif Karaman
Kurum: KILIS 7 ARALIK UNIVERSITY
Ülke: Turkey


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APA Sarı, H , Karaman, M . (2018). Gaining a Better Understanding of General Mattering Scale: An Application of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 5 (4), 668-681. DOI: 10.21449/ijate.453337
MLA Sarı, H , Karaman, M . "Gaining a Better Understanding of General Mattering Scale: An Application of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 5 (2018): 668-681 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijate/issue/38884/453337>
Chicago Sarı, H , Karaman, M . "Gaining a Better Understanding of General Mattering Scale: An Application of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 5 (2018): 668-681
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