Kaplan, David
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Psychometrika

Issues of model selection have dominated the theoretical and applied statistical literature for decades. Model selection methods such as ridge regression, the lasso, and the elastic net have replaced ad hoc methods such as stepwise regression as a means of model selection. In the end, however, these methods lead to a single final model that is ofte...

Chen, Yunxiao Moustaki, Irini Zhang, Haoran
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Psychometrika

The likelihood ratio test (LRT) is widely used for comparing the relative fit of nested latent variable models. Following Wilks’ theorem, the LRT is conducted by comparing the LRT statistic with its asymptotic distribution under the restricted model, a \documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \us...

Chen, Yunxiao
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Psychometrika

Problem solving has been recognized as a central skill that today’s students need to thrive and shape their world. As a result, the measurement of problem-solving competency has received much attention in education in recent years. A popular tool for the measurement of problem solving is simulated interactive tasks, which require students to uncove...

Hardt, Katinka Boker, Steven M. Bergeman, Cindy S.
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Psychometrika

Constrained fourth-order latent differential equation (FOLDE) models have been proposed (e.g., Boker et al. 2020 ) as alternative to second-order latent differential equation (SOLDE) models to estimate second-order linear differential equation systems such as the damped linear oscillator model. When, however, only a relatively small number of measu...

Vandekar, Simon Tao, Ran Blume, Jeffrey
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Psychometrika

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a typographical mistake in one of the main formula.

Barbiero, Alessandro Hitaj, Asmerilda
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Psychometrika

We consider a bivariate normal distribution with linear correlation [Formula: see text] whose random components are discretized according to two assigned sets of thresholds. On the resulting bivariate ordinal random variable, one can compute Goodman and Kruskal's gamma coefficient, [Formula: see text], which is a common measure of ordinal associati...

Lee, Sangil Glaze, Chris M. Bradlow, Eric T. Kable, Joseph W.
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Psychometrika

In intertemporal and risky choice decisions, parametric utility models are widely used for predicting choice and measuring individuals’ impulsivity and risk aversion. However, parametric utility models cannot describe data deviating from their assumed functional form. We propose a novel method using cubic Bezier splines (CBS) to flexibly model smoo...

Stefanutti, Luca de Chiusole, Debora Anselmi, Pasquale Spoto, Andrea
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Psychometrika

A probabilistic framework for the polytomous extension of knowledge space theory (KST) is proposed. It consists in a probabilistic model, called polytomous local independence model , that is developed as a generalization of the basic local independence model. The algorithms for computing “maximum likelihood” (ML) and “minimum discrepancy” (MD) esti...

Majer, Piotr Mohr, Peter N. C. Heekeren, Hauke R. Härdle, Wolfgang K.
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Psychometrika

Decision making can be a complex process requiring the integration of several attributes of choice options. Understanding the neural processes underlying (uncertain) investment decisions is an important topic in neuroeconomics. We analyzed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from an investment decision study for stimulus-related effec...

Giordani, Paolo Rocci, Roberto Bove, Giuseppe
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Psychometrika

Factor analysis is a well-known method for describing the covariance structure among a set of manifest variables through a limited number of unobserved factors. When the observed variables are collected at various occasions on the same statistical units, the data have a three-way structure and standard factor analysis may fail. To overcome these li...