Chapter 8. Item Banks, Item Linking and Computer-Adaptive Tests

  1. Peter M. Fayers1,2 and
  2. David Machin3,4,5

Published Online: 27 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470024522.ch8

Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Second edition

Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Second edition

How to Cite

Fayers, P. M. and Machin, D. (2007) Item Banks, Item Linking and Computer-Adaptive Tests, in Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Second edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470024522.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Aberdeen Medical School, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

  3. 3

    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

  4. 4

    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, England

  5. 5

    United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG), University of Leicester, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 2 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024508

Online ISBN: 9780470024522

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Keywords:

  • computer-adaptive testing (CAT);
  • item banking and item calibration;
  • item bank and Headache Impact Test (HIT);
  • item linking and test equating;
  • common item design;
  • linking of scale scores and test equating;
  • Test information functions;
  • CAT software and IRT models;
  • multidimensional CAT

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Item bank

  • Item calibration

  • Item linking and test equating

  • Test information

  • Computer-adaptive testing

  • Stopping rules and simulations

  • Computer-adaptive testing software

  • Unresolved issues

  • Computer-assisted tests

  • Conclusions

  • Further reading