Mannheim Research Colloquium on Survey Methods (MaRCS): Violations of Unidimensionality and Differential Item Functioning in Survey Data: Their Practical Meaning and How We Can Detect Them

Time: 
12.12.2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Location : 
Zoom
Type of Event : 
MZES-Kolloquium
Lecturer: 
Rudolf Debelak
Lecturer affiliation: 
University of Zurich
Description: 

I discuss violations of unidimensionality and differential item functioning as two central challenges in the evaluation of survey data. I first provide a non-technical introduction to these terms. Then, I discuss violations of unidimensionality and differential item functioning in the context of item response theory, where violations of unidimensionality and differential item functioning can be seen as model violations. Finally, I present some statistical procedures for detecting these model violations, and point to available implementations in R.

 

Please use this link to attend the colloquium via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81804053598?pwd=WUVtaVErWklpSVBBV0N5eGo5eHFkUT09

 

MaRCS is a seminar series jointly organized by the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the University of Mannheim School of Social Sciences, and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

 

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