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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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ANDRIOLA, Wagner Bandeira. Using the Item Response Theory (IRT) in the construction of an item bank for the evaluation of verbal reasoning. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1998, vol.11, n.2, pp. 295-308. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721998000200009.

The purpose of this research was to organize an item bank for the evaluation of verbal reasoning using the Item Response Theory (IRT). With the responses of 730 high school students, average age 17,7 (SD = 3,12), to a group of 51 itens in the form of verbal analogies, the difficulty and discrimination were estimated using the longistic model of two parameters. The itens characteristic curves (ICC’s) were also determined.

Keywords : Verbal Reasoning; Psychological Assessment; Item Response Theory (IRT); Item Bank.

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