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Title:Item response theory and computerized adaptive test approaches to the narcissistic personality inventory
Author(s):Cruz, Alvaro
Advisor(s):Chang, Hua-hua
Contributor(s):Culpepper, Steven
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Measurement, Item Response Theory, Narcissism
Abstract:The purpose of this thesis is twofold: investigate narcissism from a personality measurement perspective and explore the accuracy of two item selection methods in a Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) paradigm, Fisher Information and Kullback-Leibler Information. A dataset containing roughly eleven thousand responses to the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) is analyzed and preliminary results used to conduct simulation studies to compare estimation accuracy between CATs and traditional IRT tests. The results are discussed as are the potential benefits and shortcomings of shifting the NPI to an IRT framework.
Issue Date:2018-07-20
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101832
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Alvaro Cruz
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-27
Date Deposited:2018-08


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