Accession Number:

ADA025011

Title:

Monte Carlo Results from a Computer Program for Tailored Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

INTERTAIL, the computer program which implements an approach to tailored testing outlined by Cliff 1975, was examined with errorless data in several Monte Carlo studies. Three replications of each cell of a 3 x 3 table with 10, 20 and 40 items and persons were analyzed. Mean rank correlations coefficients between the true order, specified by pre-assigned random numbers, and the computed order produced by the program ranged from .93 to .99. Other efficiency measures are reported which also support the theory as a general measuring and ordering technique. Based on these results, program modifications are proposed as well as a data scheme which is to be used in further system testing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE