The joint maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of the Rasch model is hampered by several drawbacks, the most relevant of which are that: (1) the estimates are not available for item or person with perfect scores; (2) the item parameter estimates are severely biased, especially for short tests. To overcome both these problems, in this paper a new method is proposed, based on a fuzzy extension of the empirical probability function and the minimum Kullback–Leibler divergence estimation approach. The new method warrants the existence of finite estimates for both person and item parameters and results very effective in reducing the bias of joint maximum likelihood estimates.
|Titolo:||Estimating a Rasch Model via Fuzzy Empirical Probability Functions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|