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A Monte Carlo Study of the Optimal Rank Order Relationships with Criterion Scores (ORORCS)

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Dr. Brooks Applegate


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

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This dissertation study contributes to the field of measurement. It introduces a method to determine keys for a kind of test items that

  1. Depict a specific situational context and provide a set of multidimensional alternative reactions to that situation for the subjects to rank according to their best judgment (SRT).
  2. An examinee’s response to an item is a multidimensional ranking of the alternative options.
  3. One administration of the SRT yields measures of multiple traits, so that there is no need to administer multiple criterion instruments.

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