Webinar Series

Psychometric Society Webinar Series

Overview

The Psychometric Society sponsors monthly seminars on contemporary topics in psychometrics that are broadly applicable and substantially impact practice.

Registration is free and requires clicking on a link near the bottom of each seminar’s webpage. Recordings of each seminar will be made available to Psychometric Society members under the membership portal.

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Psychometric Society Webinar Series

The Boltzmann Machine in Psychometrics: Implications and Applications

Presenters: Benjamin Deonovic (Corteva), Timo Bechger (Metior Consulting), Gunter Maris (Metior Consulting)

The Boltzmann machine remains an attractive generative model for supervised and unsupervised learning of complex multivariate distributions of binary random variables. Often the observed variables are augmented with unobserved binary variables and a Boltzmann machine is assumed for both together. Popular examples are restricted Boltzmann machines, latent tree models, and deep Boltzmann machines.

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Psychometric Society Webinar Series

Bayesian covariance structure modelling for measurement invariance testing

Presenter: Jean-Paul Fox, University of Twente

Bayesian covariance structure modeling (BCSM) is a new approach for modeling clustered data. In this multivariate modeling approach a dependence structure is directly modeled through a structured covariance matrix. The BCSM can be used to model measurement (in)variance, which shows to have many advantages over traditional methods.

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Psychometric Society Webinar Series

Computational psychometrics for test development: Combining language and psychometric modeling

Presenters: Yigal Attali, Andrew Runge, Geoff LaFlair, Kevin Yancey & Alina A. von Davier

Moderator: Peter Halpin

Along with the advances in communication and platform technology, it’s become apparent that (quality) content development is at the core of many industries, including the education industry. The development of learning and assessment content has been a craft that has required a high level of expertise, often of the type that was built over the years on the job. In the fast-paced digital education this is difficult to sustain.

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