# install.packages("remotes") # remotes::install_github("fwijayanto/autoRasch", build_manual = TRUE, build_vignettes = TRUE)
library(autoRasch) library(doParallel) #> Warning: package 'doParallel' was built under R version 4.1.3 #> Loading required package: foreach #> Warning: package 'foreach' was built under R version 4.1.3 #> Loading required package: iterators #> Warning: package 'iterators' was built under R version 4.1.3 #> Loading required package: parallel
Utilizing the generalized partial credit model (GPCM) and the generalized partial credit model with DIF (GPCM-DIF), we develop a score as a criterion to judge the quality of an itemset within an original survey, called the In-plus-out-of-questionnaire log-likelihood (IPOQ-LL) and In-plus-out-of-questionnaire log-likelihood with DIF (IPOQ-LL-DIF), respectively.
For example, we have a 9-item original survey and we want to examine how good to estimate persons’ abilities using only item7, item8, and item9. To compute the IPOQ-LL score we simply run
<- matrix(c(rep(0,50),rep(1,50)),ncol = 1, dimnames = list(c(1:100),c("cov"))) grMap <- autoRasch::compute_score(shortDIF, incl_set = c(1:4), type = "ipoqlldif", groups_map = grMap) ipoqlldif_score summary(ipoqlldif_score) #> #> Score of the itemsets: #> #> IQ-LL: -199.6182 #> OQ-LL: NA #> IPOQ-LL: -199.6182
Furthermore, to compute multiple IPOQ-LL scores of several itemsets simultanously, we simply use
<- compute_scores(shortDIF, incl_sets = rbind(c(1:3),c(2:4)), type = "ipoqll", cores = 2) ipoqll_scores 1:7] ipoqll_scores[,#> IQ-LL OQ-LL IPOQ-LL item no. item no. item no. item no. #> result.1 -109.8750 -102.6400 -212.5150 1 2 3 NA #> result.2 -174.5305 -49.6028 -224.1333 2 3 4 NA
The IPOQ-LL obtains by totalling the IQ-LL and OQ-LL. Changing
type = ipoqlldif means the IPOQ-LL-DIF score is computed,
by considering the DIF effects, instead of the IPOQ-LL. This
log-likelihood is a score for model comparison, which means that there
are more items combinations to be compared in order to obtain the
maximum. Hence, we conduct the semi-automated Rasch analysis using the
IPOQ-LL score by running
<- autoRaschOptions() setting $isHessian <- FALSE setting<- stepwise_search(shortDIF, incl_set = c(1:4), cores = 2, stepwise_res groups_map = grMap, method = "fast", criterion = "ipoqlldif", isTraced = TRUE) #> do full items estimation... #> 4 : 1,2,3,4 #> do backward... #> 3 : 2,3,4 #> do backward... #> 2 : 2,4 #> do forward... #> do backward... #> 1 : 2 #> do forward... #> ::: End of search :::
stepwise_search() aims to search the maximum
IPOQ-LL score over all items combinations possible. This maximum score
correspond to the “best” itemset according to the semi-automated Rasch
analysis. Therefore, to speed up the search, we implements
parallelization in every step of the stepwise selection search. If
isTracked = TRUE the function prints the combination of
items which returns the highest IPOQ-LL score at every step.
Obtaining the analysis result, we could plot
The plot show the highest IPOQ-LL scores in every possible number of items in the itemsets. The numbers in the plot represent the item(s) which are removed (and added) to obtained the plotted scores, compared to the previous step. For instance, starting with full items, the highest IPOQ-LL score for itemset consisting with 8 items is obtained by removing item1. Subsequently, the highest IPOQ-LL score for itemset consisting with 7 items is obtained by removing item2.