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Nonword Item Generation: Predicting Item Difficulty in Nonword Repetition

Abstract The current study employs item difficulty modeling procedures to evaluate the feasibility of potential generative item features for nonword repetition. Specifically, the extent to which the manipulated item features affect the theoretical mechanisms that underlie nonword repetition accuracy was estimated. Generative item features were based on the phonological loop component of Baddelely's model of working memory which addresses phonological short-term memory (Baddeley, 2000, 2003; Baddeley & Hitch, 1974). Using researcher developed software, nonwords were generated to adhere to the phonological constraints of Spanish. Thirty-six nonwords were chosen based on the set item features identified by the proposed cognitive processing mode... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Morgan, Gareth Philip (Author) / Gorin, Joanna (Advisor) / Levy, Roy (Committee member) / Gray, Shelley (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Quantitative psychology and psychometrics / Speech therapy / Linguistics / Bilingual / Explanatory Item Response Models / Item Generation / Linear Logistic Test Model / Nonword Repetition / Validity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 115 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Educational Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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