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Title:Formulation of Uncertainty Relation Between Error and Disturbance in Quantum Measurement by Using Quantum Estimation Theory [electronic resource]
Author(s): Yu Watanabe
Date:2014
Publisher:Tokyo : Springer Japan : Imprint: Springer
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Note:In this thesis, quantum estimation theory is applied to investigate uncertainty relations between error and disturbance in quantum measurement. The author argues that the best solution for clarifying the attainable bound of theerror and disturbance i s to invoke the estimation process from the measurement outcomes such as signals from a photodetector in a quantum optical system. The error and disturbance in terms of the Fisher information content have beensuccessfully formulated and provide the upper bound of the accuracy of the estimation. Moreover, the attainable bound of the error and disturbance in quantum measurement has been derived. The obtained bound is determined for the firsttime by the quantum fluctuations and correlation functions of the o bservables, which characterize the non-classical fluctuation of the observables. The result provides the upper bound of our knowledge obtained by quantum measurements.The method developed in this thesis will be applied to a broad class of problems related to quantum measurement to build a next-generation clock standard and to successfully detect gravitational waves
Contents:Introduction
Reviews of Uncertainty Relations
Classical Estimation Theory
Quantum Estimation Theory
Expansion of Linear Operators by Generators of Lie Algebra su(d)
Lie Algebraic Approach to the Fisher Information Contents
Error and Disturbance in Quantum Measurements
Uncertainty Relations between Measurement Errors of Two Observables
Uncertainty Relations between Error and Disturbance in Quantum Measurements
Summary and Discussion
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Keywords: Educational tests and measurements , Mathematical physics , Thermodynamics
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Title:Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking [electronic resource] : Methods and Practices
Author(s): Michael J Kolen
Robert L Brennan
Date:2014
Edition:3rd ed. 2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book provides an introduction to test equating, scaling, and linking, including those concepts and practical issues that are critical for developers and all other testing professionals. In addition to statisticalprocedures, successful equating, scaling, and linking involves many aspects of testing, including procedures to develop tests, to administer and score tests, and to interpret scores earned on tests. Test equating methods are used withmany standardized tests in education and psychology to ensure that scores from multiple test forms can be used interchangeably. Test scaling is the process of developing score scales that are used when scores on standardized testsare reported. In test linking, scores from two or more tests are related to one another. Linking has received much recent attention, due largely to investigations of linking similarly named tests from different test publishers or testsconstructed for different purposes. In recent years, researchers from the education, psychology, an d statistics communities have contributed to the rapidly growing statistical and psychometric methodologies used in test equating,scaling, and linking. In addition to the literature covered in previous editions, this new edition presents coverage of signi ficant recent research. In order to assist researchers, advanced graduate students and testing professionals,examples are used frequently, and conceptual issues are stressed. New material includes model determination in log-linear smoothing, in-depth pres entation of chained linear and equipercentile equating, equating criteria, test scoring,and a new section on scores for mixed-format tests. In the third edition, each chapter contains a reference list, rather than having a single reference list at the end of the volume The themes of the third edition include: * thepurposes of equating, scaling and linking and their practical context * data collection designs * statistical methodology * designing r
Contents:Introduction and Concepts
Observed Score Equating Using the Random Groups Design
Random Groups Smoothing in Equipercentile Equating
Nonequivalent Groups Linear Methods
Nonequivalent Groups Equipercentile Methods
Item Response Theory Methods
Standard Errors of Equating
Practical Issues in Equating
Score Scales
Linking
Appendices
Answers to Exercises
Computer Programs
Index
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Title:Statistical Models for Data Analysis [electronic resource]
Author(s): Paolo Giudici
Salvatore Ingrassia
Maurizio Vichi
Date:2013
Publisher:Heidelberg : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The papers in this book cover issues related to the development of novel statistical models for the analysis of data. They offer solutions for relevant problems in statistical data analysis and contain the explicit derivation ofthe proposed models as well as their implementation. The book assembles the selected and refereed proceedings of the biannual conference of the Italian Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG), a section of the ItalianStatistical Society
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Contents:From the contents: Ordering curves by data depth
May the students' career performance helpful in predicting an increase in universities income?
Model
based classification via patterned covariance analysis
Data stream summarization by histograms clustering
Web panel representativeness
Nonparametric inference via permutation tests for CUB models
Asymmetric multidimensional scaling models for seriations
An approach to ranking the hedge funds industry
Correction of incoherences in statistical matching
The analysis of network additionality in the context of territorial in
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Series:Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, 1431-8814
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Keywords: Statistics , Data mining , Electronic data processing , Educational tests and measurements , Mathematical statistics , Economics Statistics
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Title:Statistical Methods for the Evaluation of University Systems [electronic resource]
Author(s): Massimo Attanasio
Vincenza Capursi
Date:2011
Publisher:Heidelberg : Physica-Verlag HD
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Note:This book presents a collection of statistical methods and procedures to assess data coming from educational systems. The topics examined include: statistical methods for constructing composite indicators, applied measurements,assessment of education al systems, measurement of the performance of the students at Italian universities, and statistical modeling for questionnaire data. Other issues are the implications of introducing different assessment criteriaand procedures to the Italian university sys tem
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Contents:Part I
Introduction: Different Perspectives of the Evaluation of the Italian University System
Part II
The Evaluation in the Italian Universities. Student Teaching Evaluation
Part III
The Evaluation in the Italian Universities. Statistical Methods for Careers and Services Evaluation
Part IV
Research Design and data for Evaluation: University between the High School and the Labour Market
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Keywords: Education , Educational tests and measurements , Statistics , Social sciences Methodology
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Title:Statistical Modeling of the National Assessment of Educational Progress [electronic resource]
Author(s): Irit Aitkin
Murray Aitkin
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The purpose of this book is to evaluate a new approach to the analysis and reporting of the large-scale surveys for the National Assessment of Educational Progress carried out for the National Center for Education Statistics. Theneed for a new approa ch was driven by the demands for secondary analysis of the survey data by researchers who needed analyses more detailed than those published by NCES, and the need to accelerate the processing and publication ofresults from the surveys. This new approach i s based on a full multilevel statistical and psychometric model for students responses to the test items, taking into account the design of the survey, the backgrounds of the students,and the classes, schools and communities in which the students were loc ated. The authors detail a fully integrated single model that incorporates both the survey design and the psychometric model by extending the traditional form ofthe psychometric model to accommodate the design structure while allowing for student, teacher , and school covariates
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Contents:Theories of Data Analysis and Statistical Inference
The Current Design and Analysis
Psychometric and Survey Models
Technical Reports Data Analyses and Simulation Studies
1986 NAEP Math Survey
Analysis of All 1986Math Iems
2005 NAEP Math Survey Texas
2005 NAEP Math Survey California
Conclusions
1986 Survey Results, 30 Item Subscale
1986 Survey Results, Full 79 Items
Model Parameter Estimates and SEs, 2005 Texas Survey
Model Parameter Estimates and SEs, 2005 California survey
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Title:Looking Back [electronic resource] : Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Paul W. Holland
Author(s): Neil J Dorans
Sandip Sinharay
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:In 2006, Paul W. Holland retired from Educational Testing Service (ETS) after a career spanning five decades. In 2008, ETS sponsored a conference, Looking Back, honoring his contributions to applied and theoretical psychometricsand statistics. Lookin g Back attracted a large audience that came to pay homage to Paul Holland and to hear presentations by colleagues who worked with him in special ways over those 40+ years. This book contains papers based on thesepresentations, as well as vignettes provide d by Paul Holland before each section. The papers in this book attest to how Paul Holland's pioneering ideas influenced and continue to influence several fields such as social networks, causalinference, item response theory, equating, and DIF. He applied statistical thinking to a broad range of ETS activities in test development, statistical analysis, test security, and operations. The original papers contained in thisbook provide historical context for Paul Hollands work alongside commentary on some of h is major contributions by noteworthy statisticians working today
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Contents:The Contributions of Paul Holland
Algebraic Statistics for p1 Random Graph Models
Mr. Holland's Networks: A Brief Review of the Importance of Statistical Studies of Local Subgraphs or One Small Tune in a Large Opus
Some of My Favorite Things About Working at ETS
Bayesian Analysis of a Two
Group Randomized Encouragement Design
The Role of Nonparametric Analysis in Assessment Modeling: Then and Now
What Aspects of the Design of an Observational Study Affect Its Sensitivity to Bias From Covariates That Were Not Observed?
The Origins of Procedures for Using Differential Item F
ISBN:9781441993892
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Keywords: Statistics , Mathematics , Educational tests and measurements , Social sciences Methodology , Psychometrics
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Title:Statistical Models for Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking [electronic resource]
Author(s): Alina A Davier
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The goal of this book is to emphasize the formal statistical features of the practice of equating, linking, and scaling. The book encourages the view and discusses the quality of the equating results from the statisticalperspective (new models, robus tness, fit, testing hypotheses, statistical monitoring) as opposed to placing the focus on the policy and the implications, which although very important, represent a different side of the equatingpractice. The book contributes to establishing equating as a theoretical field, a view that has not been offered often before. The tradition in the practice of equating has been to present the knowledge and skills needed as acraft, which implies that only with years of experience under the guidance of a knowledg eable practitioner could one acquire the required skills. This book challenges this view by indicating how a good equating framework, a soundunderstanding of the assumptions that underlie the psychometric models, and the use of statistical tests and stati stical process control tools can help the practitioner navigate the difficult decisions in choosing the final equatingfunction. This book provides a valuable reference for several groups: (a) statisticians and psychometricians interested in the theory beh ind equating methods, in the use of model-based statistical methods for data smoothing, and in theevaluation of the equating results in applied work (b) practitioners who need to equate tests, including those with these responsibilities in testing compani es, state testing agencies, and school districts and (c) instructors inpsychometric, measurement, and psychology programs. Dr. Alina A. von Davier is a Strategic Advisor and a Director of Special Projects in Research and Development at Educational Testing Service (ETS). During her tenure at ETS, she hasled an ETS Research Initiative called Equating and Applied Psychometrics and has directed the Global Psychometric Services Center. The cent
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Contents:Overview
A Statistical Perspective on Equating Test Scores (Alina A. von Davier)
Part I: Research Questions and Data Collection Designs
Equating Test Scores: Toward Best Practices Neil J. Dorans, Tim P. Moses, and Daniel R. Eignor)
Scoring and Scaling Educational Tests Michael J. Kolen, Ye Tong, and Robert L. Brennan)
Statistical Models for Vertical Linking James E. Carlson)
An Empirical Example of Change Analysis by Linking Longitudinal Item Response Data From Multiple Tests (John J. McArdle and Kevin J. Grimm)
How to Average Equating Functions, If You Must (Paul W. Holla
ISBN:9780387981383
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Title:Bayesian Item Response Modeling [electronic resource] : Theory and Applications
Author(s): Jean-Paul Fox
Date:2010
Edition:First
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This book presents a thorough treatment and unified coverage of Bayesian item response modeling with applications in a variety of disciplines, including education, medicine, psychology, and sociology. Breakthroughs in computingtechnology have made th e Bayesian approach particularly useful for many response modeling problems. Free from computational constraints, realistic and state-of-the-art latent variable response models are considered for complexassessment and survey data to solve real-world probl ems. The Bayesian framework described provides a unified approach for modeling and inference, dealing with (nondata) prior information and information across multiple data sources.The book discusses methods for analyzing item response data and the complex relationships commonly associated with human response behavior and features Self-contained introduction to Bayesian item response modeling and a coverageof extending standard models to handle complex assessment data A thorough overview of Bayesian esti mation and testing methods for item response models, where MCMC methods are emphasized Numerous examples that cover a wide rangeof application areas, including education, medicine, psychology, and sociology Datasets and software (S+, R, and WinBUGS code ) of the models and methods presented in the book are available on www.jean-paulfox.com Bayesian ItemResponse Modeling is an excellent book for research professionals, including applied statisticians, psychometricians, and social scientists who analyze it em response data from a Bayesian perspective. It is a guide to the growing areaof Bayesian response modeling for researchers and graduate students, and will also serve them as a good reference. Jean-Paul Fox is Associate Professor of Measurement and Data Analysis, University of Twente, The Netherlands. His mainresearch activities are in several areas of Bayesian response modeling. Dr. Fox has published numerous articles in the areas of Bayes
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Contents:Introduction to Bayesian response modeling
Bayesian hierarchical response modeling
Basic elements of Bayesian statistics
Estimation of Bayesian item response models
Assessment of Bayesian item response models
Multilevel item response theory models
Random item effects models
Response time item response models
Randomized item response models
ISBN:9781441907424
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Keywords: Statistics , Epidemiology , Educational tests and measurements , Marketing , Social sciences Methodology , Psychometrics
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Title:Elements of Adaptive Testing [electronic resource]
Author(s): Wim J van der Linden
Cees A.W Glas
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The arrival of the computer in educational and psychological testing has led to the current popularity of adaptive testing---a testing format in which the computer uses statistical information about the test items toautomatically adapt their selectio n to a real-time update of the test takers ability estimate. This book covers such key features of adaptive testing as item selection and ability estimation, adaptive testing with multidimensionalabilities, sequencing adaptive test batteries, multistage a daptive testing, item-pool design and maintenance, estimation of item and item-family parameters, item and person fit, as well as adaptive mastery and classification testing.It also shows how these features are used in the daily operations of several larg e-scale adaptive testing programs. Wim J. van der Linden is Chief Research Scientist at CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA. His specialization is psychometrictheory and methods, and he has been an active researcher of adaptive testing throughout his career. Fo r Springer, he wrote Linear Models for Optimal Test Design (2005) and co-edited Handbook of Modern Item ResponseTheory (1997). He isa past president of the Psychometric Society and recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the National Council for Mea surement in Education (NCME) and the Association of Test Publishers (ATP). Cees A. W. Glas is Professor ofSocial Science Research Methodology, University of Twente, the Netherlands. His specialization is psychometric theory and methods, with an emphasis o n item response theory, adaptive testing, model fit analysis, and missing data.Professor Glas is a co-author of Educational Evaluation, Assessment, and Monitoring (Swets & Zetlinger, 2003). Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Psychometrika and serves as a technical consultant to the OECD programsfor international student assessment (PISA) and the assessment of adult competencies (PIAAC)
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Contents:Item selection and ability estimation in adaptive testing
Constrained adaptive testing with shadow tests
Principles of multidimensional adaptive testing
Multidimensional adaptive testing with Kullback
Liebler information item selection
Sequencing an adaptive test battery
Adaptive tests for measuring anxiety and depression
MATHCAT: A flexible testing system in mathematics education for adults
Implementing the Graduate Management admission test computerized adaptive test
Designing and implementing a multistage adaptive test: The uniform CPA exam
A Japanese adaptive tes
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Title:The Pleasures of Statistics [electronic resource] The Autobiography of Frederick Mosteller
Author(s): Frederick Mosteller
Stephen E Fienberg
David C Hoaglin
Judith M Tanur
Date:2010
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Note:From his unique perspective, renowned statistician and educator Frederick Mosteller describes many of the projects and events in his long career. From humble beginnings in western Pennsylvania to becoming the founding chairman ofHarvard Universitys D epartment of Statistics and beyond, he inspired many statisticians, scientists, and students with his unabashed pragmatism, creative thinking, and zest for both learning and teaching. This candid account offersfresh insights into the qualities that made M osteller a superb teacher, a prolific scholar, a respected leader, and a valued advisor. A special feature of the book is its chapter-length insider accounts of work on the pre-electionpolls of 1948, statistical aspects of the Kinsey report on sexual beha vior in the human male, mathematical learning theory, authorship of the disputed Federalist papers, safety of anesthetics, and a wide-ranging examination of theColeman report on equality of educational opportunity. This volume is a companion to Selected P apers of Frederick Mosteller (Springer, 2006) and A Statistical Model: Frederick Mostellers Contributions to Statistics, Science, andPublic Policy (Springer-Verlag, 1990). Frederick Mosteller (19162006) was Roger I. Lee Professor of Mathematical Statistic s at Harvard University. His manuscript was unfinished at his death and has been updated
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Contents:Examples of Quantitative Studies
Why Did Dewey Beat Truman in the Pre
election Polls of 1948?
Sexual Behavior in the United States: The Kinsey Report
Learning Theory: Founding Mathematical Psychology
Who Wrote the Disputed Federalist Papers, Hamilton or Madison?
The Safety of Anesthetics: The National Halothane Study
Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Coleman Report
Early Life and Education
Childhood
Secondary School
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Graduate Schools: Carnegie and Princeton
Magic
Beginning Research
Completing the Doctorate
Comi
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Keywords: Statistics , Statistical methods , Numerical analysis , Distribution (Probability theory) , Educational tests and measurements , Mathematical statistics
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Title:Statistical Methods for the Evaluation of Educational Services and Quality of Products [electronic resource]
Author(s): Paola Monari
Matilde Bini
Domenico Piccolo
Luigi Salmaso
Date:2009
Publisher:Heidelberg : Physica-Verlag HD : Imprint: Physica
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Keywords: Statistics , Educational tests and measurements
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Title:Linking and Aligning Scores and Scales [electronic resource]
Author(s): Neil J Dorans
Mary Pommerich
Paul W Holland
Date:2007
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The comparability of measurements made in differing circumstances by different methods and investigators is a fundamental pre-condition for all of science. Successful applications of technology require comparable measurements.While the applications h erefocus on educational tests, score linking issues are directly applicable to medicine and many branches of behavioral science. Since the 1980s, the fields of educational and psychological measurement haveenhanced and widely applied techniques for produc ing linked scores that are comparable. The interpretation attached to a linkage depends on how the conditions of the linkage differ from the ideal. In this book, experts in statisticsand psychometrics describe classes of linkages, the history of score lin kings, data collection designs, and methods used to achieve sound score linkages. They describe and critically discuss applications to a variety of domainsincluding equating of achievement exams, linkages between computer-delivered exams and paper-and-pen cil exams, concordances between the current version of the SAT and its predecessor, concordances between the ACT and the SAT,vertical linkages of exams that span grade levels, and linkages of scales from high-stakes state assessments to the scales of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Dr. Neil J. Dorans is a Distinguished PresidentialAppointee at Educational Testing Service. During his 27 years at ETS, he has had primary responsibility for the statistical work associated with the AP, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT exams. He was the architect for the recentered SATscales. He has guest edited special issues on score linking for Applied Measurement in Education, Applied Psychological Measurement, and the Journal of Educational Measurement. Dr. Mary Pommerich is a psychometrician in the PersonnelTesting Division of the Defense Manpower Data Center, where she works with the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) testing prog
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Contents:Overview
A framework and history for score linking
Data collection designs and linking procedures, Michael J. Kolen
Equating: best practices and challenges to best practices, Nancy S. Petersen
Practical problems in equating test scores: a practioner's perspective, Linda L. Cook
Potential solutions to practical equating issues, Alina A. von Davier
Score linking issues related to test content changes, Jinghua Liu and Michael E. Walker
Linking scores derived under different modes of test administration, Daniel R. Eignor
Tests in transition: discussion and synthesis, Robert
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Keywords: Statistics , Educational tests and measurements , Psychological tests and testing , Psychometrics
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Title:Selected Papers of Frederick Mosteller [electronic resource]
Author(s): Stephen E Fienberg
David C Hoaglin
Date:2006
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Note:Frederick Mosteller has inspired numerous statisticians and other scientists by his creative approach to statistics and its applications. This volume brings together 40 of his most original and influential papers, capturing thevariety and depth of hi s writings. The editors hope to share these with a new generation of researchers, so that they can build upon his insights and efforts. This volume of selected papers is a companion to the earlier volume AStatistical Model: Frederick Mosteller's Contribut ions to Statistics, Science, and Public Policy, edited by Stephen E. Fienberg, David C. Hoaglin, William H. Kruskal, and Judith M. Tanur (Springer-Verlag, 1990), and to Mosteller'sforthcoming autobiography, which will also be published by Springer-Verlag. It includes a biography and a comprehensive bibliography of Mosteller's books, papers, and other writings. Stephen E. Fienberg is Maurice Falk UniversityProfessor of Statistics and Social Science, in the Departments of Statistics and Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. David C. Hoaglin is Principal Scientist at Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA
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Contents:Frederick MostellerA Brief Biography
Unbiased Estimates for Certain Binomial Sampling Problems with Applications
On Some Useful Inefficient Statistics
A k
Sample Slippage Test for an Extreme Population
The Uses and Usefulness of Binomial Probability Paper
The Education of a Scientific Generalist
Remarks on the Method of Paired Comparisons: I. The Least Squares Solution Assuming Equal Standard Deviations and Equal Correlations
Remarks on the Method of Paired Comparisons: II. The Effect of an Aberrant Standard Deviation When Equal Standard Deviations and Equal Corre
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Keywords: Statistics , Educational tests and measurements , Mathematical statistics , Econometrics , Psychometrics
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Title:Linear Models for Optimal Test Design [electronic resource]
Author(s): Wim J Linden
Date:2005
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Note:This book begins with a reflection on the history of test design--the core activity of all educational and psychological testing. It then presents a standard language for modeling test design problems as instances ofmulti-objective constrained optimi zation. The main portion of the book discusses test design models for a large variety of problems from the daily practice of testing, and illustrates their use with the help of numerous empiricalexamples. The presentation includes models for the assembly of tests to an absolute or relative target for their information functions, classical test assembly, test equating problems, item matching, test splitting, simultaneousassembly of multiple tests, tests with item sets, multidimensional tests, and adaptive test assembly. Two separate chapters are devoted to the questions of how to design item banks for optimal support of programs with fixed andadaptive tests. Linear Models for Optimal Test Design, which does not require any specific mathematical background, has been written to be a helpful resource on the desk of any test specialist. Wim J. van der Linden is Professor ofMeasurement and Data Analysis, University of Twente, The Netherlands. His specialization is psychometric theory and methods, and he has bee n an active researcher of item response theory throughout his career. His current research is ontest design, adaptive testing, test equating, and response-time modeling. Professor van der Linden is a past president of the Psychometric Society and a recipi ent of the NCME lifetime achievement award for his work on educationalmeasurement
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Contents:A Brief History of Test Theory and Design
Formulating Test Specifications
Modeling Test Assembly Problems
Solving Test Assembly Problems
Models for Assembling Single Tests
Models for Assembling Multiple Tests
Models for Assembling Tests with Items Sets
Models for Assembling Tests Measuring Multiple Abilities
Models for Adaptive Test Assembly
Designing Item Pools for Programs with Fixed Tests
Designing Item Pools for Programs with Adaptive Tests
Epilogue
ISBN:9780387290546
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Keywords: Statistics , Educational tests and measurements , Psychometrics
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Title:Supercollider 2
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Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (840 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-3728-1
Contents:1. Worldwide Experience and Challenges -- Past and Future of the U.S./Japan Cooperation in High Energy Physics -- Accelerator Projects in the USA -- 2. Accelerators -- Studies of Cold Protection Diodes -- Numerical Studies of the SSC
Injection Process: Long Term Tracking -- Application of the SSCTRK Numerical Simulation Program to the Evaluation of the SSC Magnet Aperture -- Collider Ring Particle Loss Tracking with SSCTRK -- Low Energy Booster Resonant Power
Supply System -- The SSC Collider Ring Correction Magnet System -- Early Instrumentation Projects at the SSC -- 3. Computers/Controls -- Versatile Computer Program for Solenoid Design and Analysis -- Trends in Data Acquisition
Instrumentation -- The Magnet Components Database System -- Computing Requirements for the SSC Magnet Test Laboratory -- Real-Time Data Acquisition and Computation for the SSC Using Optical and Electronic Technologies -- 4.
Conventional Construction -- Scheduling the SSC Construction -- Super Collider Egress Spacing and Life Safety -- 5. Cryogenics -- A Refrigeration Plant Concept for the SSC -- Transverse Cooling SSC Magnets -- The Cryogenic System for
the SSC Magnet Test Laboratory -- A Dynamic Model for Helium Core Heat Exchangers -- Simulation of the SSC Refrigeration System Using the ASPEN/SP Process Simulator -- 6. Detectors I -- Cad Tools for Detector Design -- A Projective
Geometry Lead Fiber Scintillator Detector -- A High Resolution Barium Fluoride Calorimeter -- Fast Liquid Scintillators Based on Organic Dye-Polymer Conjugates -- A Detector for Bottom Physics at the SSC -- Superconducting Air Core
Toroids for Precision Muon Measurements at the SSC -- R and D Programme In Switzerland for Future Detectors -- 7. Materials and Magnets I -- NBTI Superconductors with Artificial Pinning Structures -- Recent Development of SSC Cable in
Furukawa -- A New Device for Production Measurements of Field Integral and Field Direction of SC Dipole Magnets -- An “In House” Cabling Facility -- Conceptual Design for the SSC High Energy Booster -- Self-Propelled In-Tube Shuttle
and Control System for Automated Measurements of Magnetic Field Alignment -- Correction of Magnetization Sextupole in One-Meter Long Dipole Magnets Using Passive Superconductor -- Electrical Insulation Requirements and Test Procedures
for SSC Dipole Magnets -- Multiple Coil Pulsed Magnetic Resonance Method for Measuring Cold SSC Dipole Magnet Field Quality -- 8. Systems and Controls -- Overview of Fermi Natonal Accelerator Lab Control System -- A Suggestion for
Extension of Magnet Cryogenics into Acquisition and Computation Electronics and Photonics -- 9. Poster Sessions -- The SSC Superconducting Air Core Toroid Design Development -- Zeus Magnet Tests -- Manufacture of 10 T Twin Aperture
Superconducting Dipole Model for LHC Project -- Analysis of Collar, Yoke and Skin Interaction for the Mechanical Support of Superconducting Coils -- SSC Dipole Magnet Measurement and Alignment Using Laser Technology -- SSC 40mm Short
Model Construction Experience -- Process Control Oriented Quench Analysis of A SSC Magnet -- Bulk Modulus Capacitor Load Cells -- Radiation Effects on Integrated Circuits Used in High Energy Research -- Sensor Array for
Characterization of Magnetic Fields in Cold Bore Dipole SSC Magnets -- The LSU Electron Storage Ring, The First Commercially-Built Storage Ring -- 10. Program Schedules and Challenges -- Project Organizations and Schedules -- 11.
Materials and Conductors II -- Superconducting Cable for HERA -- Design of Multifilamentary Strand for Superconducting Super Collider Applications—Reduction of Magnetizations Due to Proximity Effect and Persistent Current --
Development of NbTi Superconducting Cable for the SSC by Sumitomo Electric Industries -- A Status Report on the Development of Inner and Outer Conductors for the SSC Dipole and Quadrupole Magnets -- Evaluation of SSC Cable Produced for
the Model Dipole Program during 1989 and through February, 1990 -- Current Developments of the Cu/Nb-Ti Superconducting Cables for SSC in Hitachi Cable, LTD. -- Development and Large Scale Production of NbTi and Nb3Sn Conductors for
Beam Line and Detector Magnets -- Tests of DC Cable-in-Conduit Superconductors for Large Detector Magnets -- 12. Detectors II -- Monolithic JFET Preamplifier for Ionization Chamber Calorimeters -- Rad-Hard Electronics Development
Program for SSC Liquid-Argon Calorimeters -- Performance Measurements of Hybrid Pin Diode Arrays -- A Straw-Tube Tracking System for the SSC -- A Straw Tube Design Suitable for Mass Production -- 13. Education -- Building Blocks of the
Universe -- Educational Opportunities from the SSC -- 14. Magnets II -- An Automated Coil Winding Machine for the SSC Dipole Magnets -- Experimental Evaluation of Vertically Versus Horizontally Split Yokes for SSC Dipole Magnets --
Summary of Construction Details and Test Performance of Recent Series of 1.8 Meter SSC Dipoles at BNL -- Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Superconducting Coils -- Development of High Manganese Non-Magnetic Steel for SSC
Dipole Superconducting Magnet Collar -- 15. Technology Transfer -- Industrial Participation in Tristan Project at KEK, Japan -- Possible SSC Dipole Design/Manufacturing Improvements Based on HERA Experience -- Technology Transfer -
Past, Present and Future -- Attendees -- Author Index
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Keywords: Physics , Atoms , Materials science , Physics , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics , Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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Title:Official GRE verbal reasoning practice questions
Author(s): Educational Testing Service
Date:2014
Publisher:New York: McGraw Hill Education
Size:241 p
Contents:Overview of the GRE revised verbal reasoning measure -- Test content -- Question type 1: reading comprehension -- Question type 2.: text completion -- Question type 3: sentence equivalence -- Mixed practice sets -- Overview of the GRE analytical writing measure.
ISBN:9780071834292
Keywords: Educational tests and measurements , Graduate Record Examination , Reading comprehension , Universities and colleges
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Title:Official GRE quantitative reasoning practice questions
Author(s): Educational Testing Service
Date:2014
Publisher:New York : McGraw Hill Education
Size:340 p
Contents:Overview of the GRE quantitative reasoning measure -- Text content -- Arithmetic -- Algebra -- Geometry -- Data analysis -- Mixed practice sets -- Appendix A. GRE math review -- Appendix B. Mathematical conventions for the quantitative reasoning mea sure of the GRE revised general test.
ISBN:9780071834322
Keywords: Educational tests and measurements , Graduate Record Examination , Mathematics , Word problems (Mathematics) , Universities and colleges examinations
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