Item Analysis of C, D and E Series from Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices with Item Response Theory Two-Parameter Logistic Model
The present report is focused on the Item Response Theory research methodology and descriptive potential. Its purpose is to present the item analysis of C, D and E Series from Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices which were given to 506 Bulgarian high school students. The basic concepts and underlying assumptions of IRT are briefly reviewed. The latent variable is defined after a short check of some intelligence theories and a detailed examination of the used items. After the verification of IRT assumptions, the Two-parameter logistic model is selected for the analysis. The estimated item parameters are interpreted in accordance to suggested guidelines. Item Characteristic Curves and Item Information Functions are plotted and their features are also discussed.