Kodo Keiryogaku (The Japanese Journal of Behaviormetrics)
Online ISSN : 1880-4705
Print ISSN : 0385-5481
ISSN-L : 0385-5481
Volume 21 , Issue 2
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• [in Japanese], [in Japanese], Toji MAKINO, Toshiharu KONNO
1994 Volume 21 Issue 2 Pages 1-9
Published: September 30, 1994
Released: June 28, 2010
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Suppose we have a preference polygon expressed by an inspector who has used the method of paired comparisons. The number of circular triads that the polygon contains is often used for data analysis. However, we found it useful to consider not only circular triads but also circular tetrads to data analysis. In this paper, we investigate the method of counting the number of circular tetrads.Subsequently, we obtain the probability distribution of the number of tetrads in the preference polygon when the inspector makes the judgment at random.
• [in Japanese], Atsushi INAGAKI
1994 Volume 21 Issue 2 Pages 10-20
Published: September 30, 1994
Released: June 28, 2010
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This paper proposes ENTROMIN and ENTROMAX criteria based on entropy for orthogonal factor rotation and their computational algorithms. One of the main advantages of themethods is that they can be used for assessing and comparing the parsimony of factor structuresby the measure of relative entropy. Illustrative analyses are presented to examine the availability of the proposed methods. Results of applications of the methods are compared with resultsobtained using principal factor solution followed by VARIMAX rotation.
• [in Japanese], [in Japanese], Yoko HIRAI, Hiroshi WATANABE
1994 Volume 21 Issue 2 Pages 21-31
Published: September 30, 1994
Released: June 28, 2010
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the reliability of an essay test when the scores are reduced into several rating categories. The165essays by high school students were evaluated holistically and given the marks between0to100points. The marks were then classified into the2to5rating categories according to the two criteria: the percentiles and the standard deviation of each rater's original mark distribution. The reliability coefficients were calculated based on the values of information functions which were obtained through applying the graded response models. It was found that the reliability of the5-category scores(standard deviation criterion)was almost as high as the original100-point marks, which indicates validity of the categorical rating. The characteristics of some of the raters were also described using their information functions.