touch_rules: Add or modify scoring rules

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touch_rulesR Documentation

Add or modify scoring rules

Description

It is occasionally necessary to alter or add a scoring rule, e.g. in case of a key error. This function offers the possibility to do so and also allows you to add new items to your project

Usage

touch_rules(db, rules)

Arguments

db

a connection to a dexter project database

rules

A data frame with columns item_id, response, and item_score. The order is not important but spelling is. Any other columns will be ignored. See details

Details

The rules should contain all rules that you want to change or add. This means that in case of a key error in a single multiple choice question, you typically have to change two rules.

Value

If the scoring rules pass a sanity check, a small summary of changes is printed and nothing is returned. Otherwise this function returns a data frame listing the problems found, with 4 columns:

item_id

id of the problematic item

less_than_two_scores

if TRUE, the item has only one distinct score

duplicated_responses

if TRUE, the item contains two or more identical response categories

min_score_not_zero

if TRUE, the minimum score of the item was not 0

Examples

## Not run: \donttest{
# given that in your dexter project there is an mc item with id 'itm_01', 
# which currently has key 'A' but you want to change it to 'C'.

new_rules = data.frame(item_id='itm_01', response=c('A','C'), item_score=c(0,1))
touch_rules(db, new_rules)
}
## End(Not run)


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