item_difficulty: Difficulty of Questionnaire Items

View source: R/item_difficulty.R

item_difficultyR Documentation

Difficulty of Questionnaire Items

Description

Compute various measures of internal consistencies for tests or item-scales of questionnaires.

Usage

item_difficulty(x)

Arguments

x

Depending on the function, x may be a matrix as returned by the cor()-function, or a data frame with items (e.g. from a test or questionnaire).

Details

This function calculates the item difficulty, which should range between 0.2 and 0.8. Lower values are a signal for more difficult items, while higher values close to one are a sign for easier items. The ideal value for item difficulty is p + (1 - p) / 2, where p = 1 / max(x). In most cases, the ideal item difficulty lies between 0.5 and 0.8.

Value

A data frame with three columns: The name(s) of the item(s), the item difficulties for each item, and the ideal item difficulty.

Examples

data(mtcars)
x <- mtcars[, c("cyl", "gear", "carb", "hp")]
item_difficulty(x)

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