Vector Psychometric Group, LLC would like to congratulate Dr. Michael Edwards, a VPG Managing Partner, for earning the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching from The Ohio State University!
Drs. Wirth and Houts will be teaching an IRT software pre-conference workshop at the 2016 International Meeting of The Psychometric Society. The class is a full-day training workshop offering an introduction and overview of flexMIRT® features and capabilities as well as hands-on experience. Additional information and comprehensive course descriptions may be found on the conference website.
Drs. Cai and Houts will be teaching an IRT software pre-conference workshop at the 2016 annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. The class is a full-day training workshop offering an introduction and overview of the flexMIRT® features and capabilities as well as hands-on experience. Additional information and comprehensive course descriptions may be found on the conference websites. Conference Program Here
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Due to new security protocols, flexMIRT version 1 will no longer be supported after January 1, 2016. If you are using the software it will continue to work until your license expires but you may see a “server not found” error when starting the software. You can always upgrade to version 3, free of charge, with an active flexMIRT license.
Dr. R. J. Wirth will be presenting on the use of longitudinal item response theory models for scale development in small samples. The presentation, entitled “PRO development with small samples: An innovative use of repeated measures IRT”, will be presented on October 22nd during session 107 (starting at 4:05 PM Pacific) at the ISOQOL 22nd Annual Conference in Vancouver.
Dr. R. J. Wirth will be part of a workshop at this year’s ISOQOL meeting in Vancouver entitled “Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) in Rare Disease (RD) – New Perspective on Traditional Methods”. For more information visit: http://www.isoqol.org/2015conference/workshops
Dr. R. J. Wirth, VPG Managing Partner, has joined the North Carolina Technology Association as a member of the Board of Advisors. The NCTA Board of Advisors serve as a sounding board to help grow NCTA’s membership and profile as the primary voice for North Carolina’s tech sector.
Vector Psychometric Group, LLC is excited to welcome Dr. James McGinley to the VPG team. After earning his PhD in Quantitative Psychology with a minor in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. McGinley founded McGinley Statistical Consulting where he successfully aided pharmaceutical and academic clients in developing, conducting, and disseminating original programs of research. This work has resulted in numerous conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Dr. McGinley’s research focuses on novel mixed-effects models for ordinal … Read More
Web of Science reports that as of Nov/Dec 2014, the Wirth and Edwards (2007) paper entitled “Item factor analysis: Current approaches and future directions” is a “highly cited paper” and is “in the top 1% of the academic field of Psychiatry/Psychology” for the publication year 2007. Download a copy here