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Title Measurement invariance in training evaluation: Old question, new context
Source Computers in Human Behaviour, 27, 5, pp. 2005-2010
Year 2011
Database ScienceDirect
Access date 22.08.2011

Technological advances that have been put to use by organizations have not escaped the training domain. With the shift towards computer-mediated surveys, training evaluations have been converted from traditional paper-and-pencil formats to Web-based environments. This begs the question as to whether or not these modalities are equivalent. Accordingly, this study examined the item functioning of parallel Web-based training evaluations and traditional paper-and-pencil evaluations of a training intervention. Item response theory (IRT) analyses revealed few differences between how an individual would respond to particular items (i.e., differential item functioning) regardless of the modality employed to complete a training evaluation. This provides evidence for the equivalence of paper-and-pencil and computer-mediated training evaluations.


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Year of publication2011
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