volume 54, issue 2, P284-291 1994
DOI: 10.1177/0013164494054002003
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Abstract: The Mantel-Haenszel (MH) procedure has become one of the most popular procedures for detecting differential item functioning (DIF). One of the most troublesome criticisms of this procedure is that whereas detection rates for uniform DIF are very good, the procedure is not sensitive to nonuniform DIF. In this study, examinee responses were generated to simulate both uniform and nonuniform DIF. A standard MH procedure was used first. Then, examinees were split into two samples by breaking the full sample at app…

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