This chapter offers examples of a brief discussion of the results. It is limited to a technical report or test development summary. These reports would be directed to the test development team or test users because they are focused on a particular test. They would not be designed to answer generalizable research questions that might interest journal readers or research conference attendees. The Discussion section for an item response theory (IRT) analysis should include recommendations about which items should be deleted/modified, and about appropriate uses of the instrument. The Discussion, like the Results, can be organized around the research questions. The context of the test administration, the examinee population, and the use of the scores are important considerations in the Discussion. The sample write-ups gave examples in two particular contexts.
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