profile_plot( dataSrc, item_property, covariate, predicate = NULL, model = c("IM", "RM"), x = NULL, col = NULL, col.diagonal = "lightgray", ... )
a connection to a dexter database or a data.frame with columns: person_id, item_id, item_score and the item_property and the covariate of interest.
The name of the item property defining the domains. The item property should have exactly two distinct values in your data
name of the person property used to create the groups. There will be one line for each distinct value.
An optional expression to filter data, if NULL all data is used
"IM" (default) or "RM" where "IM" is the interaction model and "RM" the Rasch model. The interaction model is the default as it fits the data better or at least as good as the Rasch model.
Which value of the item_property to draw on the x axis, if NULL, one is chosen automatically
vector of colors to use for plotting
color of the diagonal lines representing the testscores
further arguments to plot
Profile plots can be used to investigate whether two (or more) groups of respondents attain the same test score in the same way. The user must provide a (meaningful) classification of the items in two non-overlapping subsets such that the test score is the sum of the scores on the subsets. The plot shows the probabilities to obtain any combinations of subset scores with thin gray lines indicating the combinations that give the same test score. The thick lines connect the most likely combination for each test score in each group. When applied to educational test data, the plots can be used to detect differences in the relative difficulty of (sets of) items for respondents that belong to different groups and are matched on the test score. This provides a content-driven way to investigate differential item functioning.
db = start_new_project(verbAggrRules, ":memory:", person_properties=list(gender="unknown")) add_booklet(db, verbAggrData, "agg") #> no column `person_id` provided, automatically generating unique person id's #> $items #>  "S1DoCurse" "S1DoScold" "S1DoShout" "S1WantCurse" "S1WantScold" #>  "S1WantShout" "S2DoCurse" "S2DoScold" "S2DoShout" "S2WantCurse" #>  "S2WantScold" "S2WantShout" "S3DoCurse" "S3DoScold" "S3DoShout" #>  "S3WantCurse" "S3WantScold" "S3WantShout" "S4DoCurse" "S4DoScold" #>  "S4DoShout" "S4WantCurse" "S4WantScold" "S4WantShout" #> #> $person_properties #>  "gender" #> #> $columns_ignored #>  "anger" #> add_item_properties(db, verbAggrProperties) #> 4 item properties for 24 items added or updated profile_plot(db, item_property='mode', covariate='gender') close_project(db)