We investigated the statistical properties of the K-index (Holland, 1996) that can be used to detect copying behavior on a test. A simulation study was conducted to investigate the applicability of the K-index for small, medium, and large datasets. Furthermore, the Type I error rate and the detection rate of this index were compared with the copying index, o (Wollack, 1997). Several approximations were used to calculate the K-index. Results showed that all approximations were able to hold the Type I error rates below the nominal level. Results further showed that using o resulted in higher detection rates than the K-indices for small and medium sample sizes (100 and 500 simulees).
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of educational measurement|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
Sotaridona, L., & Meijer, R. R. (2002). Statistical properties of the K-index for detecting answer copying. Journal of educational measurement, 39(2), 115-132. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3984.2002.tb01138.x