The current dataset was published by Golino and
Gomes (2015). It presents data from 1,803 Brazilians (52.5% female) with age
varying from 5 to 85 years (M = 15.75; SD = 12.21) that answered to the
Inductive Reasoning Developmental Test – IRDT (3rd version; Golino & Gomes,
2015), a pencil-and-paper instrument with 56 items designed to assess
developmentally sequenced and hierarchically organized inductive reasoning.. The
sequence of IRDT items was constructed to measure seven developmental stages based
on the Model of Hierarchical Complexity (Commons & Richards, 1984; Commons
& Pekker, 2008) and on Fischer’s Dynamic Skill Theory (Fischer, 1980;
Fischer & Yan, 2002), two neo-Piagetian theories of development. Golino and
Gomes (2015) showed that two structures can be used to describe the IRDT items.
The first one is a seven correlated factors model [χ2
764,28; p = 0,00; CFI = 1,00; RMSEA = 0,00; NFI = 0,99; NNFI = 1,00], in which each
factor represents one stage and explains a group of eight items. The other is a
bifactor (Schimid-Leiman) model with seven specific first order factors, each
one representing one stage and explaining a group of eight items, plus a
general first order factor directly explaining the IRDT’s 56 items [χ2
(1428) = 2768,36; p = 0,00; CFI = 0,98; RMSEA = 0,04; NFI = 0,95; NNFI = 0,98].
The authors showed that both models are not significantly different, via the
Satorra and Bentler’s (2001) scaled chi-square test [Δχ² = -99.87; ΔDF = 35; p = 1].
Golino, H. F., & Gomes, C. M. (2015). Investigando estágios de desenvolvimento do raciocínio indutivo
usando a análise fatorial confimatória, o Modelo Logístico Simples de Rasch e o
modelo de teste logístico linear (Rasch Estendido).
In H. F. Golino, C. M. Gomes, A. Amantes, & G. Coelho, Psicometria Contemporânea:
Compreendendo os Modelos Rasch (pp. 283-331). São Paulo: Casa do Psicólogo/Pearson.