I have an interesting data set and am trying to figure out the best way to analyze the data. What I have are ~100 bilingual adults who have completed a naming test in both english and spanish. The stimuli consist of 162 nouns and 100 verbs. I intend to analyze noun and verb results separately since they have distinct linguistic differences. However, I originally thought that perhaps I could run a Facets Analysis using english and spanish as the two facets. My thinking is this would give me some measure of proficiency (i.e. ability) for naming in each language. Am I taking Facets in a direction it was not intended? Thank you for any input you may have. neilad
Posted: June 7th, 2011, 5:08am
Neilad: a "language" facet of two elements (1=English, 2=Spanish) would support differential item functioning of stimulus-by-language, and differential person functioning of blilingual-adult-by language. Is this what you want?