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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2013, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (12): 2256-2264.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.02256

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Discussing the Development Tendency of Cognitive Diagnosis from the Perspective of New Models

GUO Lei;YUAN Chunyong;BIAN Yufang   

  1. (1 National Key Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China) (2 Psychology Department, Shanghai Branch of Nanjing Politics College, Shanghai 200433, China)
  • Received:2013-04-12 Online:2013-12-15 Published:2013-12-15
  • Contact: BIAN Yufang


Cognitive Diagnostic Theory (CDT) has a history of more than fifty years. CDT is the wedding of cognitive psychology and psychometrics. One of the cores of CDT is the development of Cognitive Diagnostic Models (CDMs). This paper firstly indicates at least four aspects of shortages including fitting the individual cognitive processes, data processing, operable data types, and analysis of the whole test using a unique CDM. Then, to make up for aforementioned deficiencies, the detailed introduction on the new CDMs and their theoretical thoughts are proposed. These new CDMs are multiple-choice CDM, multiple- strategy CDM, continuous response CDM, and log-linear CDM. Finally, based on the new models, the development tendency of current cognitive diagnosis is summarized and some inspirations are offered to cognitive diagnostic researcheres and practitioners.

Key words: cognitive diagnosis, multiple-choice cognitive diagnostic model, multiple strategies cognitive diagnostic model, continuous cognitive diagnostic model, Log-Linear cognitive diagnosis model