The ICAR package has been developed to include functions for the generation of cognitive ability item types. The ICAR package is intended to facilitate the distribution of cognitive ability measures which have been described in several locations as the International Cognitive Ability Resource.
ICAR is open-source software! As such, in addition to the Personality, Motivation, & Cognition Lab at Northwestern University, it attracts bright, motivated collaborators from across the globe.
Second, obtaining quality assessments shouldn't be an expensive endeavor. Unlike other measures of cognitive ability, ICAR is entirely free - just respect the open-source license below.
Last, your feedback and ideas help shape ICAR. If you have critiques about existing functions, or ideas for new items and algorithms, you can engage us in a dialog using the issues tracker.
To install the development version of
icar, it's easiest to use the Hadley Wickam's
devtools package. To install or update, run:
# install.packages('devtools') library(devtools) install_github(repo = 'icar', username = 'frenchja') library(icar)
French, J. A., Condon, D. M., & Revelle, W. (2013). icar: International Cognitive Ability Resource. R package version 0.1. http://github.com/frenchja/icar/
Condon, D. M. & Revelle, W. (in manuscript). The International Cognitive Ability Resource: Development and initial validation of a public-domain measure.
Condon, D. M., French, J. A., Brown, A., & Revelle, W. (June, 2013). Development and Validation of the International Cognitive Ability Resource. Association for Research in Personality Conference. Charlotte, N
ICAR Package for Cognitive Ability Item Types Copyright (C) 2013 Jason A. French
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