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kansei engineering

an engineering and design practice that elicits and analyzes users’ subjective feelings about aspects of a product or range of products and incorporates these findings into subsequent designs. Also called affective engineering; emotional engineering; sensory engineering. [Japanese: “psychological feeling”]

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two-parameter model

two-parameter model

in item response theory, a model that specifies two parameters affecting an individual’s response to a particular test item: (a) the difficulty level of the item and (b) the item discriminability. See also Rasch model; three-parameter model.