For the Rasch Bookshelf

Outcome Measurement

Richard M. Smith (Ed.) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Reviews. Vol 11. No. 2. Philadelphia PA: Hanley & Belfus. 1997. ISBN 1-56053-234-3.

This compact, yet comprehensive volume contains 12 papers presented at the First International Outcome Measurement Conference, Chicago, 1996. It is a practical primer on applying Rasch techniques to self-reported and clinician-rated assessment instruments.

Contents:

Fundamental measurement for outcome evaluation, Benjamin D. Wright

Multifaceted measurement of daily life task performance: conceptualizing a test of instrumental ADL and validating the addition of personal ADL tasks, Anne G. Fisher

Application of Rasch analysis in the development of the Medical Rehabilitation Follow-Along measure (MRFA), John G. Baker & Carl V. Granger

Instantaneous measurement and diagnosis, John M. Linacre

Adjusting for rater severity in an unlinked Functional Independence Measure national database: an application of the many-facets Rasch model, Jin-Shei Lai, Craig A. Velozo, & John M. Linacre

The relationship between goals and functional status in the Patient Evaluation and Conference System, Richard M. Smith

Improving the prediction of rehabilitation outpatient health services using patient characteristics: results of a six-month prospective study, Norbert Goldfield, Richard F. Averill, Thelma Grant, Yvette Wang, Dennis Graziano, Herbert Fillmore, & William P. Fisher, Jr.

What scale-free measurement means to outcomes research, William P. Fisher, Jr.

Comma to community: continuity in measurement, A. Tennant & C. Young

Rasch analysis of a brief physical ability scale for long-term outcomes of stroke, Mary E. Segal, Allen W. Heinemann, R. Richard Schall, & Benjamin D. Wright

Equating health-related quality-of-life instruments in applied oncology settings, Chih-Hung Chang & David Cella

An exploration of interdisciplinary ratings of functional assessment items, Rita K. Bode & Allen W. Heinemann


Objective Measurement: Theory into Practice, Volume 4

Mark Wilson, George Engelhard, Jr., Karen Draney (Eds.). Greenwich CT: Ablex Publishing Corporation. 1997. ISBN 0-89391-814-8.

This volume emanates from IOMW8 (Berkeley CA, 1995) and reflects its broad range of topics and international participation. Many of the 18 papers are by expert authors new to the series. Themes include measurement based on rating scales, the measurement of change, and measurement models for sparse data.

Contents: Part I. Measurement Practice.

Effects of item characteristics in a large-scale direct writing assessment, Yi Du & Benjamin D. Wright

A study of the accuracy of test measurements in functionally administered vs. Grade-level administered tests, George Ingebo

Computerized adaptive testing using the partial credit model for attitude measurement, Sun-Geun Baek

Mapping Middle School students' perceptions of the relevance of science, Lily Roberts & Robin Henke

Using the partial credit model to verify a theoretical model of academic studying, Robert Warkentin, Linda Bol & Mark Wilson

Using Rasch measurement to evaluate ratings of standard-setting judges, George Engelhard, Jr. & Stephen Cramer

Part II. Multidimensional Approaches.

Rasch factor analysis, Benjamin D. Wright

Rasch models for multi-dimensionality between and within items, Wen-chung Wang, Mark Wilson & Raymond J. Adams

Item Response Theory in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study, Eugenio Gonzalez, Raymond J. Adams, Margaret Wu & Larry Ludlow

Structural Rasch models: some theory, applications and software, Gerhard H. Fischer

Applications of the program LpcM in the field of measuring change, Ivo Ponocny & Elizabeth Seliger

Structured ability models in tests designed from cognitive theory, Susan E. Embretson

Part III. Measurement Theory.

Testing the generalized partial credit model, C. A. W. Glas

A method for analyzing performance assessments, George A. Marcoulides & Zvi Drezner

Bias in weighted likelihood estimations when using the Rasch model, David Roberts & Raymond J. Adams

Pre-post comparisons in Rasch measurement, Richard M. Smith

Nonparametric IRT Models for dominance and proximity data, Wijbrandt H. van Schuur

Partial credit in a developmental context: the case for adopting a mixture model approach, Mark Wilson & Karen Draney


Measuring Second Language Performance

Tim F. McNamara. London & New York: Longman. 1996. ISBN 0-582-089077.

The last 5 chapters of this book focus on Rasch measurement, especially the many-facet model. These chapters provide practical guidance for use of this methodology, which is not otherwise available in print. (The first four chapters of this book discuss the theory of language testing.)

Contents: Language Testing:

Second language performance assessment.
Modelling performance: opening Pandora's Box.
Designing a performance test: the Occupational English Test.

Measurement: Raters and ratings: introduction to multi-faceted measurement.
Concepts and procedures in Rasch measurement.
Mapping and reporting abilities and skill levels.
Using Rasch analysis in research on second language performance assessment.
Data, models and dimensions.


Journal of Outcome Measurement

Richard M. Smith (Ed.).

JOM is grounded in medically-related applications of Rasch measurement (the fastest growing application area), but papers on good measurement theory and practice from many areas are included. JOM is quickly becoming the premier journal for Rasch scholarship.

Volume 1, Number 1. 1997

Establishing the diagnostic validity of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder using Rasch analysis, Sarah Gehlert, Chih-Hung Chang, Shirley Hartlage

Constructing rater and test banks for performance assessments, George Engelhard, Jr.

Development of a scale to assess "Concern About Falling" and applications to treatment programs, Michelle M. Lusardi, Everett V. Smith, Jr.

Dimensionality of an early childhood scale using rasch analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, Madhabi Banerji, Richard M. Smith, Robert F. Dedrick

Volume 1, Number 2. 1997

Physical disability construct convergence across instruments: towards a universal metric, William P. Fisher, Jr.

Parameter recovery for the Partial Credit Model using MULTILOG, Seung W. Choi, Karon F. Cook, Barbara G. Dodd

Objective measurement of figure skating performance, Marilyn A. Looney

Validating standard setting with a modified Nedelsky procedure through common-item test equating, Richard M. Smith, Leon J. Gross

Volume 1, Number 3. 1997

On-line performance assessment using rating scales, John Stahl, Rebecca Shumway, Betty Bergstrom, Anne Fisher

Evaluating the FONE FIM: Part I. Construct validity, Wei-Ching Chang, Susan Slaughter, Deborah Cartwright, Chetwyn Chan

Scoring and analysis of performance examinations: a comparison of methods and interpretations, Mary E. Lunz, Randall E. Schumacker

Interpreting the chi-square statistics reported in the many-faceted rasch model, Randall E. Schumacker, Mary E. Lunz


Applications of Latent Trait and Latent Class Models in the Social Sciences

Jürgen Rost & Rolf Langeheine (Eds.). New York: Waxmann Münster. 1997. ISBN 3-89325-464-1

Proceeding of an international symposium focussing on theoretical and mathematical aspects of Rasch-related models.

Contents: Introduction:

A guide through latent structure models for categorical data, Jürgen Rost & Rolf Langeheine

Lenient or strict applications of IRT with an eye on practical consequences, Ivo W. Molenaar

Educational Assessment:

Statistical analyses of data from the IEA Reading Literacy Study, Peter Allerup

Diagnostic opportunities with the Rasch model for ordered response categories, David Andrich, John H.A.L. de Jong & Barry E. Sheridan

Optimal designs for latent variable models: a review, Martijn P.F. Berger

Latent trait models for performance examinations, Mary E. Lunz & Benjamin D. Wright

Modeling the effects of test length and test time on parameter estimation using the HYBRID model, Kentaro Yamamoto & Howard Everson

Analyzing Cognitive Tasks:

Invariant item ordering of transitive reasoning tasks, Lass Sijtsma & Brian W. Junker

Application of the Rasch model for testing Piaget's theory of cognitive development, Christiane Spiel, Georg Gittler, Ulrike Sirsch & Judith Glück

Patterns of school performance and cognitive development in early adolescents - an application of prediction analysis, Alexander von Eye, Michael J. Rovine & Christiane Spiel

Application of polytomous Rasch models to the written language subtest of the Aachen Aphasia Test (AAT), Klaus Willmes

Life Satisfaction Data:

Incorporating item response theories in causal models, Marcel Croon & Ton Heinen

Happiness and satisfaction: an application of latent state-trait model for ordinal variables, Michael Eid

Aberrant response patterns in elderly respondents: latent class analysis of respondent scalability, G. van den Wittenboer, I.J. Hox & E.D. de Leeuw

Intrinsic and extrinsic work values as a single unfolding scale, Wijbrandt H. van Schuur

Assessment of Deviant Behavior:

Latent class analysis of survey data dealing with academic dishonesty, C. Mitchell Dayton & N.J. Scheers

Constructing comparable measures of delinquency by gender: a theoretical and empirical inquiry, Ann Marie Sorenson, David Brownfield, Gary F. Jensen

Analysis of student problem behaviors with latent trait, latent class, and related probit mixture models, John S. Uebersax

A parametric bootstrap procedure to perform statistical tests in a latent-class analysis of anti-social behavior, Peter van der Heijden, Harm 't Hart & Jos Dessens

Social Attitudes:

Connections between log-linear models and generalized Rasch models for ordinal responses, Alan Agresti

Latent trait and latent class models applied to survey data, David D. Bartholomew, Lilian M. de Menezes & Panagiota Tzamourani

Latent styles of German newspaper coverage of Allied prisoners of war during the Gulf War, Wilhelm Kempf

Fitting a latent trait model for missing observations to racial prejudice data, Martin Knott & Panagiota Tzamourani

Nonparametric latent factor analysis of Occupational Inventory data, A. Jan Kutylowski

Comparative social research with multi-sample latent class models, Allan L. McCutcheon & Jacques A. Hagenaars

An application of a Rasch-based unfolding model to a questionnaire on adolescent centrism, Jürgen Rost & Guanzhong Luo

Value orientations in the world of visual art: an exploration based on latent class and correspondence analysis, Christian Tarnai & Ulf Wuggenig

Psychological Constructs:

Self-monitoring - a class variable?, Matthias von Davier & Jürgen Rost

On the latent structure of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI): using the Somatic subscale to evaluate a clinical trial, Ulrich Frick, Jürgen Rehm & Uta Thien

Some latent trait and latent class analyses of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Ferdinand Keller & Wilhelm Kempf

Applying the Mixed Rasch model to personality questionnaires, Jürgen Rost, Claus Carstensen & Matthias von Davier

Epidemiological Studies:

Zero-inflated count models and their applications in public health and social science, Dankmar Böhning, Ekkehart Dietz & Peter Schlattmann

Using latent class models to analyze response patterns in epidemiologic mail surveys, Thomas Kohlmann & Anton K. Formann

Detecting artifacts in panel studies by latent class analysis, Herbert Matschinger & Matthias C. Angermeyer

Longitudinal Designs:

Concomitant variables in latent change models, Ulf Böckenbolt

Classification error adjustments for female labor force transitions using a latent Markov chain with random effects, Keith Humphreys

Applications of Rasch's Poisson counts model to longitudinal count data, Margo G.H. Jansen

Modeling stability and regularity of change: latent structure analysis of longitudinal discrete data, Thorsten Meiser & Georg Rudinger

Testing the Theory of Planned Behavior with latent Markov models, Jost Reinecke

Educational mobility, cohort and gender: a latent class reanalysis of the Ganzeboom and de Graaf data, Frank van de Pol


For the Rasch Bookshelf. … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1997, 11:2 p. 562-565.



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