Rasch Event Announcements

On-line Rasch Course for Beginners: Trevor Bond

James Cook University, Australia will be offering an introductory Rasch measurement course on-line starting July 28, 2003, or soon afterwards.

ED5191 Rasch Measurement for the Social Sciences

Rasch measurement provides for the construction and monitoring of data collection, analysis and interpretation for key educational, developmental and psychological variables. Topics include Rasch's simple logistic model and its extensions including the Partial Credit Model, the Rating Scale Model and the Many-facets Rasch model. Data analysis and interpretation will focus on the theory-practice nexus.

Trevor Bond will instruct a group of Australian and international students in an on-line one-semester Masters-level course based around the successful Bond & Fox text Applying the Rasch model (Erlbaum, 2001). Supporting audio-visual materials, on-line discussion, data sets and (at least) weekly feedback are features of this hands-on approach to learning Rasch measurement basics.

www.jcu.edu.au/courses/handbooks/2003/subjects/ed5191.html


2nd International Conference on Measurement in Health, Education, Psychology and Marketing: Developments with Rasch models

Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia. January 20-22, 2004

Introductory Course On Rasch Measurement. January 5-9

Advanced Course On Rasch And Unfolding. January 12-16

Workshop On RUMM2020 And Its Advanced Features. January 19

Exciting developments in the theory and practice of measurement in health, education, psychology and marketing provide an opportunity to review the state of the art in measurement science, learn from the experts in an extensive pre-conference program, and enjoy the delights of summer in Western Australia. Abstracts by August 31, 2003. For further information:


IOMW XII - Cairns, Australia, June 28 - July 3, 2004

Ready for a little temptation? Has IOMW ever offered such lush location? Try this: the website for IOMW Down Under! None of the photos on the IOMW site are promo glossies; just snapshots I took one weekend. IOMW will have fun and substance! Many key folk in the Rasch measurement have undertaken to participate. The program already includes paper sessions, software workshops, networking opportunities, and SCUBA diving. This is the one you'll tell your grand-kids about!

Joseph Indorato, Operations Manager, at Quest Marlin Cove is waiting to help you with your accommodation requirements and is ready to take those early bookings:

Joe is willing to help you share an apartment if you give him the appropriate information. Remember to mention the magic code IOMW when booking/enquiring. Quest Inns also has accommodation all round Australia for those who want to make the most of the visit.

Trevor Bond, Chair IOMW XII Committee


Rasch Measurement SIG News

Notes from the SIG Business Meeting at AERA

George Karabatsos, outgoing SIG Program Chair, presented reports from SIG Chair, Trevor Bond, and SIG Secretary/Treasurer, Edward W. Wolfe, to the SIG. Those reports indicated that (a) the Rasch SIG finances are coming under control - the SIG is in the black and the bank account is holding steady, (b) distributing the newsletter via email and raising dues from $8 to $10 annually would offset the recent losses in SIG funds, (c) the SIG should revisit the Paper Proposal policy. In light of these indications, RMT will only be available to new members via email distribution (only 52% of the members currently receive their newsletters via email), the dues will be raised to $10 per year, and Randy Schumacker will be SIG Program Chair for AERA, San Diego, April 12-16, 2004.

Membership

The membership of the Rasch SIG increased from 178 to 231 between August of 2002 and March of 2003 while the official membership (those counted toward AERA paper sessions) increased from 85 to 144. If you would like to become a member of the Rasch SIG, you are encouraged to become an "official" member by joining the SIG at the same time you become a member to AERA (or renew you membership). The cost is $10 per year. You can also become a member of the Rasch SIG by sending a check for $10 (US) per year to Edward Wolfe, made out to AERA SIG with Rasch SIG in the memo line.

Electronic Newsletters

If you are able to download and read PDF documents, please contact Ed Wolfe to let him know that you would like to receive your newsletter via email. Not only would you save the SIG about $12 per year, but you would also receive your newsletter about 2 weeks ahead of those who subscribe via hardcopy.


AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 12-16, 2004

Call for Papers

Proposals for papers, symposia and other presentations are invited via the on-line submissions system of the American Educational Research Association.

All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on August 1, 2003. The Rasch SIG program chair, Randall E. Schumacker, invites members to volunteer as session chairs, discussants and reviewers through the on-line submission system.


RUMM2020 Announced!

"Rasch Unidimensional Measurement Models" software for analyzing assessment and attitude questionnaire data.

RUMM2020 uses the 32-bit Windows environment and contains a number of new features (beyond RUMM2010):
- Differential Item Function with ANOVA analyses;
- Person Factor and Item Factor (or Facet) analyses;
- Item Maps to define the variable;
- Threshold Maps to display specific person locations in association with their response pattern across all items;
- And many more enhancements.

RUMM Laboratory Pty Ltd
14 Dodonaea Court, Duncraig WA 6023, Australia

Voice: (61) 8 9246 4288
FAX: (61) 8 9246 4277
www.rummlab.com.au
rummlab@arach.net.au


Winsteps and Facets Training Workshops

Oct. 21-24, 2003, Durham, North Carolina

www.winsteps.com/seminar.htm


Rasch Event Announcements … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2003, 17:1, 906ff.

Please help with Standard Dataset 4: Andrich Rating Scale Model



Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez

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Coming Rasch-related Events
July 31 - Aug. 3, 2017, Mon.-Thurs. Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium 2017: Measurement Science challenges in Natural and Social Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, imeko-tc7-rio.org.br
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. In-person workshop and research coloquium: Effect size of family and school indexes in writing competence using TERCE data (C. Pardo, A. Atorressi, Winsteps), Bariloche Argentina. Carlos Pardo, Universidad Catòlica de Colombia
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. PROMS 2017: Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, proms.promsociety.org/2017/
Aug. 10, 2017, Thurs. In-person Winsteps Training Workshop (M. Linacre, Winsteps), Sydney, Australia. www.winsteps.com/sydneyws.htm
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Aug. 18-21, 2017, Fri.-Mon. IACAT 2017: International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, Niigata, Japan, iacat.org
Sept. 15-16, 2017, Fri.-Sat. IOMC 2017: International Outcome Measurement Conference, Chicago, jampress.org/iomc2017.htm
Oct. 13 - Nov. 10, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Oct. 25-27, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Applying the Rasch Model hands-on introductory workshop, Melbourne, Australia (T. Bond, B&FSteps), Announcement
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 10-16, 2018, Wed.-Tues. In-person workshop: Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory and the application of RUMM2030, Perth, Australia (D. Andrich), Announcement
Jan. 17-19, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Rasch Conference: Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement, Matilda Bay Club, Perth, Australia, Website
April 13-17, 2018, Fri.-Tues. AERA, New York, NY, www.aera.net
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
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