The Japanese Translation of Rasch's "Probabilistic Models"

Cover of Japanese translation of Georg Rasch book

A Japanese translation of Georg Rasch's "Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests" was published in August 31, 1985 by the University of Nagoya Press with permission from the University of Chicago Press, the copyright-owners at that time, through Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc., Tokyo. The book has 237 pages and ISBN 978-4-930689-35-1.

The Japanese title is "Shinri Tesuto no Kakuritsu Moderu" (Probability Models for Psychological Tests).

The translation was supervised by Yoshio Uchida, Professor at Aichi Gakuin University and Professor Emeritus of the University of Nagoya, Education Department. He specialized in statistics.

The translation was performed by:

Foreword (by Benjamin D. Wright) and Preface: Prof. Motomichi Gotoh, later Professor Emeritus, University of Nagoya.

Chapter 1, 2: Prof. Yoshitaka Makino, later Professor at Chukyo University School of Psychology

Chapter 3, 4: Prof. Toru Masui, later believed to be Chief, Division of Bioresources Research, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation

Chapter 5, 6: Prof. Toshio Uchida, later a Professor at Chubu University

Chapter 7, 8: Prof. Naohito Chino, later Professor, Department of Psychology, Aichi Gakuin University

Chapter 9, 10: Prof. Takashi Murakami, later Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Nagoya University

Appendix and Afterword (By Benjamin. D Wright): Prof. Hideo Tsujimoto, later at the Department of Psychology, Osaka City University

The book is now out-of-print, but there are copies in 118 Academic Libraries in Japan, including Sophia University and the Hokkaido University of Education. Copies are currently unavailable, but a tentative price is 3,675 Yen ( = $42), and several copies are privately-owned by our Japanese colleagues.

Thomas Salzberger, Lina Wøhlk-Olsen, and many colleagues in Japan provided this information. Thank you!

Picture of book's cover is courtesy of Thomas Salzberger.


Japanese Translation of Rasch's "Probabilistic Models", Y. Uchida ... Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2010, 24:1 p. 1248


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