SIG Elections

Please vote for your choice of candidate for SIG Chair and SIG Secretary. Their 2 year terms begin at the AERA Meeting in April 1998. Your ballot and return envelope are enclosed with this RMT. To be counted, send in your ballot by February 15, 1998.

You may enclose your SIG membership renewal with your ballot without fear of compromising its secrecy.

For SIG Chair

Allen Heinemann
"I relish the opportunity to serve the SIG as Chair in order to bring the benefits of objective measurement to more users. I am prepared to commit the resources available to me at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to support the SIG's growth. For much of the past year, RIC has provided a meeting space for the Chicago Objective Measurement Table (COMET), a monthly discussion group of Rasch enthusiasts. I will work to bring this forum to a greater number of users, perhaps through interactive Internet tools, and investigate other means of embracing new members."
Allen W. Heinemann, Ph.D.,
Associate Director, Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School

For Secretary

Rita Bode
"They say that converts become the most devoted followers. Such is the case for me. While I haven't always been a true believer, I became a devotee and now wish to expand my involvement within the SIG. I feel ready to take a leadership role in an organization that has fulfilled my desire for clarity of meaning. My hope is that the SIG will extend its outreach beyond the converted to other communities of learners. My candidacy for SIG Secretary brings with it organizational ability, flexibility, patience, and an even temper to deal with the demands of this office."
Rita Bode, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

George Karabatsos
"I am a Ph.D. candidate of the University of Chicago in the special field of Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis, with a background in clinical psychology. As a four year member of the SIG, my research involves the measurement of pathological traits and behaviors. As a candidate for secretary, I envision and encourage the growth of Rasch measurement into new areas of research. Not only will these prospective disciplines learn a lot from us, but we will also learn a lot from them, which will only enhance and expand Rasch measurement. I also foresee the optimization of already-established Rasch techniques, such as rating scale pivoting, the interpretation of residual factor analysis, standard-setting, and test equating. These objectives, among many others, will be further accomplished by my efforts to assist in the development of the Institute of Objective Measurement, in addition to encouraging publications in Rasch Measurement Transactions and the Journal of Outcome Measurement."
George Karabatsos
MESA Psychometric Laboratory
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Tom O'Neill
"After earning a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Xavier University I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research interests include multi-faceted analysis of performance assessment data, the stability of rater severity over time, and issues related to computer adaptive testing. I think that the greatest advantage that Rasch models have over all other models is that they can be used to create rulers that are understandable and usable by consumers. Consumers don't have to understand the Rasch model to use the ruler! My vision for the future of the SIG is to promote the use of Rasch models across academic disciplines and to promote the acceptance of Rasch rulers by the public."
Thomas R. O'Neill
Manager of Evaluation & Research
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Chicago, Illinois

SIG Elections. … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1997, 11:3 p. 575

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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
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