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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
Oct. 21-24, 2003, Durham, North Carolina
Rasch Event Announcements Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2003, 17:1, 906ff.
|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|
|Forum||Rasch Measurement Forum to discuss any Rasch-related topic|
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|Coming Rasch-related Events|
|June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri.||On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com|
|July 25 - July 27, 2018, Wed.-Fri.||Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS), (Preconference workshops July 23-24, 2018) Fudan University, Shanghai, China "Applying Rasch Measurement in Language Assessment and across the Human Sciences", www.promsociety.org|
|July 29 - August 4, 2018||Vth International Summer School `Applied Psychometrics in Psychology and Education`, Institute of Education at the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia, https://ioe.hse.ru/en/announcements/215681182.html|
|July 30 - Nov., 2018||Online Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories (D.Andrich), University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, http://www.education.uwa.edu.au/ppl/courses|
|Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri.||On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com|
|August 25 - 28, 2018, Sat.-Tue.||Análisis de Rasch introductorio (en español). (Agustín Tristán), Instituto de Evaluación e Ingeniería Avanzada. San Luis Potosí, México. www.ieia.com.mx|
|Sept. 3 - 6, 2018, Mon.-Thurs.||IMEKO World Congress, Belfast, Northern Ireland, www.imeko2018.org|
|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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