In Health, Education, Psychology and Marketing:
Developments with Rasch and Unfolding Models

January 20-22, 2004 Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Monday, January 19, 2004

Pre-conference Workshop: Using the Rasch analysis program RUMM2020

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Opening and Introduction. 8:45-9:00. Chair: D. Andrich

Session 1.1 9:00-9:45 Plenary. Chair: D. Andrich

Two approaches to studying indices of development. David Andrich, A. Slade, A. Tennant & S. van Buuren

Session 1.2A 9:45-10:45. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: J. Tognolini

A three-way comparison between rating scale, pairwise comparison, and direct response data in the setting of educational standards. S. Heldsinger & S.Humphry

Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of intelligence: the relationship between the algorithms of Raven's Progressive Matrices and Piagetian stages. I. Styles

Session 1.2B 9:45-10:45. Rasch models in Health Sciences. Chair: A. Bjorkdah

ABILHAND-Kids questionnaire: a Rasch measure of manual ability for cerebral palsy. C. Arnould & J. Thonnard

Improving comparability with response conversion: a new application of IRT. S. van Buuren & A. Tennant

Session 1.3A 11:15-12:15. Rasch models: Theoretical and technical perspectives. Chair: D. Andrich

Dealing with differential item functioning and local dependence in measurements of quality of life by analysis using graphical loglinear Rasch models. S. Kreiner

Detecting Differential Item Functioning in the Dichotomous Rasch Measurement Model. R. M. Smith

Session 1.3B 11:15-12:15. Rasch models in Attitude Measurement. Chair: G. Luo

Student surveys of teaching effectiveness: A Rasch measurement approach. T. Bond

Determining the Frame of Reference of a Scale Measuring the Attitude towards Advertising. T. Salzberger

Session 1.4A 2:00-3:00. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: P. Titmanis

Measuring Academic Motivation to Achieve in Malaysia using a Rasch Measurement Model. R. F. Waugh & J. N. Njiru

Application of the Rasch model to develop a measure of classroom information and communication technology learning culture. R. F. Cavanagh & J. Romanoski

Session 1.4B 2:00-3:00. Rasch models in Health Sciences. Chair: A. Slade

The structural properties of European Brain Injury Questionnaire in patients with stroke. A. Bjorkdah

Rasch modeling of "international classification of functioning disability and health" qualifiers scale. A. Cieza & I. Styles

Session 1.5A 3:00-4:00. Rasch models: History and Philosophy. Chair: J. Michell

Some introductory remarks on Probability, Invariance and Measurement. A. Leplege

Meaning and Method in the Human Sciences. William P. Fisher, Jr.

Session 1.5B 3:00-4:00. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: C. Hagquist

The Scalability & Validity of Four Paediatric Visual Perceptual Instruments: A Comparison Using the Rasch Measurement Model. G. T. Brown

Psychometric Properties of the Korean Version of Beck Depression Inventory: Rasch Rating Scale Modeling. S. H. Hong

Session 1.6A 4:00-4:30. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: I. Styles

Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale in noninstitutionalized and institutionalized elderly Chinese in Hong Kong: a differential item functioning analysis. E. Wong

Session 1.6B 4:00-4:30. Theoretical and Technical Perspectives. Chair: T. Salzberger

Modeling subjective use of an ordinal response scale in a many-period crossover experiment. R. Wolfe & D. Firth

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Session 2.1 9:00-9:45 Plenary. Chair: D. Andrich

The distinction between order And quantity: its history, philosophy and significance for the Rasch model. Joel Michell

Session 2.2A 9:45-10:45. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: T. Bond

Multi-Facet Rasch analysis of Three-Dimensional Speaking test data. Yuji Nakamura

Measuring coping at a university using a Rasch model. R. F. Waugh

Session 2.2B 9:45-10:45. Unfolding models. Chair: J. Michell

Examination of the relationship between some IRT models of unidimensional unfolding and Coombs's (1964) deterministic theory. A. Kyngdon

Psychological scales of preference and choice which take individual difference into account. D. Andrich & G. Luo

Session 2.3A 11:15-12:15. Unfolding models. Chair: G. Luo

Unidimensional unfolding theories and quantitative differences between attitudes. B. Richards

Using unfolding models for personality scale construction. O. S. Chernyshenko & S. Stark

Session 2.3B. 11:15-12:15. Rasch models in Health Sciences. Chair: A. Tennant

Why Functional Independence Measure is better than Barthel Index Motor performance in assessing motor performance for stroke patients in Hong Kong: A Rasch perspective. E. Wong, C. Chan, A. Chan, B. Ng, L. Li & J. Woo

Mental health services evaluation - Measures or total scores. E. Betemps

Session 2.4A 2:00-3:00. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: J. Thonnard

Differential item functioning of Triandis' instruments of Individualism and Collectivism. P. Snider & I. Styles

Comparison of person ability logit scores of scales measuring the same visual perceptual construct: Common subject test equating. G. T. Brown

Session 2.4B 2:00-3:00. Rasch models in Health Sciences. Chair: A. Tennant

Cross-cultural validity of Functional Independence Measure (FIM) items in stroke. Isa Lundgren Nilsson

Cross-cultural validity of the FIM in traumatic brain injury (TBI). A. Slade & A. Tennant

Session 2.5A 3:00-4:00. Rasch models: History and Philosophy. Chair: A. Leplege

On latent structures and models. D. Andrich

Consequences of standardized technical effects for scientific advancement. W. Fisher

Session 2.5B 3:00-4:00. Rasch models: Theoretical and technical perspectives. Chair: T. Bond

Notes on artificial results of Andersen's Likelihood Ratio Test and on the Mixed Rasch Model as a model check of the dichotomous Rasch Model. C. Draxler & K. D. Kubinger

Correcting for person misfit in aggregated score reporting using the Rasch model. R. S. Brown

Session 2.5C 3:00-4:00. Theoretical and technical perspectives. Chair: W. Fisher

From Rasch scores to regression. K. B. Christensen

Does the Rasch model work for equating? R. Sadeghi & J. Tognolini

Session 2.6A 4:00-4:30. Rasch models in Health Sciences Chair: A. Tennant

Psychosocial consequences of false positive screening mammography - an adaptation of the Psychological Consequences Questionnaire (PCQ) into Danish. John Brodersen

Session 2.6B 4:00-4:30. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: 1. Styles

Taking another perspective: Matura examinations in Slovenia. S. Gabrscek

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Session 3.1 9:00-9:45 Plenary. Chair: D. Andrich

Conceptual and methodological issues in establishing an item bank for quality of life in the rheumatic diseases. A. Tennant, D. Yeale, S.P. McKenna, L. C. Doward & P. Emery

Session 3.2A 9:45-10:45. Rasch models: Theoretical and technical perspectives. Chair: R. Smith

Modifying or replacing items: A suggestion for a strategy. T. Nielsen & S. Kreiner

Weighted likelihood estimation of person locations in the Rasch model. G. Luo & D. Andrich

Session 3.2B 9:45-10:45. Rasch models in Education, Psychology, Sociology and Attitude Measurement. Chair: J. Thonnard

Internal and external construct validity of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in undergraduate medical education. B. Bhakta, M. C. Horton & A.Tennant

Measuring Primary students' attitude to mathematics using a Rasch measurement model. R. F. Waugh & E. Chapman

Session 3.3A 11:15-12:45. Rasch models in Education, Psychology and Sociology. Chair: T. Bond

Learning environment instrument calibration and validation: the case of measuring elementary school classroom learning culture. R. F. Cavanagh, J. Romanoski & R. F. Waugh

Measuring economic status of students in rural Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc & Patrick Griffin

Constructing Cognitive Entry Behaviour Tests (CEBT) for guidance school students. Masoud Fazilatpour

Session 3.3B 11:15-12:45. Rasch models in Economics and marketing. Chair: R. Smith

An investigation of the psychometric properties of a multiple-choice test of marketing knowledge. T. Salzberger

Bringing capital to life via measurement: a contribution to the New Economics. William P. Fisher, Jr.

Second International Conference on Measurement, Perth, Jan. 2004 … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2003, 17:3 p.932-933

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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