Midwest Objective Measurement Seminar

The next meeting of MOMS will be held on Friday, May 14, 2004, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois USA. There is no registration fee.

Presentations of work by practitioners and students will be of Rasch-related. Contact me immediately if you would like to present completed or on-going work.

Lunch: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches or to stop by one of several Greek, Italian, and American-style restaurants that are within two blocks (five to ten minute walk).

Place: 1040 West Harrison Street in the ECSW building, Room 3427 (third floor) at UIC. Parking available in the parking structure between ECSW and Racine Street on the north side of Harrison. Cost is $8.25 for the full day. See You There!

Everett Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

11th Annual Conference of ISOQOL
The International Society for Quality of Life Research
October 16 - 19, 2004 ~ Hong Kong

At the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine's Jockey Club Building, an attractive, modern building with world-class, state-of-the-art conference facilities. Come experience the unique blend of old and new, East and West in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city full of exciting sights and sounds.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 4, 2004.

Madeleine King, PhD, Kwok-fai Leung, PDipOT, and Margaret Tay. Chair and Co-Chairs.

Rasch Measurement Methods for Rehabilitation

September 2004 - March 2005, Sweden

* Are you doing research?

* Are you using evaluation tools with a total score?

* Are you developing a new assessment instrument?

If so, this course is for you!!!

This course provides the student with knowledge and skills needed to (a) evaluate measurement properties (e.g., validity, reliability) of existing assessments, (b) develop new, psychometrically sound assessments and (c) critique research and publish studies based on modern test theory - Rasch measurement models.

Entry requirements: bachelor degree in a health-related profession (e.g., occupational or physical therapy, nursing, medicine). Students will analyze a personal set of data and write a draft manuscript suitable for future publication, so must have available data from an evaluation tool that they can analyze (or reanalyze) using Rasch computer programs. Such data must meet the following requirements:

a. Generated from sets of items or subsets of items (scales) that are thought to test a single concept, and that have scores that are supposed to be (or could be conceived of being) added to generate a total score. Note: many checklists and questionnaires are not designed to be summed, but Rasch analysis demonstrates that they can be. They may be appropriate for use in this course.

b. Generated from items that are scored either dichotomously or using a rating scale. Examples of dichotomous scales include: trait/behavior is present/absent, the person agrees/disagrees.

c. Generated from a minimum of six to ten items/scale that have been used to evaluate at least 30 persons. More items and more persons is definitely desirable.

d. May be from an existing tool that the student would like to examine for internal validity and reliability, or from a new tool that the student is developing.

Teaching methods: lecture, seminar/discussion and independent work including analysis of test data using Rasch computer programs. The course will be held as a distant course. The students meet in Umea on three occasions :
2004: Sept. 13-15, Oct. 11-13, 2005: March 21-23 (exam.)

There will be three seminars where students have the option of meeting in Umea or in southern Sweden:
2004: Nov.. 8-9, Dec. 6-7, 2005: Feb. 7-8

Course information: 10 Credits
Umea University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Sweden.
Level: D (master); meets equivalency requirements for research.
Field : Health care. Application code: MAT96

Contact Anne Fisher,

Rasch-related Meeting Announcements, … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2004, 17:4 p.949

Rasch-Related Resources: Rasch Measurement YouTube Channel
Rasch Measurement Transactions & Rasch Measurement research papers - free An Introduction to the Rasch Model with Examples in R (eRm, etc.), Debelak, Strobl, Zeigenfuse Rasch Measurement Theory Analysis in R, Wind, Hua Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R, Lamprianou El modelo métrico de Rasch: Fundamentación, implementación e interpretación de la medida en ciencias sociales (Spanish Edition), Manuel González-Montesinos M.
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Rasch Models for Measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Best Test Design - free, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis - free, Wright & Masters
Virtual Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores, Charalambos Kollias Diseño de Mejores Pruebas - free, Spanish Best Test Design A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory, Andrich, Marais Rasch Models in Health, Christensen, Kreiner, Mesba Multivariate and Mixture Distribution Rasch Models, von Davier, Carstensen
Rasch Books and Publications: Winsteps and Facets
Applying the Rasch Model (Winsteps, Facets) 4th Ed., Bond, Yan, Heene Advances in Rasch Analyses in the Human Sciences (Winsteps, Facets) 1st Ed., Boone, Staver Advances in Applications of Rasch Measurement in Science Education, X. Liu & W. J. Boone Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences (Winsteps) Boone, Staver, Yale Appliquer le modèle de Rasch: Défis et pistes de solution (Winsteps) E. Dionne, S. Béland
Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets), Thomas Eckes Rasch Models for Solving Measurement Problems (Facets), George Engelhard, Jr. & Jue Wang Statistical Analyses for Language Testers (Facets), Rita Green Invariant Measurement with Raters and Rating Scales: Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments (Facets), George Engelhard, Jr. & Stefanie Wind Aplicação do Modelo de Rasch (Português), de Bond, Trevor G., Fox, Christine M
Exploring Rating Scale Functioning for Survey Research (R, Facets), Stefanie Wind Rasch Measurement: Applications, Khine Winsteps Tutorials - free
Facets Tutorials - free
Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets) - free, J.M. Linacre Fairness, Justice and Language Assessment (Winsteps, Facets), McNamara, Knoch, Fan

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Coming Rasch-related Events
May 17 - June 21, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
June 12 - 14, 2024, Wed.-Fri. 1st Scandinavian Applied Measurement Conference, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden
June 21 - July 19, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
Aug. 5 - Aug. 6, 2024, Fri.-Fri. 2024 Inaugural Conference of the Society for the Study of Measurement (Berkeley, CA), Call for Proposals
Aug. 9 - Sept. 6, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets),
Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
Jan. 17 - Feb. 21, 2025, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
May 16 - June 20, 2025, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
June 20 - July 18, 2025, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Facets),
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