Book Review: Applying The Rasch Model

Applying the Rasch Model, Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences, by Trevor G. Bond and Christine M. Fox (2001). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, 255 pages. ISBN 0-8058-4252-7.

Applying the Rasch Model is a book that should be embraced by the research community as a foundation to the basic properties and principles of Rasch measurement. There is no question that the authors have achieved their goal of presenting an accessible overview that would not require a sophisticated statistical background. This book would draw even the most novice researcher into the topic. It is a first-rate selection for the practicing researcher who wants a tutorial on the Rasch model, for the faculty looking to find an introductory text on Rasch measurement, or for those who desire to extend their knowledge of various Rasch models and their applications. Bond and Fox have done an excellent job of taking a difficult task and making it understandable and useful to the research community.

This is the first paragraph of a Book Review by Kelly D. Bradley, University of Kentucky, which appeared in Organizational Research Methods, 2005, 8, 2, 249-250. m/content/vol8/issue2/

Book Review: Applying The Rasch Model, Kelley B. … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2005, 19:1 p. 1010

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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