Request: "I have been asked to review a Rasch paper. What is the standard format for reporting Rasch analysis in publications?"
Response: www.jampress.org/guidelines.htm is a good place to start, but there is considerable variation in formats for Rasch papers. The most obvious difference is whether the paper focuses on the statistical properties of the numbers (t-tests, chi-squares, etc.) or the practical implications of the numbers (item maps, etc.).
The biggest problem seen in Rasch papers submitted for publication is that many authors do not understand their own analyses. Those authors parrot numbers from their output, but then they are unable to draw reasonable conclusions from those numbers. A consequence is "too many numbers, not enough meaning". Indications of this are Tables with unexplained or duplicative columns of numbers, and failure to use graphical Figures to communicate their Rasch findings effectively.
Smith R.M. (2010) Reviewing Rasch Papers, Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2010, 23:4, 1239
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