Friday, June 2, 1995
Using Geometry to Understand Complex Data
Mark Moulton, MESA, University of Chicago
Logit-linear vs. Log-linear Rasch Measurement
Michael Linacre, MESA, University of Chicago
Stability of Items: CAT vs. Paper-and-Pencil
Tom O'Neill & Mary Lunz, ASCP, Chicago
Reducing Measurement Error for Performances
Mary Lunz, ASCP, Chicago
Mapping: Key to solving Measurement Problems
Mark Stone, Adler School, Chicago
Measurement Properties of NIH Stroke Scale
Allen Heinemann, Rehabilitation Inst of Chicago
Effect of Misfit on "Real" Standard Errors
Richard M. Smith, Rehabilitation Foundation, Wheaton
Detecting Bias with Facets
Yi Du, Illinois Board of Education, Springfield
Consistency of Objective Standards
Greg Stone, National Certification Corp., Chicago
Beck Depression Inventory and Low Back Pain
Trudy Mallinson & Craig Velozo, Dept of Occupational Therapy, Univ Ill Chicago
Psychiatric Diagnoses and PMDD
Sarah Gehlert, SSA, University of Chicago; Chih-Hung Chang, Rush-Presbyterian-St Lukes; Medical Center, Chicago
Measuring Classroom Formality and Informality
Gad Yair, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Donna Tatum, MESA, University of Chicago
Measuring Basketball Team Proficiency
Patrick Fisher, Post-Modern Measurement
Think before you misfit!
The fatal tendency of mankind, to leave off thinking about a thing when it is no longer doubtful, is the cause of half their errors.
John Stuart Mill
"The ability to measure has been essential in the discovery of scientific knowledge. In short we can say: measurement helps science. We can also say the opposite with equal truth: science helps measurement. Scientific knowledge of the properties of materials and the way things behave helps us to design and make better measuring instruments."
Owen Bishop (1982) Yardsticks of the Universe. New York: Peter Bedrick Books. p.120.
"Now this is the peculiarity of scientific method, that
when once it has become a habit of mind, that mind
converts all facts whatsoever into science. The field of
science is unlimited; its material is endless, every group
of natural phenomena, every phase of social life, every
stage of past or present development is material for
science. The unit of all science consists alone in its
method, not in its material. The man who classifies facts
of any kind whatever, who sees their mutual relations
and describes their consequences, is applying the
scientific method and is a man of science. The facts
may belong to the past history of mankind, to the
social statistics of our great cities, to the atmosphere of
the most distant stars, to the digestive organs of a
worm, or to the life of a scarcely visible bacillus. It is
not the facts themselves which form science, but the
methods by which they are dealt with."
Karl Pearson in The Grammar of Science (1892)
"We must be careful not to confuse data with the abstractions we use to analyze them."
"Rasch must be credited with an outstanding contribution to one of the two central psychometric problems, the achievement of nonarbitrary measures."
Jane Loevinger (1965) Person and population as psychometric concepts. Psychological Review 72(2) 143-155.
MOMS Program and Quotes. Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1995, 9:1 p.413
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