MOMS Program, June 1995

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

Communicating Results
Donna Tatum, MESA, University of Chicago

Measuring Basketball Team Proficiency
Patrick Fisher, Post-Modern Measurement

Think before you misfit!
Huixing Tang

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."
William James

"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

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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