[Rasch] Rasch Workshops

Ev Smith evsmith at uic.edu
Sun Sep 18 23:00:22 EST 2005


We are planning two 2-day Rasch workshops for Chicago and San Francisco.

The Chicago workshop will be Saturday and Sunday November 5 and 6, 2005.
The San Francisco workshop will be Thursday and Friday April 6 and 7, 2006 
(overlapping ½ day with AERA).

Below is a brief description for the November workshop. I would appreciate 
if you could pass this along to anyone that may be interested.

You can also download the full description and registration information at 
<http://www.jampress.org/>www.jampress.org and then select Rasch 
Measurement Workshops.


An Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory and Applications
November 5-6, 2005
Chicago, IL


  The purpose of this training session is to introduce participants to the 
theory and applications of Rasch measurement and provide hands-on 
experience using Rasch calibration programs to scale ordinal data.

This session will provide participants with the necessary tools to become 
effective consumers of research employing Rasch measurement and the skills 
necessary to solve practical measurement problems. Instructional material 
will be based on four Rasch measurement models: dichotomous, rating scale, 
partial credit, and many-facet data. Participants will have the opportunity 
to use current Rasch software.

The format will consist of eight self-contained units. The units are: 
Introduction to Rasch Measurement; Item and Person Calibration; Dichotomous 
and Polytomous Data; Performance and Judged Data; Applications of Rasch 
Measurement I and II; Examples of Rasch Analyses; and Analysis of 
Participants Data. The co-directors will divide the topics in each session 
to maximize individual strengths. The instructional format will combine 
lecture, question and answer, and small group instruction.

Registration includes the full 2-day workshop, a continental breakfast each 
morning, assorted sandwiches for lunch each afternoon, over 400 pages of 
handouts and tutorial material, a copy of Introduction to Rasch Measurement 
(a 698 page book) and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Applied 
Measurement. See <http://www.jampress.org/>www.jampress.org for more 
details on these publications.

Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the practical aspects of 
Rasch measurement. Previous training in measurement is recommended, but not 

Directors Names: Everett V. Smith Jr. and Richard M. Smith

For more information and registration material, please visit 
<http://www.jampress.org/>www.jampress.org and click on Rasch Measurement 
Workshops or contact Everett Smith at <mailto:evsmith at uic.edu>evsmith at uic.edu

Everett Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Director, Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment Lab 
Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Measurement (http://www.jampress.org)
For the Ph.D. in MESA visit http://www.uic.edu/educ/index.html/news/Mesa.htm
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 West Harrison Street
M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
Office: 312-996-5630
Fax: 312-996-5651 
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