[Rasch] Rasch Workshops at AERA

Stephanou, Andrew Stephanou at acer.edu.au
Mon Sep 19 08:21:37 EST 2005

From: rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au [mailto:rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au] On Behalf Of Ev Smith
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Subject: [Rasch] Rasch Workshops


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 www.jampress.org <http://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 www.jampress.org <http://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 necessary. 

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

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

Everett Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Director, Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment Lab ( http://www.uic.edu/depts/educ/mesalab/ <http://www.uic.edu/depts/educ/mesalab/> )
Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Measurement ( http://www.jampress.org <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
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Chicago, IL 60607
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