[Rasch] Rasch workshop - Chicago

Ev Smith evsmith at uic.edu
Sat Aug 5 23:20:20 EST 2006


We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop at the University of Illinois - 
Chicago for October 14-15, 2006
Below is a brief description for the October workshop. I would appreciate 
if you could pass this along to anyone that may be interested.


An Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory and Applications
October 14-15, 2006
University of Illinois - Chicago
Chicago, IL


The purpose of this training session is to introduce participants to the 
theory and applications of Rasch measurement. 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 material covered is these units are an overview of 
material that would normally be covered in approximately three graduate 
level measurement courses. The co-directors will divide the topics in each 
session to maximize individual strengths.

Registration includes the full 2-day workshop, a continental breakfast each 
morning, over 550 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 
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

Contact Everett Smith at evsmith at uic.edu or visit www.jampress.org under 
Rasch Measurement Workshops for more details and registration materials.

For more information on the book, please see www.jampress.org.

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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