[Rasch] Rasch workshop - San Francisco

Ev Smith evsmith at uic.edu
Sun Feb 5 09:09:53 EST 2006


Colleagues,

We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop for San Francisco on Thursday and 
Friday April 6 and 7, 2006 (overlapping ½ day with AERA due to their new 
schedule).

Below is a brief description for the April 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 and then select Rasch Measurement Workshops.

Thanks,
Everett


An Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory and Applications
April 6-7, 2006
San Francisco, CA

Workshop Description

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 and salads 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 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 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/)
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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