[Rasch] Rasch workshop - San Francisco
evsmith at uic.edu
Mon Jan 9 01:55:46 EST 2006
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
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
<http://www.jampress.org/>www.jampress.org and then select Rasch
An Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory and Applications
April 6-7, 2006
San Francisco, CA
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 <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
Chicago, IL 60607
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