RE : [Rasch] Incredible comments on Rasch

David Andrich D.Andrich at
Sat Sep 30 19:09:02 EST 2006

Mike. Thanks re the Thurstone paper. I had not seen it. Again, he and Rasch make identical points. We have to deal with a comparison as the basic element of knowledge, not something absolute.  A comparison between two items, between a person and an item, and so on.
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De: rasch-bounces at de la part de Mike Linacre (RMT) 
Date: sam. 30/09/2006 4:20 
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Objet: RE: [Rasch] Incredible comments on Rasch

	On the general topic of measurement and attitude/behavior, we can go back to "The Measurement of Attitude" by Thurstone & Chave (1929).
	Reanalysis of their data using Rasch methodology yields findings equivalent to theirs, but they report in "proportions" and "similarities" what we would report in logits.
	And there is "Attitudes Can Be Measured." American Journal of Sociology 33, (1928): 529-554, along with other Thurstone papers in "The Measurement of Values".
	And this Thurstone paper - which is new to me: - "The Measurement of Psychological Value"
	Mike Linacre 

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