[Rasch] Rasch workshop - Chicago

Ev Smith evsmith at uic.edu
Sun Jun 3 13:34:14 EST 2007


We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop at the University of Illinois - 
Chicago for October 20-21, 2007.
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 20-21, 2007
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 two to 
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 (698 pages) and Rasch 
Measurement: Advanced and Specialized
Applications (470 pages), 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

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

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/epsy/mesa.html
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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