[Rasch] Graduate Student Seeking RM Assistance

Michael Lamport Commons commons at tiac.net
Wed Jun 20 02:44:59 EST 2007

Seems rather straightforward.  Separate the engagement questions and
satisfaction questions.  Put them into separate Rasch's and one with both
sets in a single one.  Do a factor analysis on the residuals 


My Best,


Michael Lamport Commons, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program in Psychiatry and the Law
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
234 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-1328


Telephone (617) 497-5270
Facsimile (617) 491-5270
Commons at tiac.net




From: rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au [mailto:rasch-bounces at acer.edu.au] On Behalf
Of Joe Albano
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:18 AM
To: rasch at acer.edu.au
Subject: [Rasch] Graduate Student Seeking RM Assistance 


Hello - 
Joe Albano here - I'm a graduate student looking for some assistance with my
dissertation research. 


I attended the Rasch Workshop that Ev Smith and Richard Smith held in
Chicago in April this year. I am in the Psychology Program at Saybrook
Graduate School and Research Center in SF focusing on Organizational Systems
issues. It's a distance learning program - I'm based near Indianapolis. 
I'm writing to ask for help with some work that I would like to do. Saybrook
tends to have a rather qualitative bent and I am attempting to design a
mixed method study for my dissertation. I believe that Rasch Measurement may
be appropriate for the quantitative component. I spoke to our director of
research who informed met that no Rasch expertise exists among the faculty
and that I would have to identify and engage outside expertise in order to
use Rasch methods. 
I believe that the project will be relatively straightforward. -I'm
attempting to create an inventory to assess the strength of employee
engagement. The preexisting instruments I have been able to locate conflate
engagement and satisfaction. 
I am requesting and would appreciate any assistance anyone can provide in
identifying a resource interested in helping me out. I'd also be interested
in publishing an article regarding my experience -if we determine that such
a basic application would add value to the literature - perhaps a cookbook
for basic scale development using RM. If such a cookbook already exists, any
pointers to it would be great!
Best regards,




Joe Albano

joealbano2 at earthlink.net

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