[Rasch] Rasch workshop April 7-8 prior to AERA

Ev Smith evsmith at uic.edu
Sun Mar 11 07:41:17 EST 2007

>Colleagues, this is the last call for this workshop.
>We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop at the University of Illinois - 
>Chicago for April 7-8, 2007 prior to AERA.
>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
>April 7-8, 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 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 (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
>Contact Everett Smith at evsmith at uic.edu or visit www.jampress.org under 
>Rasch Measurement Workshops for more details and registration materials.
>For more information on the book, please see www.jampress.org.
>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

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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