[Rasch] Workshop in Rasch Measurement - Chicago
evsmith at uic.edu
Fri Aug 22 05:48:36 EST 2008
We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop at the University of Illinois at
Chicago for October 18-19, 2008.
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 18-19, 2008 at the University of Illinois at Chicago
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
For the M.Ed. in MESA visit http://education.uic.edu/mesa-med/
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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