[Rasch] Rasch workshop Oct 8-9

esmith3 esmith2475_3 at wideopenwest.com
Sun Aug 22 14:23:53 EST 2010

>We are planning a 2-day Rasch workshop for October 8-9, 2010 in Maple 
>Grove, MN, USA.
>Below is a brief description for the October workshop. I would appreciate 
>if you could pass this along to anyone that may be interested.
>Thank you,
>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, lunch each afternoon, over 550 pages of handouts and 
>tutorial material, a copy of Introduction to Rasch Measurement (698 
>pages), Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications (470 
>pages), Criterion-Reference Testing: Practice Analysis to Score Reporting 
>using Rasch Measurement Models (560 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.
>For workshop details, including a registration form, please visit 
><http://www.jampress.org>www.jampress.org under Rasch Measurement Workshops.
>Contact Richard Smith at <mailto:rsmith at jampress.org>rsmith at jampress.org 
>or Everett Smith at <mailto:evsmith at uic.edu>evsmith at uic.edu if you have 
>any questions.
>Everett Smith, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
>University of Illinois at Chicago

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