[Rasch] Validity in Rasch

Jim Sick jimsick at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 12:00:56 EST 2011


I've written a short online article dealing with the "assumptions" of 
the Rasch model, in which I recommend that we avoid thinking of them as 
"assumptions which need to be tested a priori," as is the case for 
statistical tests like ANOVA. It is often better to think of Rasch 
assumptions as "requirements" of sound measurement. A primary goal of a 
Rasch analysis is to determine to what degree the requirements (or 
assumptions) have been approximated. Read my article here, if you like. 
It may not answer your questions directly, but will give you a better 


Jim Sick

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