[Rasch] Why Rasch?

Kenny Royal kdroya2 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 9 04:52:30 EST 2011

Hi all,
I would suggest taking a preemptive strike against reviewers.  Instead of allowing them the opportunity to shoot down your methodology and ask "why didn't you use [method X] instead?", I try to take the offensive and "talk up" the numerous advantages of Rasch models and how they can provide unique insights that other methods cannot right from the start. Usually, the evidence is plenty sufficient that reviewers don't even have to inquire why you didn't do something else. I think this is especially important if you're trying to publish a paper in a field where most of your reviewers will be limited in their exposure to Rasch and tempted to cling to traditional methodologies.  

From: Anthony James <luckyantonio2003 at yahoo.com>
To: "rasch at acer.edu.au" <rasch at acer.edu.au>
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 3:18 AM
Subject: [Rasch] Why Rasch?

Dear all,
Reviewers of a journal have asked me to provide reasons why I have used Rasch model for validating a questionnaire and notother methods. Can you please tell me what should be written when one is asked such a question? 
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