[Rasch] Rasch vc CFA

Mike Linacre rmt at rasch.org
Fri Sep 28 05:13:04 EST 2012


Jason:

Places to start when comparing Rasch and CFA are 
http://www.rasch.org/rmt/rmt231g.htm and http://www.rasch.org/rmt/rmt94k.htm .

Mike L.

At 9/27/2012, you wrote:
>Dear all,
>I have spent many years using various Rasch models in order to investigate 
>the unidimensionality of my scales, tests etc, and this list supported me 
>reliably (thank you!). The Rasch model served me faithfully and produced a 
>very descent number of publications over many years. I understand the 
>strengths very well (and some limitations). However, the more I get to 
>know CFA (confirmatory factor analysis), the more I am puzzled as to why 
>and when one should prefer CFA over Rasch (and vice-versa).




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