[Rasch] Rasch vc CFA

Iasonas Lamprianou liasonas at cytanet.com.cy
Fri Sep 28 15:27:57 EST 2012

I would like to thank those who responded to my question so promptly. The rasch.org is always a useful place, and I do look there immediately, but thank you Mike for responding so promptly (once again!). This is what I like with this list. The people of the list are always here to help... I was just hoping for a published "peer-review" comprehensive comparison of the two methods ... but real life is not perfect!


----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Mike Linacre <rmt at rasch.org>
To: <rasch at acer.edu.au>
Subject: Re: [Rasch] Rasch vc CFA
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:13:04 +1300
> 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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