[Rasch] Hands-on Rasch Model workshops - Monash University Clayton Campus
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Thu Mar 14 15:49:17 AEDT 2019
Applying the Rasch Model in the Human Sciences
Introduction to Rasch measurement: 17, 18 & 19 June 2019
Advanced Rasch measurement with Facets: 20 & 21 June 2019
Venue: Clayton Campus, Monash University
Presented by Professor Trevor Bond
The Curriculum & Pedagogy Academic Community of the Faculty of Education invites you, your colleagues, and
students to attend the workshop. Professor Trevor Bond (James Cook University) will present two hands-on
workshops on Applying the Rasch Model in Human Sciences at Monash University Clayton Campus from 17 to
21 June 2019.
The Introductory workshop (17, 18 & 19 June) will introduce participants to the conceptual underpinnings of the model, and support them to start analysing their own data with Rasch analysis software.
No pre-requisite is required.
The structure of the Introductory workshop will be as follows:
Day 1: Introduction to the Rasch model and the principles of measurement: Analysing tests with dichotomous items
(including multiple choice items);
Day 2: Analysing tests with polytomous items (including Likert-type items); &
Day 3: Evaluating the fit of data to the requirements of the model. Principles of invariance. Linking different forms of
a test on a common scale. Publishing a Rasch measurement research paper. Analysis of participants’ data sets.
The Facets workshop (20 & 21 June) will introduce participants to the Many Facets Rasch model, designed for
assessments where judges evaluate examinee performances, including essay marking, language competency
examinations, and the like. Pre-requisite: Completion of introductory Rasch course, for example.
The structure of the Facets workshop will be as follows:
Day 1: Introduction to the Many-Facets Rasch model. Analysing a small judged performance data set;
Day 2: Analysing tests with additional facets; investigating marking rubrics. Publishing a research paper using the
All participants will receive a copy of the relevant Bond&Fox software (developed by Mike Linacre), complete with data
sets and learning modules, and will work actively with that software during the workshops. Specific opportunities will be
set aside to answer participants’ own particular research issues.
The Rasch model for measurement provides human science researchers with the conceptual and analytical tools to
develop, utilize and monitor high quality measures of human variables. In turn, high quality measurement has a positive
impact on research outcomes. The application of Rasch measurement techniques is rapidly becoming the norm for
establishing the quality of the measurement tools used in the social sciences.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Shane Phillipson by email: shane.phillipson at monash.edu<mailto:shane.phillipson at monash.edu>
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