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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Hello-<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I am interested in using the many-facet
Rasch model to study the ratings of judges of student exhibitions.  I am
wondering how much overlap among raters is necessary.  In the setting I am
interested in, I have 40 panels of 5 raters.  Each panel judges 5 students’
exhibitions.  Each panel stays “intact” (i.e., judges do not move around at all
during judging, so there is no mixing of panels).  Is it possible to use the
many facet Rasch model with this set up, or does there have to be overlapping
of judges on more than one panel?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Any guidance you could give me would
be much appreciated.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=3 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Thank you.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Susan Gracia, PhD</span></font><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Associate Professor</span></font><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Educational Leadership Program</span></font><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Dept. of Counseling, Educational
Leadership, and School Psychology</span></font><font size=1 color=blue><span
style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Adams</span></font></st1:place><font
size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:blue'> 103</span></font><font size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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  color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:blue'>Rhode Island</span></font></st1:PlaceName><font size=1
 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
 color:blue'> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></span></font></st1:place><font
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  color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:blue'>600 Mount Pleasant Avenue</span></font></st1:address></st1:Street><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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  color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:blue'>Providence</span></font></st1:City><font size=1 color=blue
 face=Arial><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">RI</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">02908-1991</st1:PostalCode></span></font></st1:place><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>tel.:&nbsp; 401-456-8577</span></font><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>email:&nbsp; sgracia@ric.edu</span></font><font
size=1 color=blue><span style='font-size:9.0pt;color:blue'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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