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style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>Seems rather straightforward.&nbsp;
Separate the engagement questions and satisfaction questions.&nbsp; Put them
into separate Rasch&#8217;s and one with both sets in a single one. &nbsp;Do a
factor analysis on the residuals <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;color:blue'>My Best,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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  color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:blue'>Michael</span></font></st1:PlaceName><font
 color=blue><span style='color:blue'> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Lamport</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Commons</st1:PlaceType></span></font></st1:place><font
color=blue><span style='color:blue'>, Ph.D.<br>
Assistant Clinical Professor<br>
Program in Psychiatry and the Law<br>
Department of Psychiatry<br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Harvard</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Medical</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Beth</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Israel</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Deaconess</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Medical</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
<st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">234 Huron Avenue</st1:address></st1:Street><br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Cambridge</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">MA</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">02138-1328</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;color:blue'>Telephone (617) 497-5270<br>
Facsimile (617) 491-5270<br>
<a href="mailto:Commons@tiac.net">Commons@tiac.net</a><br>
<a href="http://dareassociation.org/">http://dareassociation.org/</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au [mailto:rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au] <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Joe Albano<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:18
AM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> rasch@acer.edu.au<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Rasch] Graduate Student
Seeking RM Assistance </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Hello &#8211; <br>
&nbsp;<br>
Joe Albano here &#8211; I&#8217;m a graduate student looking for some
assistance with my dissertation research. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>I attended the Rasch Workshop that Ev Smith and Richard
Smith held in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Chicago</st1:City></st1:place>
in April this year. I am in the Psychology Program at <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Saybrook</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Graduate</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType>
and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Research</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in SF focusing on Organizational
Systems issues. It&#8217;s a distance learning program &#8211; I&#8217;m based
near <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Indianapolis</st1:City></st1:place>.
<br>
&nbsp;<br>
I&#8217;m writing to ask for help with some work that I would like to do.
Saybrook tends to have a rather qualitative bent and I am attempting to design
a mixed method study for my dissertation. I believe that Rasch Measurement may
be appropriate for the quantitative component. I spoke to our director of
research who informed met that no Rasch expertise exists among the faculty and
that I would have to identify and engage outside expertise in order to use
Rasch methods. <br>
&nbsp;<br>
I believe that the project will be relatively straightforward. &shy;I&#8217;m
attempting to create an inventory to assess the strength of employee
engagement. The preexisting instruments I have been able to locate conflate
engagement and satisfaction. <br>
&nbsp;<br>
I am requesting and would appreciate any assistance anyone can provide in
identifying a resource interested in helping me out. I&#8217;d also be
interested in publishing an article regarding my experience &shy;if we determine
that such a basic application would add value to the literature &#8211; perhaps
a cookbook for basic scale development using RM. If such a cookbook already
exists, any pointers to it would be great!<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Best regards,<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=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Joe.<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=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Joe Albano</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><a href="mailto:joealbano2@earthlink.net">joealbano2@earthlink.net</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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