Thursday, 13 June 2013

Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics

The course,Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics”, introduces exciting new topics and delves into earlier topics more deeply. Meaningful findings always require careful screening of data, and may require judicious data selection and editing. Even the most profound findings are ignored by decision-makers unless they are presented clearly, powerfully and briefly. In accord with these precepts, you are guided toward successfully analyzing data and communicating your findings. Dr. Everett V. Smith, Jr  will offer his online course "Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics," at For more details please visit

Who can take this course:
Survey researchers, social scientists who use surveys or questionnaires in their work, education assessment analysts and managers

Course Program:

Course outline: The course is structured as follows
SESSION 1: Analysis of Dichotomous Data
  • Winsteps software installation and operation
  • Analysis with missing data
  • Correlations and local fit-statistics
  • Item-person maps
  • Estimating measures from dichotomous data

SESSION 2: Analysis of Polytomous Data
  • Importing data from SPSS, SAS, Stata, Excel and more
  • Rescoring data
  • Polytomous models
  • Polytomous estimation
  • Average measures and category thresholds

SESSION 3: Investigating Text Functioning
  • Subtotals
  • Differential Item Functioning
  • Dimensionality

SESSION 4: Test Equating
  • Test equating: separate and concurrent
  • Prettifying output

The instructor is, Dr. Everett V. Smith Jr., Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and co-editor of "Introduction to Rasch Measurement: Theory, Models, and Applications," "Rasch Measurement: Advanced and Specialized Applications," and more. He serves as the Associate Editor for the "Journal of Applied Measurement" and is on the editorial boards of "Educational and Psychological Measurement" and the "Journal of Nursing Measurement."

You will be able to ask questions and exchange comments with the instructors via a private discussion board throughout the course.   The courses take place online at in a series of 4 weekly lessons and assignments, and require about 15 hours/week.  Participate at your own convenience; there are no set times when you must be online. You have the flexibility to work a bit every day, if that is your preference, or concentrate your work in just a couple of days.

For Indian participants accepts registration for its courses at special prices in Indian Rupees through its partner, the Center for eLearning and Training (C-eLT), Pune.

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