Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Many-Facet Rasch Measurement

Online course “Many-Facet Rasch Measurement” will  cover the analysis and interpretation of judge-intermediated ratings, like essay grading, Olympic ice-skating, therapist ratings of patient behavior, etc. Specifically, you will learn how to assess whether raters function (as desired) interchangeably, or whether they differ systematically in ways that can impair the overall rating system.

Dr. Everett V. Smith, Jr will present his course “Many-Facet Rasch Measurement” online at For more details please visit at Many-Facet Rasch Measurement.

Who can take this course:
Researchers and analysts in education, psychology, medicine and other fields who deal with data that include ratings from human judges.

Course Program:

Course outline: The course is structured as follows

WEEK 1: Software Operation and Basic Concepts
  • Software installation and operation
  • Facets, elements, persons, items, raters
  • Data entry methods, including using Excel
  • Rasch measurement concepts
  • Dichotomous and polytomous models
  • Rasch measures and measurement rulers

WEEK 2: Fit Analysis and Measurement Models
  • A two-facet dichotomous analysis
  • Observations, measures, expectations and residuals
  • Mean-square and standardized fit statistics
  • Outfit and Infit statistics
  • A three-facet polytomous analysis
  • Reliability, separation and inter-rater reliability
  • Rating scale structures

WEEK 3: Estimation and Interactions
  • A four-facet polytomous analysis
  • Missing data
  • Bias/interaction analysis
  • Graphing interactions with Excel
  • Recoding the data
  • Interactions with dummy facets

WEEK 4: Anchoring
  • Subset detection and remedies
  • Anchoring, linking and equating
  • Judging plan and Generalizability Theory
  • Prettifying output for communication

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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