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Bigsteps

DOS version prior to WINSTEPS

Windows 7, 64-bit Windows: Please run in DOSBox

For complete information about Windows-native WINSTEPS.

Free version of BIGSTEPS 2.82 can be downloaded here. Users of earlier versions, please update to this.

Bigsteps is a DOS-based Rasch measurement program. It has most of the functionality of WINSTEPS, but lacks a Windows interface and recent enhancements. Its capacity is 3,000 items and 20,000 persons (cases). You may copy, distribute and use it without charge or time-limit. Of course, we hope you will want to purchase the full version of WINSTEPS (which can analyze 30,000 items and 10,000,000 persons, and has many other additional capabilities).

Free evaluation/student/demo version of WINSTEPS, called MINISTEP. Contains all Winsteps features except limited to 25 items and 75 persons (cases). Please copy, distribute and use.

 

BIGSTEPS

BIGSTEPS, DOS precursor to WINSTEPS. Final Version: 2.82, December 1998. Data capacity: 20,000+ persons by 3,000 items.

You may download the self-extracting, self-installation file for BIGSTEPS, the free DOS precursor to Winsteps (size 200KB)

  1. Download bigdos.exe
  2. "Save as" into "c:\windows\desktop\bigdos.exe"
  3. Click on "bigdos.exe" on your desktop to install BIGSTEPS into your prefered directory, the precursor to Winsteps
  4. Delete "bigdos.exe".
  5. Run "Bigsteps" from your DOS prompt.

BIGSTEPS does not run under some versions of Windows.
BIGSTEPS has minimal support - if you need customer support, please purchase Winsteps

 

BIGSTEPS User's Manual (1998) in PDF format
You can download a PDF file containing Bigsteps.pdf, the entire text of the BIGSTEPS User's Manual. (612KB)
Download bigsteps.pdf, the BIGSTEPS User Manual in PDF format

WINSTEPS-MINISTEP User Manual On-Line This User Manual is also useful for BIGSTEPS
Go to WINSTEPS-MINISTEP User Manual

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Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
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March 31, 2017, Fri. Conference: 11th UK Rasch Day, Warwick, UK, www.rasch.org.uk
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Oct. 13 - Nov. 10, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 10-16, 2018, Wed.-Tues. In-person workshop: Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory and the application of RUMM2030, Perth, Australia (D. Andrich), Announcement
Jan. 17-19, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Rasch Conference: Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement, Matilda Bay Club, Perth, Australia, Website
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
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