## Chapter 5: The PRTIII Test

You will need to read the text of the book to understand these examples. Official authors' website: Bond & Fox
Winsteps numerical results may differ somewhat from those in Bond & Fox due to differences in estimation procedures.

B&F PRTIII data p. 53

The entire dataset is obtained from www.facebook.com/ApplyingTheRaschModelBondFox.

Piagetian Reasoning Test - III data.

The original data set contains 13 items, and the same 150 children who took the BLOT test. Ministep will process the first 75 children.

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Title = "B&F PRTIII data: 13  items"
Item1 = 5        ; Response to first item is in column 5
NI    = 13       ; All 13 items used.
Name1 = 1        ; Person identifier starts in column 1
Namelength = 3   ; Person identifier is 3 columns wide
Xwide = 1        ; Each observation is 1 columns wide
Codes = 10       ; valid codes are "1" and "0"
Total = Yes      ; show total raw scores
Chart = Yes      ; produce across-pathway picture
Mnsq  = No       ; use Standardized fit statistics
Uimean= 0        ; Item mean difficulty at 0.
Stbias= Yes      ; Adjust for estimation bias
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2                ; Please use item text, where possible!
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< to here. Then Copy.

Start Ministep.
Do not answer the "Control File Name?" question.
Go immediately to "Edit" pull-down menu.
Click on "Edit/Create File with WordPad"
"Paste Special" as "Unformatted Text" what you just copied above.

It should look exactly like the block above.

"Save as"
Go to the C:\WINSTEPS directory
File Name: bond5.txt
Save as type: Text document
"Save"
"You are about to save the document in a Text-Only format ..."
Click "Yes"

Click on Ministep or Winsteps on the bottom of your screen
"Control File Name?" displays.
Press the Enter key
Find bond5.txt in the file list.
Click on it.
Click "Open"

"Report output file name ..."
Press the Enter key

"Extra specifications ..."
Press the Enter key

Ministep runs.
Ministep reports "Measures constructed"

B&F Figure 5.1 paralled p. 55

Click on the "Output Tables" pull-down menu
Click on "13. ITEM Measure". The Table displays.
Scroll down to Table 13.2. This approximates Fig. 5.1
The items are in measure order along the pathway, see the left-hand column.
They spread across the pathway in the Infit Standardized central column.

B&F Table 5.1 p. 56

Click on the "Output Tables" pull-down menu
Click on "14. ITEM Measure". The Table displays.
Table 14.1 matches B&F Table 5.1.
The mean difficulty of the items is ".00".

B&F Figure 5.2 p. 56

To cross-plot the person measures:
Write a PFILE= from the BLOT data.
In a PRTIII analysis, use the "Plots" pull-down menu, then "Compare statistics". Compare measures, and specify the BLOT PFILE=

B&F Table 5.2 p. 56

Click on the "Output Tables" pull-down menu
Click on "18. PERSON entry". The Table displays.
Table 18.1 matches B&F Table 5.2.

For the BLOT results,
Click on "Start another MINSTEP"
Press Enter and select BLOT.txt
Run MINISTEP and produce Table 18.
Adjust the two Table 18 windows on your screen to obtain the complete B&F Table 5.2.

Note: The Winsteps instructions on p. 61 are conceptual.

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