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Get started with Facets Tutorial PDFs

Cover of McNamara: Measuring Second Language Performance Useful for all Facets users: "Measuring Second Language Performance" by T. F. McNamara, Addison-Wesley Longman, 1996. Available from Barnes & Noble. or
Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement by Thomas Eckes (2011), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
The book "Many-Facet Rasch Measurement" by John M. Linacre, Chicago: MESA Press, 1992, is available from
Minifac Installation problems?

Download Windows-native version of Minifac

MINIFAC is a reduced version of Facets. It has complete FACETS functionality, but is limited to 2,000 data points (responses). 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 Facets which can analyze an unlimited number of responses.

  1. Minifac: Standard Download
    Download MinifacInstall.exe
    Minifac: Secure Download from
    Download https://.../MinifacInstall.exe
  2. "Save as" "c:\windows\desktop\MinifacInstall.exe"
  3. Click on "MinifacInstall.exe" on your desktop to install MINIFAC, the free student/evaluation/demo version of Facets
    MINIFAC will start automatically.
  4. Select "Essays.txt" as an example data set.
    Press Enter in response to "Other" and "Output"
  5. Delete "MinifacInstall.exe"
  6. You can run MINIFAC by double-clicking the short-cut on your desktop.

Facform, free data-formatter for Facets

Our recommendation: use EXCEL etc. instead

  1. Freeware Facform data formatter Download FacformInstall.exe

Facets & Facform User Manuals and On-Line Help

  1. Get started with Facets Tutorial PDFs

  2. Go to Facets Online Help

  3. Go to Facform Online Help for Facets data formatter

  4. Facets User Manual PDF Download Facets-Manual.pdf.
  5. Facform User Manual PDF Download Facform-Manual.pdf.

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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
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez
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Coming Rasch-related Events
Oct. 25-27, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Applying the Rasch Model hands-on introductory workshop, Melbourne, Australia (T. Bond, B&FSteps), Announcement
Dec. 6-8, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Introductory Rasch Analysis using RUMM2030, Leeds, UK (M. Horton), Announcement
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
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
Jan. 22-24, 2018, Mon-Wed. In-person workshop: Rasch Measurement for Everybody (A. Tristan, Winsteps), San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
April 10-12, 2018, Tues.-Thurs. Rasch Conference: IOMW, New York, NY,
April 13-17, 2018, Fri.-Tues. AERA, New York, NY,
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets),
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),


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