# Rasch - Winsteps - Facets Online Rasch Tutorial PDFs

Learn how to use Winsteps and Facets to do Rasch analysis

Please see "Coming Events" below for Courses, Workshops and Conferences

There are many Rasch, Winsteps and Facets Video Explanations and Tutorials on YouTube and www.rasch.org/rasch.htm
Winsteps Rasch Tutorials
Instructor: Mike Linacre, Ph.D.

Tutorial 1. Software Operation, Dichotomous Data, and Data-file construction
Winsteps software installation and operation
Basic reporting
Pathways and bubble charts
Prettifying reporting
Rasch concepts and fundamental measurement
Dichotomous model, probabilities and logarithms
Constructing data files with Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata

Tutorial 2. Fit Analysis and Rating Scales
Rasch-Andrich rating scale model
Item-category average measures
Model and empirical item characteristic curves
Rasch fit statistics for dichotomies: Infit and Outfit
Mean-square and standardized fit statistics
Polytomous fit statistics
Scalograms

Tutorial 3. Partial Credit Scales, Reliability and Anchoring
Rasch-Masters partial credit model
Polytomous models for subsets of items
Category probability curves
Category descriptions and thresholds
Standard errors and reliability
Anchoring

Tutorial 4. Differential Item Functioning and Dimensionality
Differential test functioning
Differential item functioning (DIF)
Uniform DIF and non-uniform DIF
Investigating multi-dimensionality
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Winsteps Rasch Tutorials - Further
Instructor: Mike Linacre, Ph.D.

Tutorial-Further 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

Tutorial-Further 2. Analysis of polytomous data
Importing real, messy data from SPSS, SAS, Stata, Excel and more
Rescoring and cleaning up messy data
Polytomous models: Andrich rating-scale, Masters partial-credit, Grouped rating-scale
Polytomous estimation
Average measures and category thresholds

Tutorial-Further 3. Investigating test functioning
Anchoring (fixing) abilities, difficulties and rating-scale structures
Subtotals
Differential Item Functioning (DIF analysis)
Dimensionality

Tutorial-Further 4. Test equating
Test equating: separate and concurrent
Prettifying output
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Facets: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement Tutorials
Instructor: Mike Linacre, Ph.D.

Tutorial 1. Software operation and basic concepts
Facets 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

Tutorial 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

Tutorial 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

Tutorial 4. Anchoring
Connectivity, subset detection and remedies
Element anchoring and group anchoring
Prettifying output for communication
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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 with Raters and Rating Scales: Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments, George Engelhard, Jr. & Stefanie Wind 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 Winsteps & Facets Events
May 22 - 24, 2018, Tues.-Thur. EALTA 2018 pre-conference workshop (Introduction to Rasch measurement using WINSTEPS and FACETS, Thomas Eckes & Frank Weiss-Motz), https://ealta2018.testdaf.de
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 27 - 29, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Measurement at the Crossroads: History, philosophy and sociology of measurement, Paris, France., https://measurement2018.sciencesconf.org
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
July 25 - July 27, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS), (Preconference workshops July 23-24, 2018) Fudan University, Shanghai, China "Applying Rasch Measurement in Language Assessment and across the Human Sciences" www.promsociety.org
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com

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