Rasch - Winsteps - Facets Online Rasch Tutorial PDFs

Learn how to use Winsteps and Facets to do Rasch analysis

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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.
 

Please download data files: further-data.zip

 
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: 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
Winsteps Tutorials Facets Tutorials Rasch Discussion Groups

Coming Rasch-related Events
Feb. 27 - June 24, 2017, Mon.-Sat. On-line: Advanced course in Rasch Measurement Theory (EDUC5606), Website
March 31, 2017, Fri. Conference: 11th UK Rasch Day, Warwick, UK, www.rasch.org.uk
April 2-3, 2017, Sun.-Mon. Conference: Validity Evidence for Measurement in Mathematics Education (V-M2Ed), San Antonio, TX, Information
April 26-30, 2017, Wed.-Sun. NCME, San Antonio, TX, www.ncme.org
April 27 - May 1, 2017, Thur.-Mon. AERA, San Antonio, TX, www.aera.net
May 26 - June 23, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 30 - July 29, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
July 31 - Aug. 3, 2017, Mon.-Thurs. Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium 2017: Measurement Science challenges in Natural and Social Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, imeko-tc7-rio.org.br
Aug. 7-9, 2017, Mon-Wed. PROMS 2017: Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, proms.promsociety.org/2017/
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Aug. 18-21, 2017, Fri.-Mon. IACAT 2017: International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, Niigata, Japan, iacat.org
Sept. 15-16, 2017, Fri.-Sat. IOMC 2017: International Outcome Measurement Conference, Chicago, jampress.org/iomc2017.htm
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
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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