Subset detection = Yes

Subsets in the data indicate a lack of identifiability of the estimates. An infinity of different sets of estimates would produce the same fit to the Rasch model. Subsets = Yes requests Facets to report this problem of "connectedness".

 

Raw scores provide a Procrustean solution to the problem of connectedness: a rating of "1" implies the same level of performance everywhere, i.e, all judges are equally severe. Rasch says that the meaning of a "1" depends on its context. This enables more meaning to be extracted from the data, but also requires more care of the analyst and test designer. In Facets, Procrustean solutions are still available through the use of anchoring.

 

Subset detection = No or Bypass

do not detect subsets. Warning message:

"Warning (2)! Subset checking bypassed"

Subset detection = List

detect subsets. Show list in Table 6. Subset numbers in Table 7.

Subset detection = Report

detect subsets. Show rulers and list in Table 6. Subset numbers in Table 7.

Subset detection = Yes (the default)

detect subsets, show details in Table 7, but do not show details in Table 6 unless checked in the Table 6 dialog box

 

Facets attempts to discover if the data permit the construction of one unambiguous measurement system. Specify Subset detect=No to bypass detection. Use this to speed up later runs, once data connectivity has been verified.

 

Subsets are listed in Table 6.0.0 and identified with the elements in Table 7. If subsets exist in the data, use the Output Files menu, Subset group-anchor file option to obtain group-anchor values to resolve the subsetting.

 

Example: Analyzing Subsets.txt

 

Subsets = No or Subsets = Bypass: "Warning (2)! Subset checking bypassed"

 

Subsets = Yes

 

Table 6.0

There are 2 disconnected subsets identified in Table 7.

 

Table 7.1.1  Senior scientists Measurement Report

in subset: 2

 

Subsets = List

 

Table 6.0.0  Disjoint Subset Element Listing.

Subset number: 1

Facet: 1. Senior scientists  2 Elements: 1 2

Facet: 2. Junior Scientists  3 Elements: 1-3

 

Table 7.1.1  Senior scientists Measurement Report

in subset: 2

 

Subsets = Report

 

Table 6.0.l Facet Vertical "Rulers".

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+

|Measr|+Senior scientists    |+Junior Scientists   |+Traits   |Scale|

|-----+----------------------+---------------------+----------+-----|

|  65 +                      + Betty  - subset 1   +          + (9) |

|  55 +                      + David - subset 2    + Attack   +  5  |

|  45 + Avogadro - subset 1  + Anne  - subset 1  2 + Clarity  +  4  |

|  35 + Davey - subset 2     +                     +          + (1) |

|-----+----------------------+---------------------+----------+-----|

|Measr|+Senior scientists    |+Junior Scientists   |+Traits   |Scale|

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Table 6.0.0  Disjoint Subset Element Listing.

Subset number: 1

Facet: 1. Senior scientists  2 Elements: 1 2

Facet: 2. Junior Scientists  3 Elements: 1-3

 

Table 7.1.1  Senior scientists Measurement Report

in subset: 2


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