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State-of-the-art software For constructing linear measures from ordinal data in social science, education, rehabilitation medicine, market research, and more, Winsteps and Facets are designed to be fast, efficient, productive, comprehensive - and innovative. We are always looking out for new features to incorporate and new areas of application. Winsteps features : Facets features
single-user and site licenses Single-user license: install on all your own PCs for your own use. Site-licenses: economical personal-circle (users personally known to you) and institutional site licenses
free student/evaluation versions the free student/evaluation versions of Winsteps (called Ministep) and of Facets (called Minifac) have all the capabilities of the full versions, but restricted dataset sizes. The old MS-DOS versions are also free, Bigsteps and Facdos.
download immediately When you purchase online from our software sales agents, MyCommerce-ShareIt, the software can be downloaded immediately. Download instructions and password are on the purchase-acknowledgement webpage.
instructional PDFs Winsteps and Facets Tutorials, as free downloadable PDFs, guide you through common procedures, step by step.
user manuals Winsteps and Facets User Manuals contain comprehensive instructions, examples and explanations about how to use the software and interpret its output
user forum Users of Winsteps, Facets or any Rasch software are invited to share your expertise and answer questions on the Rasch, Winsteps and Facets Forum
assistance by email We want our software to be productive for you. There are many examples in the Winsteps Help and Facets Help files. We will also do our best to assist you by email by answering brief technical questions (use the form below). Many new features of our software are the result of users asking "How do I .... ?" For more comprehensive assistance, please hire a consultant.
bugs fixed fast Installation problems?. We want your software to be up and running. If you have a problem with our software, please email Mike Linacre, author of Winsteps:

- the more detail, the better. Bugs are fixed fast and you are emailed to download revised software (or a work-around), often within hours - certainly at the next scheduled software update. Program author, Mike Linacre, uses the software himself. He is eager to have it work correctly in all situations.
free update eligibility Updates to the software often include substantial new features. You are notified by email and on this website when new versions are available for download. Eligibility: free within one year of initial purchase, or free within two years of update renewal. Every purchaser is eligible for at least one free update. Please email Mike Linacre, author of Winsteps: to request current password and download details at any time. When your free update period expires, you will be notified by email of the update renewal procedure for two more years at $US 49.00.
backwards compatible New versions of Winsteps and Facets are backward compatible with earlier control and data files for Winsteps, Bigsteps and its predecessors, back to 1987. Facets back to its first version in 1987. Estimates and output Tables and files are as compatible as possible with their predecessors. Your earlier efforts and investments are not lost. Upgrading/updating are as painless as we can make them. Note: Default settings of some control variables (GROUPS=, STKEEP=) may have changed.
money back if not satisfied Winsteps and Facets are intended to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. See what our users have said. Please download our free evaluation versions of Winsteps (Ministep) and Facets (Minifac) to verify that our software meets your needs. If you are not satisfied with our software, notify us within 90 days of purchase. For purchases by credit card, we will refund your software payment to your credit card immediately. Payments made by other means will be refunded by check inside the USA. Outside the USA, contact us for special arrangements. Return nothing to us.

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Facets Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation Minifac download
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Rasch Books and Publications: Winsteps and Facets
Applying the Rasch Model (Winsteps, Facets) 4th Ed., Bond, Yan, Heene Advances in Rasch Analyses in the Human Sciences (Winsteps, Facets) 1st Ed., Boone, Staver Advances in Applications of Rasch Measurement in Science Education, X. Liu & W. J. Boone Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences (Winsteps) Boone, Staver, Yale Appliquer le modèle de Rasch: Défis et pistes de solution (Winsteps) E. Dionne, S. Béland
Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets), Thomas Eckes Rasch Models for Solving Measurement Problems (Facets), George Engelhard, Jr. & Jue Wang Statistical Analyses for Language Testers (Facets), Rita Green Invariant Measurement with Raters and Rating Scales: Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments (Facets), George Engelhard, Jr. & Stefanie Wind Aplicação do Modelo de Rasch (Português), de Bond, Trevor G., Fox, Christine M
Exploring Rating Scale Functioning for Survey Research (R, Facets), Stefanie Wind Rasch Measurement: Applications, Khine Winsteps Tutorials - free
Facets Tutorials - free
Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets) - free, J.M. Linacre Fairness, Justice and Language Assessment (Winsteps, Facets), McNamara, Knoch, Fan
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Rasch Measurement Transactions & Rasch Measurement research papers - free An Introduction to the Rasch Model with Examples in R (eRm, etc.), Debelak, Strobl, Zeigenfuse Rasch Measurement Theory Analysis in R, Wind, Hua Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R, Lamprianou El modelo métrico de Rasch: Fundamentación, implementación e interpretación de la medida en ciencias sociales (Spanish Edition), Manuel González-Montesinos M.
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Rasch Models for Measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Best Test Design - free, Wright & Stone
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Coming Rasch-related Events
May 17 - June 21, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
June 12 - 14, 2024, Wed.-Fri. 1st Scandinavian Applied Measurement Conference, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden
June 21 - July 19, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
Aug. 5 - Aug. 7, 2024, Mon.-Wed. 2024 Inaugural Conference of the Society for the Study of Measurement (Berkeley, CA), Call for Proposals
Aug. 9 - Sept. 6, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets),
Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, 2024, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
Jan. 17 - Feb. 21, 2025, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
May 16 - June 20, 2025, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps),
June 20 - July 18, 2025, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Facets),
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