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FeatureWinstepsFacets
Free student/evaluation softwareMinistepMinifac
Typical dataMultiple choice tests, true-false items, attitude surveysRated performances, sports competitions, paired comparisons
Data layoutRectangular: persons & items, 2-facet2-facet; 3-facet: persons, items, judges; 4-facet: persons, items, judges, occasions; 5- to 255- facets; one-facet: paired comparisons; and more...
Data capacity9,999,999 persons by 60,000 itemsOver 1,600,000 persons + items + judges + tasks +...
up to 2 billion observations, tested to 250 million
Reporting30+ major tables, files, plots, graphs8+ major tables, files, plots, graphs
Conceptualization & InterpretationSimplerMore complex
Rasch ModelsDichotomous, Andrich Rating-Scale, Masters' Partial Credit, and moreDichotomous, Andrich Rating-Scale, Masters' Partial Credit, Poisson Counts, Binomial Trials, and more
AdviceUse Winsteps if the data can be formatted as a rectangle, e.g,, persons-itemsUse Facets when Winsteps won't do the job

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Facets Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation Minifac download
Winsteps Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation Ministep download

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 Rasch Measurement Models: Interpreting WINSTEPS and FACETS Output, R. Smith & S. Wind Fairness, Justice and Language Assessment (Winsteps, Facets), McNamara, Knoch, Fan Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences (Winsteps), Boone, Stave, Yale
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
Rasch Measurement: Applications, Khine Winsteps Tutorials - free Facets Tutorials - free Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (Facets) - free, J.M. Linacre Rasch Measurement research papers - free
Other Rasch Resources: Rasch Measurement YouTube Channel
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 Rasch Measurement Transactions - free Journal of Applied Measurement
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 Rating Scale Analysis - free, Wright & Masters
Diseño de Mejores Pruebas - free, Spanish Best Test Design Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory, Andrich, Marais Rasch Models in Health, Christensen, Kreiner, Mesba Multivariate and Mixture Distribution Rasch Models, von Davier, Carstensen
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Coming Winsteps & Facets Events
Jan. 21 - Feb. 18, 2022, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
May 20 - June 17, 2022, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 24 - July 22, 2022, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 12 - Sept. 9, 2022, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Oct. 7 - Nov. 4, 2022, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 23 - July 21, 2023, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 11 - Sept. 8, 2023, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com

 

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