Starting Winsteps in Windows
A typical analysis requires two components: control information and data. These can be in separate computer files or can be combined in one file. The results of the analysis are written to output files.
1) Double-click the Winsteps Icon on the Desktop.
To change the Winsteps starting folder,
right-click on the icon
highlight and click on properties
click the shortcut tab
change the "Start in" path to the path to the desired folder.
or 2) Click on Start button
Point to Programs
Point to Winsteps
Click on Winsteps icon
or 3) Drag your control file onto your Winsteps icon.
If program hangs during "Constructing Winsteps.ini ..." then see Initialization Fails
Welcome to Winsteps!
Control + Data Setup Procedure: If you need help to set up a new control file, click this and go to control and data file set-up.
Import from Excel, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Tabbed Text: takes you to the Excel/RSSST dialog
Text-File Instructions: takes you to the do-it-yourself instructions
No: Winsteps asks you for the names of your input and report output files. There are example files already in the Winsteps\examples directory.
Don't ask again: makes "No" the standard option here. You can reset this using Edit Initial Settings
Help displays this page.
To select your control file:
Winsteps asks: Please enter name of Winsteps control file:
(a) You can type it in ...
Please enter name of Winsteps control file: KCT.TXT(Enter)
or (b) Click on the Files pull-down menu, "Open File", to get a file dialog box.
or (c) Click-on a file name from the bottom of the Files menu list.
or (d) Press your Enter key
This displays a standard Windows open dialog box - try it.
You can also edit files directly from the file dialog box by right-clicking on them and selecting "Edit".
Control file name? (e.g., kct.txt). Press Enter for Dialog Box: Example0.txt(Enter)
Please enter name of report output file: (Enter)
If you only press Enter, a temporary output file will be used.
If you type in a file name, that file will be created and used.
If you want the file dialog box, use 'Open File' on the File pull-down menu.
Extra specifications (if any). Press Enter to analyze):? (e.g., MJMLE=1), or press Enter: (Enter)
Usually you have none, so merely press Enter.
This is used for making just-in-time changes to your control file instructions, for this run only.
Winsteps will now construct measures (i.e., analyze) the Liking for Science data from RSA.
At the end of the run, using the Output Tables pull-down menu you can request further output Tables to be produced interactively and displayed on the screen. If you want to save any of these, use the Save As option when they are displayed. If you omit to save them, they are written as "ws.txt" files, and can be recovered from the Recycle Bin.
If the Edit menu and Output Tables menu don't work properly, then see Changing your Word Processor setting.
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|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 Rasch-related Events|
|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|
|Jan. 22-24, 2018, Mon-Wed.||In-person workshop: Rasch Measurement for Everybody en español (A. Tristan, Winsteps), San Luis Potosi, Mexico. www.ieia.com.mx|
|April 10-12, 2018, Tues.-Thurs.||Rasch Conference: IOMW, New York, NY, www.iomw.org|
|April 13-17, 2018, Fri.-Tues.||AERA, New York, NY, www.aera.net|
|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|
|Sept. 3 - 6, 2018, Mon.-Thurs.||IMEKO World Congress, Belfast, Northern Ireland www.imeko2018.org|
|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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