News & Related Activities

Related activities for those interested in Rasch analysis

Various conferences, workshops and resources can be found which may be of interest to those seeking to apply Rasch measurement models.

Here are some which we think will be of interest.

Congresses and Workshops

July 25th 2014 - In-person workshop: Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes in Older Adults, Chicago (http://www.rehabmeasures.org/)

August 2nd - 6th 2014 - PROMS2014, Guangzhou, China: Sat.-Sun. workshops; Mon.-Wed. symposium; Thurs. tour (http://www.confchina.com/)

September 3rd - 5th 2014 - IMEKO International Measurement Confederation Symposium, Madeira Island, Portugal (http://www.imekotc7-2014.pt/)

September 30th 2014 - Submission deadline: 6th Rasch Conference: Sixth International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement in Education, Psychology, Social Science and Health, Cape Town, South Africa (www.rasch.co.za/conference.php)

October 8th - 10th 2014 - IACAT Conference: International Association of Computerized Adaptive Testing, Princeton, New Jersey - (iacat.org/conference)

January 12th - 14th 2015 - 6th Rasch Conference: Sixth International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement in Education, Psychology, Social Science and Health, Cape Town, South Africa (www.rasch.co.za/conference.php)

March 20th 2015 - UK Rasch User Group Meeting, London, United Kingdom (http://www.rasch.org.uk/)

April 16th - 20th 2015 - AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago IL (http://www.aera.net/)

Teaching from the Psylab Group

Introductory workshops and similar courses in Rasch Analysis

University of Leeds, UK - Mike Horton (m.c.horton@leeds.ac.uk)

Melbourne, Australia - Dr Julie Pallant (jpallant@unimelb.edu.au)

Goteborg Sweden - Dr Asa Lundgren Nilsson (asa.lundgren-nilsson@rehab.gu.se)

Louvain-La-Neuve Belgium - Laure Vandervelde (Laure.Vandervelde@read.ucl.ac.be)

Bologna, Italy - Dr Fabio La Porta (fabio.laporta@ymail.com)

Ankara, Turkey - Dr Atilla Elhan (ahelhan@yahoo.com)

Aukland, New Zealand - Dr Paula Kersten (paula.kersten@aut.ac.nz)

Online Teaching from elsewhere

July 4th - August 1st 2014 - On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps) (http://www.statistics.com/)

July 28th - November 22nd 2014 - On-line course: Introduction to Rasch Measurement Theory (D. Andrich, I. Marais) (www.education.uwa.edu.au/ppl/courses)

August 9th - September 5th 2014 - On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets) (http://www.statistics.com/)

September 12th - October 10th 2014 - On-line workshop: Rasch Applications in Clinical Assessment, Survey Research, and Educational Measurement (W.P. Fisher) (http://www.statistics.com/)

October 17th - November 14th 2014 - On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps) (http://www.statistics.com/)

January 2nd - 30th 2015 - On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps) (http://www.statistics.com/)

Other Resources

Authors Title Language Details
George Engelhard Jr. Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch models in the Social, Behavioural and Health Sciences. Routledge: New York, 2013 English Helps if you have school level algebra (but you can skip the difficult bits)
Bond TG, Fox CM Applying the Rasch model: Fundamental measurement in the human sciences. (Second Edition) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New Jersey, 2007 English Not requiring and algebraic skills
Wilson M Constructing Measures. An item response modelling approach. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New Jersey, 2005 English Helps if you have school level algebra (but you can skip the difficult bits)
Bezruczko N Rasch measurement in health sciences. JAM press, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 2005 English Helps if you have school level algebra (but you can skip the difficult bits)
Smith EV, Smith RM Introduction to Rasch measurement. JAM press, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 2004 English Helps if you have school level algebra (but you can skip the difficult bits)
Penta M, Arnould C, Decruynaere C Développer et interpréter une échelle de mesure. Mardaga: Sprimont (Belgique), 2005. (ISBN 2-87009-897-9) French Helps if you have school level algebra (but you can skip the difficult bits)
Andrich D Rasch models for measurement. Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences No 68. Sage, London, 1988 English Helps if you have a good grasp of algebra!

Web based resources

The Institute For Objective Measurement (www.rasch.org)

Rasch Measurement Transactions (www.rasch.org/rmt)

Journals

The Journal of Applied Measurement (www.jampress.org)