Russia, Moscow

Rasch Modeling and Behind

when 5 August 2019 - 10 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee RUB 30000

The course is designed to introduce participants to the principles of objective measurement and build the foundation for using two most common Rasch measurement models: the Rasch model for dichotomous data and the Rasch Rating Scale model. The former is widely used in testing pass/fail situations while the latter is applicable in the analysis of survey or assessment data comprised of ratings. Both models provide rich item and person diagnostics that allow test developers and users to evaluate the extent to which the instrument meaningfully measures intended content in addition to making objective comparisons of scores across different subgroups of interest and over time. Partial Credit Model and Rasch Regression will also be introduced.

Course leader

Dr. Christine Fox (University of Toledo)
Dr. Svetlana Beltyukova (University of Toledo)

Target group

Social scientists and students

Course aim

Learning Objectives:
- Verbalize the principles of fundamental measurement
- Choose and interpret basic Rasch diagnostics
- Construct and run a WINSTEPS control file for a Dichotomous Model
- Interpret outputs for a Dichotomous Model
- Run a WINSTEPS control file for a Rating Scale Model
- Interpret outputs for a Rating Scale Model
- Recognize the need for the Partial Credit Model
- Describe the difference between the Rating Scale and Partial Credit models
- Choose user-friendly scales and outputs for presenting findings
- Identify and make decisions about misfitting persons and items
- Identify and interpret Differential Item Functioning
- Identify and make decisions about redundant items
- Construct iterative control file for Rasch Regression
- Interpret outputs within larger validation framework

Fee info

RUB 30000: Non-CIS enrollees can take advantage of an early bird offer of RUB 30,000 (approximately EUR 405) until April 15, 2019.
The Fees stated cover tuition for a selected Track, lunch and two coffee breaks daily, and handouts. Travel and accommodation are paid by participants.
Note that you should proceed to pay your School Fee ONLY AFTER a notice is received to confirm that you qualify and have been officially admitted to your chosen School Track (i.e., NOT upon registration).
RUB 32767: The School Fee for participants from outside the CIS is RUB 38,000 (approximately EUR 512) if they register after April 15, 2019.
The Fees stated cover tuition for a selected Track, lunch and two coffee breaks daily, and handouts. Travel and accommodation are paid by participants.
Note that you should proceed to pay your School Fee ONLY AFTER a notice is received to confirm that you qualify and have been officially admitted to your chosen School Track (i.e., NOT upon registration).