Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences / Edition 2

Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences / Edition 2

by Trevor Bond, Christine M. Fox, Trevor G. Bond
     
 

Written in an accessible style, this book facilitates a deep understanding of the Rasch model. Authors Bond and Fox review the crucial properties of the Rasch model and demonstrate its use with a wide range of examples including the measurement of educational achievement, human development, attitudes, and medical rehabilitation. A glossary and numerous

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Written in an accessible style, this book facilitates a deep understanding of the Rasch model. Authors Bond and Fox review the crucial properties of the Rasch model and demonstrate its use with a wide range of examples including the measurement of educational achievement, human development, attitudes, and medical rehabilitation. A glossary and numerous illustrations further aid the reader's understanding. The authors demonstrate how to apply Rasch analysis and prepare readers to perform their own analyses and interpret the results. Updated throughout, highlights of the Second Edition include:
• a new CD that features an introductory version of the latest Winsteps program and the data files for the book's examples, preprogrammed to run using Winsteps;
• a new chapter on invariance that highlights the parallels between physical and human science measurement;
• a new appendix on analyzing data to help those new to Rasch analysis;
• more explanation of the key concepts and item characteristic curves;
• a new empirical example with data sets demonstrates the many facets of the Rasch model and other new examples; and
• an increased focus on issues related to unidimensionality, multidimensionality, and the Rasch factor analysis of residuals. Applying the Rasch Model is intended for researchers and practitioners in psychology, especially developmental psychologists, education, health care, medical rehabilitation, business, government, and those interested in measuring attitude, ability, and/or performance. The book is an excellent text for use in courses on advanced research methods, measurement, or quantitative analysis. Significant knowledge of statistics is not required.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805854626
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Why Measurement Is Fundamental1
2Important Principles of Measurement Made Explicit9
3Basic Principles of the Rasch Model20
4Building a Set of Items for Measurement36
5Test Equating: Can Two Tests Measure the Same Ability?52
6Measurement Using Likert Scales66
7The Partial Credit Rasch Model88
8Measuring Facets Beyond Ability and Difficulty106
9Revealing Stage-Based Development119
10The Rasch Model Applied Across the Human Sciences139
11Rasch Modeling Applied: Rating Scale Design158
12The Question of Model Fit173
13A Synthetic Overview187
App. ATechnical Aspects of the Rasch Model199
App. BRasch Resources210
Glossary229
References235

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