Rasch analysis is a psychometric technique which places the proficiency level of test takers, and the relative difficulty of items on a common scale. Rasch software (such as Winsteps) is used to calibrate the data and produces statistical measures for items and test takers. This analysis provides statistical data on the relative difficulty and consistency of the items, and the relative performance of test takers. Rasch analysis is suitable for pre- and post-testing of items in receptive skills tests.
The course will be presented by Professor Anthony Green (CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire) and Jane Lloyd (Cambridge University Press and Assessment).
This course is suitable for people who have a good statistical background, but limited experience with Rasch analysis, or vice versa, and those who are at a ‘false beginner’ stage in both Rasch analysis and statistics. Basic statistical training will form one of the sessions, as will an overview of the basics of Rasch analysis. The course assumes only limited awareness of the type and content of files used for input and the type of output produced by Rasch Analysis and Rasch Measurement software. It covers the cycle of preparing data for analysis and understanding input and output. Working with Rasch data often involves manipulating data in Excel. Participants who are not as confident of their abilities in Excel are encouraged to enrol, as help and guidance will be provided by the tutors.
Where possible, participants are encouraged to have either Winsteps or Ministeps (analysis freeware) available on their laptops. In cases where this is not possible participants will be encouraged to work together.
The workshop consists of two 90-minute sessions, and a 30-minute break.
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In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the events, the full amount will be refunded minus a €50 administration fee. However, in the case of cancellation after this date, no refunds can be made.
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