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Applying the Rasch Model Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences

ISBN-10: 0805854622

ISBN-13: 9780805854626

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Trevor G. Bond, Christine M. Fox

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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 books 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 itemcharacteristic 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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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Why Measurement Is Fundamental
Important Principles of Measurement Made Explicit
Basic Principles of the Rasch Model
Building a Set of Items for Measurement
Invariance: A Crucial Property of Scientific Measurement
Measurement Using Likert Scales
The Partial Credit Rasch Model
Measuring Facets Beyond Ability and Difficulty
Development, Education, and Rehabilitation: Change Over Time
The Rasch Model Applied Across the Human Sciences
Rasch Modeling Applied: Rating Scale Design
Model Fit and Unidimensionality
A Synthetic Overview
Technical Aspects of the Rasch Model
Getting Started
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index