Applying the Rasch Model in the Human Sciences


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Applying the Rasch Model in the Human Sciences

Introduction to Rasch modelling: 17, 18 & 19 June 2019

Advanced Rasch modelling with Facets: 20 & 21 June 2019

Venue: Clayton Campus, Monash University

Presented by Professor Trevor Bond

The Curriculum & Pedagogy Academic Community of the Faculty of Education invites you, your colleagues, and students to attend the workshop. Professor Trevor Bond (James Cook University) will present two hands-on workshops on Applying the Rasch Model in Human Sciences at Monash University Clayton Campus from 17 to 21 June 2019.

The Introductory workshop (17, 18 & 19 June) will introduce participants to the conceptual underpinnings of the model, and support them to start analysing their own data with Rasch analysis software.

No pre-requisite is required.

The structure of the Introductory workshop will be as follows:
Day 1: Introduction to the Rasch model and the principles of measurement: Analysing tests with dichotomous items
(including multiple choice items);
Day 2: Analysing tests with polytomous items (including Likert-type items); &
Day 3: Evaluating the fit of data to the requirements of the model. Principles of invariance. Linking different forms of a test on a common scale. Publishing a Rasch measurement research paper. Analysis of participants’ data sets.

The Facets workshop (20 & 21 June) will introduce participants to the Many Facets Rasch model, designed for assessments where judges evaluate examinee performances, including essay marking, language competency examinations, and the like.

Pre-requisite: Completion of introductory Rasch course, for example.

The structure of the Facets workshop will be as follows:
Day 1: Introduction to the Many-Facets Rasch model. Analysing a small judged performance data set;
Day 2: Analysing tests with additional facets; investigating marking rubrics. Publishing a research paper using the MFRM.

All participants will receive a copy of the relevant Bond&Fox software (developed by Mike Linacre), complete with data sets and learning modules, and will work actively with that software during the workshops. Specific opportunities will be set aside to answer participants’ own particular research issues.

The Rasch model for measurement provides human science researchers with the conceptual and analytical tools to develop, utilize and monitor high quality measures of human variables. In turn, high quality measurement has a positive impact on research outcomes. The application of Rasch measurement techniques is rapidly becoming the norm for establishing the quality of the measurement tools used in the social sciences.


  Professor Trevor Bond 

Professor Trevor Bond is the lead author of the best-selling book Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental measurement in the human sciences,(3rd ed.) published by Routledge (over 2600 citations). He is a specialist reviewer for many academic journals and conducts Rasch workshops in SE Asia, Australia, North America & Europe.

Registration Options

Option 1 - Introduction plus Facets (5 days). Standards $800. Students $640.

Option 2 - Introduction only (3 days). Standards $400. Students $450.

Option 3 - Facets only (2 days). Standards $400. Students $300.


Catering is not provided.

A workshop participation certificate will be issued upon request.

All workshops are limited to 30 participants, so early registration is advised.

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