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Rasch Measurement Theory Analysis in R





ISBN 9780367776398
Published June 3, 2022 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
322 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations

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Rasch Measurement Theory Analysis in R provides researchers and practitioners with a step-by-step guide for conducting Rasch measurement theory analyses using R. It includes theoretical introductions to major Rasch measurement principles and techniques, demonstrations of analyses using several R packages that contain Rasch measurement functions, and sample interpretations of results. 

Features:

  • Accessible to users with relatively little experience with R programming
  • Reproducible data analysis examples that can be modified to accommodate users’ own data
  • Accompanying e-book website with links to additional resources and R code updates as needed
  • Features dichotomous and polytomous (rating scale) Rasch models that can be applied to data from a wide range of disciplines

 This book is designed for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners across the social, health, and behavioral sciences who have a basic familiarity with Rasch measurement theory and with R. Readers will learn how to use existing R packages to conduct a variety of analyses related to Rasch measurement theory, including evaluating data for adherence to measurement requirements, applying the dichotomous, Rating Scale, Partial Credit, and Many-Facet Rasch models, examining data for evidence of differential item functioning, and considering potential interpretations of results from such analyses.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Overview of Rasch Measurement Theory            

1.2 Online Resources                          

2 Dichotomous Rasch Model

2.1 Example Data: Transitive Reasoning Test            

2.2 Dichotomous Rasch Model Analysis with CMLE in eRm   

2.3 Dichotomous Rasch Model Analysis with MMLE in TAM   

2.4 Dichotomous Rasch Model Analysis with JMLE in TAM   

2.5 Example Results Section                     

2.6 Exercise                               

2.7 Supplementary Learning Materials               

3 Evaluating the Quality of Measures

3.1 Evaluating Measurement Quality from the Perspective of Rasch Measurement Theory                       

3.2 Example Data: Transitive Reasoning Test            

3.3 Rasch Model Fit Analysis with CMLE in eRm        

3.4 Graphical Displays for Evaluating Model-Data Fit      

3.4.1 Reliability                         

3.5 Rasch Model Fit Analysis with MMLE in TAM        

3.6 Rasch Model Fit Analysis with JMLE in TAM        

3.7 Exercise                              

4 Rating Scale Model

4.1 Example Data: Liking for Science               

4.2 RSM Analysis with CMLE in eRm               

4.3 RSM Analysis with MMLE in TAM              

4.4 RSM Analysis with JMLE in TAM              

4.5 Example Results Section                     

4.6 Exercise                               

5 Partial Credit Model

5.1 Example Data: Liking for Science              

5.2 PCM Analysis with CMLE in eRm        

5.3 Summarize the Results in Tables

5.4 PCM Application with MMLE in TAM             

5.5 PCM Application with JMLE in TAM             

5.6 Example results section                      

5.7 Exercise                               

6 Many Facet Rasch Model

6.1 Running the MFRM with Wide-Format Data in TAM Package

6.2 Another Example: Running PC-MFRM with Long-Format Data using the TAM Package                

6.2.1 Specify the PC-MFRM

6.3 Notes on Formulations for Many-Facet Rasch Models

6.4 Example Results Section                

6.5 Exercise

7 Basics of Differential Item Functioning

7.1 Detecting Differential Item Functioning in R for Dichotomous Items      

7.1.1 Example Data: Transitive Reasoning

7.2 Detecting Differential Item Functioning in R for Polytomous Items

7.2.1 Example Data: Style Ratings

7.3 Exercise                         

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Author(s)

Biography

Stefanie A. Wind is an Associate Professor of Educational Measurement at the University of Alabama. Her primary research interests include the exploration of methodological issues in the field of educational measurement, with emphases on methods related to rater-mediated assessments, rating scales, Rasch models, item response theory models, and nonparametric item response theory, as well as applications of these methods to substantive areas related to education.

 Cheng Hua is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Measurement program at the University of Alabama. His primary research interests include Rasch Measurement theory, advanced regression models, Bayesian statistics, and visual learning tools (such as Mind Maps and Concept Maps). He enjoys applying his psychometric and statistical skills to address real-world research questions through interdisciplinary collaborations.

Reviews

Over 60 years ago, Georg Rasch introduced a fundamentally new way of viewing measurement theory into the social sciences.  His approach to invariant measurement provides the opportunity to achieve sample-free calibration of items and item-free measurement of persons.  His research remains the gold standard for developing psychometrically sound assessments.  Stefanie A. Wind and Cheng Hua introduce Rasch's fundamental ideas to students, researchers, and practitioners using readily available software in R that facilitates the quest for invariant measurement.  ­

-George Engelhard, University of Georgia