Pearson Psychometric Laboratory

Advanced course in Rasch Measurement Theory EDUC5606

Further Information

Commences Semester 1 (February to June)

Course information

  • Cost $2,125
  • Dates: February 29 – June 24 2016
  • Register by: February 15 2016

This course is intended as a follow-up to the Introduction to Rasch Measurement Theory EDUC5638 course.

Applications and payment for 2016 now open. Pay online now.

Course outline

This unit commences in Semester 1 each year. It can be studied from anywhere in the world, with an online discussion site to be used as part of the unit.

Topics covered:

  • theory of social measurement and Rasch models;
  • revision of Rasch’s model for dichotomous responses and his original work;
  • multiple choice items and guessing;
  • understanding the Polytomous Rasch Model;
  • model fit statistics;
  • advanced understanding of differential item functioning (DIF): real and artificial DIF;
  • vertical equating and DIF;
  • assessing two violations of the assumption of local independence: multidimensionality and response dependence;
  • facets analysis and analysis of longitudinal data; and
  • reporting a Rasch analysis.

Students enrolled obtain:

  1. the study guide
  2. a set of lecture materials
  3. details of the assignments
  4. selected readings and
  5. a copy of the new RUMM2030 software for the duration of the course.

Further information can be found in the handbook.

Assessment requirements

Assignments include analyses of real and simulated data sets using new features available in RUMM2030 and one assignment where participants have the option of analysing their own data.

Admission requirements

This course is intended as a follow-up to the Introduction to Rasch Measurement Theory EDUC5638.

If you have not completed the Introductory course and are interested in enrolling for this advanced course contact the course coordinators to get more information.