GSE Psychometric Laboratory

Advanced course in Rasch Measurement Theory EDUC5606

Further Information

Commences Semester 1 and Semester 2 

Course information

  • Cost $2500
  • Semester 1 February - June 2020 
  • Semester 2 July - November 2020 
  • Register two weeks prior to commencement

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

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.

The unit is text based with online interaction due to various time zone differences of participants.  

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
  • Reporting a Rasch analysis

Students enrolled obtain:

  1. Unit outline 
  2. Lecture materials
  3. Details of the assignments
  4. Selected readings in digital form 
  5. A copy of the new RUMM2030 software for the duration of the course valid for 6 months

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.