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Rasch Models for Measurement

Rasch Models for Measurement

  • David Andrich - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

March 1988 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Measurement models developed by Georg Rasch are renowned in the social sciences. In this introduction, the focus is on the simple logistic model, which is one of the most elementary and commonly used. The author explains the general principles behind the models, and demonstrates their procedures for measurement. Comparisons are made with other more widely-used models. Throughout the text, an example from a personality inventory is used to provide continuity as the statistical arguments are presented and procedures explained.
Magnitudes and Quantities -- Differences in Degree
Fundamental Measurement
The Simple Logistic Model
The General Form of the SLM and the Guttman and Thurstone Principles for Scaling
Test of Fit
Accord Between the Model and the Data


David Andrich

He obtained a bachelor degree in Mathematics and his Masters degree in Education from The University of Western Australia and his PhD from the University of Chicago, for which he was awarded the Susan Colver Rosenberger prize for the best research thesis in the Division of the Social Sciences. He returned to The University of Western Australia, and in 1985 was appointed Professor of Education at Murdoch University, also in Western Australia. In 2007 he returned to The University of Western Australia as the Chapple Professor of Education. In 1977 he spent 6 months as a Research Fellow at the Danish Institute for Educational Research working... More About Author

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