Rasch Models

Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications

  • Gerhard H. Fischer
  • Ivo W. Molenaar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Dichotomous Rasch Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerhard H. Fischer
      Pages 15-38
    3. Ivo W. Molenaar
      Pages 39-51
    4. Herbert Hoijtink, Anne Boomsma
      Pages 53-68
    5. Cees A. W. Glas, Norman D. Verhelst
      Pages 69-95
    6. Karl Christoph Klauer
      Pages 97-110
    7. Ellen Timminga, Jos J. Adema
      Pages 111-127
  3. Extensions of the Dichotomous Rasch Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Gerhard H. Fischer
      Pages 131-155
    3. Gerhard H. Fischer
      Pages 157-180
    4. Norman D. Verhelst, Cees A. W. Glas
      Pages 181-201
    5. Norman D. Verhelst, Cees A. W. Glas
      Pages 215-237
    6. Jürgen Rost, Matthias von Davier
      Pages 257-268
  4. Polytomous Rasch Models and thier Extensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Erling B. Andersen
      Pages 271-291
    3. Gerhard H. Fischer
      Pages 293-305
    4. Cees A. W. Glas, Norman D. Verhelst
      Pages 325-352
    5. Gerhard H. Fischer, Ivo Ponocny
      Pages 353-370
    6. Matthias von Davier, Jürgen Rost
      Pages 371-379
  5. In Retrospect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Erling B. Andersen
      Pages 383-390
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 391-436

About this book


Thirty-two years after the publication of the legendary 'Rasch book' (Rasch, 1960), the rich literature on the Rasch model and its extensions was scattered in journals and many less accessible sources, including 'grey' literature. When asked by students or junior researchers for references to the Rasch model, it was a typical reaction on the part of the editors to state that it was difficult to name one, or just a few; actually, only a whole list of references differing in notation and level of formal abstraction seemed to meet the request in most cases. Therefore, in 1992 the editors decided to invite a number of outstanding authors in the field of Rasch modeling to contribute to a book presenting the current state of knowledge about Rasch models. The aim was not just to collect a number of papers on the subject, rather to produce a well-organized monograph. To this end, a workshop was held in Vienna from 25 to 27 February 1993 in which, after a process of mutual reviewing, drafts of all chapters were read and discussed by all authors, leading to a more systematic organization of the topics treated in unified notation and terminology. (The workshop was sponsored by the University of Vienna; here, the editors would like to express their thanks, in the name of all contributors, both for the financial support and for the hospitality granted.


Item response theory Latent Class Analysis Rasch Models Scale construction best fit

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard H. Fischer
    • 1
  • Ivo W. Molenaar
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PsychologieUniversität WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.Vakgroep Statistiek en MeettheorieRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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