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Applied Rasch Measurement: A Book of Exemplars

Papers in Honour of John P. Keeves

  • Rupert Maclean
  • Ryo Watanabe
  • Robyn Baker
  • Boediono 
  • Yin Cheong Cheng
  • Wendy Duncan
  • John Keeves
  • Zhou Mansheng
  • Colin Power
  • J. S. Rajput
  • Konai Helu Thaman
  • Sivakumar Alagumalai
  • David D. Curtis
  • Njora Hungi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Measurement and the Rasch model

    1. Sivakumar Alagumalai, David D. Curtis
      Pages 1-14
    2. Geoff N. Masters
      Pages 15-25
    3. David Andrich
      Pages 27-59
  3. Applications of the Rasch Model — Tests and Competencies

  4. Applications of the Rasch Model — Attitudes Scales and Views

  5. Extensions of the Rasch model

  6. Epilogue

    1. Sivakumar Alagumalai, David D Curtis, Njora Hungi
      Pages 343-346
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-359

About this book

Introduction

While the primary purpose of the book is a celebration of John’s contributions to the field of measurement, a second and related purpose is to provide a useful resource. We believe that the combination of the developmental history and theory of the method, the examples of its use in practice, some possible future directions, and software and data files will make this book a valuable resource for teachers and scholars of the Rasch method. This book is a tribute to Professor John P Keeves for the advocacy of the Rasch model in Australia. Happy 80th birthday John! xii There are good introductory texts on Item Response Theory, Objective Measurement and the Rasch model. However, for a beginning researcher keen on utilising the potentials of the Rasch model, theoretical discussions of test theory and associated indices do not meet their pragmatic needs. Furthermore, many researchers in measurement still have little or no knowledge of the features of the Rasch model and its use in a variety of situations and disciplines. This book attempts to describe the underlying axioms of test theory, and, in particular, the concepts of objective measurement and the Rasch model, and then link theory to practice. We have been introduced to the various models of test theory during our graduate days. It was time for us to share with those keen in the field of measurement in education, psychology and the social sciences the theoretical and practical aspects of objective measurement.

Keywords

Interpretation mathematics research test theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Rupert Maclean
    • 1
  • Ryo Watanabe
    • 2
  • Robyn Baker
    • 3
  • Boediono 
    • 4
  • Yin Cheong Cheng
    • 5
  • Wendy Duncan
    • 6
  • John Keeves
    • 7
  • Zhou Mansheng
    • 8
  • Colin Power
    • 9
  • J. S. Rajput
    • 10
  • Konai Helu Thaman
    • 11
  • Sivakumar Alagumalai
    • 12
  • David D. Curtis
    • 12
  • Njora Hungi
    • 12
  1. 1.UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for EducationBonn
  2. 2.National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) of JapanTokyo
  3. 3.New Zealand Council for Educational ResearchWellingtonNew Zealand
  4. 4.National Office for Research and DevelopmentMinistry of National EducationIndonesia
  5. 5.The Hong Kong Institute of EducationChina
  6. 6.Asian Development BankManilaPhilippines
  7. 7.Flinders University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  8. 8.National Centre for Educational Development ResearchMinistry of EducationBeijingChina
  9. 9.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  10. 10.National Council of Educational Research and TrainingNew DelhiIndia
  11. 11.University of the South PacificSuvaFiji
  12. 12.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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