Introductory Rasch Model Workshop: Applications in Survey Research and Educational Measurement
Date: 05 January 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: MPWS Training Centre, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor
Speaker: Dr. Akbriah Bt Mohd Mahdzir
Who should perform Rasch analysis?
A researcher who is developing items of a test or questionnaire and intends to sum the scores on the items can use Rasch model analysis to check the degree of which this scoring and summing is defensible in the data collected.

Rasch measurement is potentially relevant whenever an assessment or questionnaire is
constructed to measure the degree of some property inherent in persons or other entities.

» Hands-on teaching workshop style.
» How to use WINSTEPS software for analysis using Rasch Model.
» Able to analyze data using Winsteps.
» Knowledge on how to change data from ordinal to interval.
» Conducted in the small group, not more than 30 people.

» Rasch model is the only item response theory (IRT) model in which the total score across items characterizes a person totally.
» The simplest model that has minimum number of parameters for the person (just one), and just one parameter corresponding to each category of an item.
» Rasch estimation is robust against missing data.
» To check the degree of this score and sum is defensible in the data collected.
» To check how well the data fit the model.
» To diagnose very quickly where the misfit is the worst.
» To try to understand this misfit in terms of the construction of the items and the understanding of the variable in terms of its theoretical.development
» To be in dynamic and interactive control of an analysis.
» To be able to follow the evidence to see where the responses may be invalid.
» To analyze categorical data such as answers to questions on a reading assessment or questionnaire responses.

» Rasch analysis applied to assessments including health studies, education, psychology, marketing, economics & social sciences.
» The speaker (Dr.AkbariahMahdzir)has 13 years of psychometric research experience
» Her precise interests are on the aspects of instrument development and validation with the application of Rasch Model and Structural Equation Modelling
» 3 times meals
» Payment by LoU or LO is accepted
» Certificate and receipts are provided
Tentative Programme
Participants should bring their own laptop computer, running Windows and pre-installed Winsteps trial version.

8:00 a.m. - 8.30 a.m.
Registration and setting up laptops.

8.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.
Power-point presentation on measurement, classical test theory compared to Rasch, includes history and introduction to the Rasch model.

10.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
Morning Tea Break

10.45 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Discussion of an application of Rasch analysis in the measurement of critical thinking nad voting inclination with interpretation of Rasch/Winsteps output.

1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Guidance through a Rasch analysis starting with an SPSS file and using Winsteps software, more interpretation of output.

3.00 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.
Practice using Winsteps software in analyzing data given

3.45 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea Break

4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Participants will be given an SPSS data file and will write their own control files and run them on the sample data

Biodata of Speaker

Dr. Akbariah Mahdzir brings thirteen years of psychometric research experience on board upon completion of her doctoral studies in Measurement and Evaluation. Her precise interests are on the aspect of instrument development and validation with the application of Rasch Model and Structural Equation Modelling.

She has also been teaching and carrying out a great number of tasks related to testing and measurement at different level for the past thirteen years. These include developing test blueprint, item development, test validation, test paper moderation, performance assessment and item banking.

Dr. Akbariah Mahdzir
Registration Fees
Normal Rate : RM200
MPA Member : RM50
Alumni MPA: RM 100
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