Workshops

Date: December 4, 2021   Sessions: Morning session: 8:30am – 12:00pm   Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 5:00pm [WORKSHOP]
Introduction to Rasch Measurement Model (1-DAY) Speaker: Yanzi
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The Rasch model – one of a family of Item Response Theory models – provides human science researchers (including educators, language researchers, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and the like) with a conceptual and analytic tool to develop, utilize and monitor high quality measures of latent variables such as attitudes, traits, and abilities. Since Rasch measurement model focuses on the items and the persons rather than test scores, the synthesis of both using the principle of conjoint measurement; quantitative analysis with qualitative issues is now experienced in a way that is rare in social science. Ultimately, Rasch Model can facilitate more efficient, reliable, and valid assessment while improving convenience to users in interpreting their research findings.
The workshop will begin with an introduction to the theory and practice of Rasch measurement and will include an explanation of the advantages of Rasch analysis over classical approaches to test and questionnaire scores. Subsequent topics will include how Rasch analysis can be applied to dichotomous data (the basic Rasch model), and Likert-style questionnaire data (the Rasch rating scale model). The workshop is useful for anyone who wants to understand the role of modern measurement (not limited to education or competency but many other related research of measurement).  
Workshop schedule:
Session 1: 8:30AM – 10:00AM
Break: 10:00AM – 10:20AM
Session 2: 10:20AM – 12:00PM
Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Session 3: 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Break: 3:00PM – 3:15PM
Session 4: 3:15PM – 4:30PM
Session 5: 4:30PM – 5:00PM
Date: December 4 , 2021   Sessions: Morning session: 8:30am – 12:00pm   Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 5:00pm  [WORKSHOP] Introduction to R (1-DAY) Speaker: Cynthia TongMore information Details:
R is an open source programming language with a lot of facilities for problem solving through statistical computing. R is a language and an environment for everything related to data. It includes statistical computing, data mining, data analysis, machine learning, predictive modelling, quantitative analysis, optimisation and operations research etc. – all of which are somewhat inter-related terms.
This workshop will introduce what R is and how it is applied in Rasch Measures. Participants will work actively with R and RStudio during the workshop. No previous knowledge of R and RStudio is necessary. The workshop is useful for anyone who is interested in this topic, regardless of their previous experience with R and Rasch Measures.
Workshop schedule:
Session 1: 8:30AM – 10:00AM
Break: 10:00AM – 10:20AM
Session 2: 10:20AM – 12:00PM
Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Session 3: 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Break: 3:00PM – 3:15PM 
Session 4: 3:15PM – 4:30PM
Session 5: 4:30PM – 5:00PM

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