Date: December 4, 2021    Sessions: Morning session: 8:30am – 11:50am   Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 4:50pm   [WORKSHOP] Introduction to Rasch Measurement Model (1-DAY) Speaker: Zi YAN (in Chinese)  More information:
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-11:50am
Lunch: 11:50am-1:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Break: 3:00pm-3:20pm
Session 4: 3:20pm-4:50pm
Date: December 4, 2021    Morning session: 8:30am – 11:50am    [WORKSHOP] Introduction to R (half day) Speaker: Cynthia TONG (in Chinese)  More information:
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-11:50am
Date: December 4, 2021    Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 4:50pm  [WORKSHOP] Educational data (half day) Speaker: Kit Tai HAU (in Chinese)  More information:
Educational data: Ways to tell stories and find teaching enlightenment (教育数据:说故事及寻找教学启示的方法)
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) hosted by OECD has won broad public attention all over the world. In this workshop, we will discuss: (1) How to select the questionnaire used in educational monitoring; (2) How to use the questionnaire results to analyze and write an attractive and influential “story”. We will use PISA type tools and their materials to explain and serve as a case. Participants put forward some research topics that we can discuss together to improve these topics and turn them into more attractive stories. The workshop is dedicated to the training of forming vivid and interesting “stories”, rather than complex and profound statistical technology training. (OECD主持的国际学生评估项目(PISA)已经赢得了世界各地公众的广泛关注。此次工作坊我们将讨论:(1)教育监测使用的问卷是如何选取的;(2)如何利用问卷结果分析撰写成有吸引力、有影响的“故事”。我们将使用PISA类型的工具及其资料来进行阐释并作为案例。参与者提出一些研究课题,我们大家一起讨论,改善这些课题变成更有吸引力的故事。工作坊致力于形成生动有趣“故事”的训练,而非进行复杂高深的统计技术培训。)
Workshop schedule: 
Session 1: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Break: 3:00pm-3:20pm
Session 2: 3:20pm-4:50pm