Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory IMEDM402

This course introduces you to advanced principles of Rasch measurement theory in the social sciences. It is a follow-up to Introduction to Classical Test and Rasch Measurement Theories.

In this course you will conduct analyses of real and simulated data sets using new features available in RUMM2030 and one assignment where you have the option of analysing your own data.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Six PD Points - stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Course dates
22 July 2024 - 30 November 2024

Registrations close

15 July 2024

12 weeks
150 hours (including contact hours, personal study time and assessment)
Academic lead
Prof David Andrich
$2,650 inc. GST
Critical information summary
IMEDM402 Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement
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What you'll learn

How to explain different approaches to measurement including the traditional and modern approaches

Advanced principles of Rasch measurement theory in the social sciences

Assess the quality of items used in constructing assessment instruments of achievement, knowledge and attitude using a range of diagnostic tools

How to write up a Rasch analysis for publication

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Study with researchers who have made advancement in in all areas of Rasch models for measurement

  • Gain an understanding of how to apply specialised software in analysing assessment and attitude data

Who should study this course?

  • Professionals in assessment and measurement of performance and attitude who know traditional test theory and are interested in learning the principles of modern test theory and Rasch measurement.
  • People in education, psychology, health care and health sciences who are concerned with outcome measurement.
  • People familiar with Rasch measurement and modern test theory (item response theory) who want to consolidate their understanding of first principles.
  • Students enrolled in higher degree studies and who require knowledge and evidence of studying educational and psychological measurement, especially an introduction to traditional and modern test theory.

Recommended prior study

Advanced statistics and or Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories

How does it work?

Assessment comprises of eight assignments

What's next after this course?

The Psychometric Laboratory does research in all areas of Rasch models for measurement, in particular epistemological, applied, and in software development. This is an opportunity to study with researchers who have made advancement in all these fields.


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