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Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Applied Rasch Measurement: A Book of Exemplars

Papers in Honour of John P. Keeves

Editors: Alagumalai, Sivakumar, Curtis, David D., Hungi, Njora (Eds.)

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About this book

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.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Classical Test Theory

    Alagumalai, Sivakumar (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Objective Measurement

    Masters, Geoff N.

    Pages 15-25

  • The Rasch Model Explained

    Andrich, David

    Pages 27-59

  • Monitoring Mathematics Achievement over Time

    Afrassa, Tilahun Mengesha

    Pages 61-77

  • Manual and Automatic Estimates of Growth and Gain Across Year Levels: How Close is Close?

    Lietz, Petra (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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eBook $229.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3076-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3072-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $389.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6785-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Rasch Measurement: A Book of Exemplars
Book Subtitle
Papers in Honour of John P. Keeves
Editors
  • Sivakumar Alagumalai
  • David D. Curtis
  • Njora Hungi
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3076-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3076-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3072-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6785-2
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 360
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