A gentle introduction to Rasch measurement models for metrologists

TitleA gentle introduction to Rasch measurement models for metrologists
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMari, L, Wilson, M
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series

The talk introduces the basics of Rasch models by systematically interpreting them in the conceptual and lexical framework of the International Vocabulary of Metrology, third edition (VIM3). An admittedly simple example of physical measurement highlights the analogies between physical transducers and tests, as they can be understood as measuring instruments of Rasch models and psychometrics in general. From the talk natural scientists and engineers might learn something of Rasch models, as a specifically relevant case of social measurement, and social scientists might re-interpret something of their knowledge of measurement in the light of the current physical measurement models.

Presentation or Publication date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013