Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rasch Model with Professor Bond

Day One In conjuction with the International Conference on Innovation, Management and Technology Research (ICIMTR 2012),
the Accounting Research Institute (ARI)and the Center of Applied Management Studies of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) organize a three-day workshop on Applying the Rasch Model. Themed "Changing the Face of Innovation, Management and Technology Research: A Role of Rasch Measurement", the workshop is facilitated by Professor Trevor Bond from James Cook University, Australia. Professor Bond is a renown researcher and author. The second edition of his best-selling book which he co-authored with Christine Fox titled "Applying The Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences", reflects his longstanding experience in educational settings as the background for applying fundamental measurement to outcomes in the human sciences. Sixty participants signed up for the course.
This includes forty two researchers and post graduate students from ARI. On the first day of the workshop, participants were introduced to the concepts of measurement; key measurement principles; construct validity & reliability and the Rasch Model Measurement. One of the main contributions of the Rasch Model Measurement is to transform ordinal-scale data set to interval-based scale. Such tranformation is essential to enable researchers to use high level parametric statistics so as to allow research findings to be inferred.