Rasch Training Program


The issue of having the number of correct question and what are the salient question to ask has been the brickwall for most researchers in constructing their questionnaire hence sufficiency. Researchers are then challenged with the question how to determine the most difficult question and otherwise the easiest question. Worst has yet to prevail when the method of measurement remain vague before the due data analysis.

This course focuses on the construct of questionnaire or evaluation form being the prime instrument of a survey or assessment. Participants will be guided to the item operational definition under scrutiny and the due rating assigned accordingly. It then presents the theory and practice of "modern" measurement as practiced using Rasch Measurement Model where ordinal data are transformed into a linear scale with unit of measurement.

Rasch analysis provides a kind of measurement that characterizes measurement in the natural sciences which is more sensitive, accurate, or valid findings. Rasch focuses on the items and the persons rather than the test score, the synthesis of quantitative analysis with qualitative issues is experienced in a way that is rare in social science. Rasch measurement is based on probabilistic theorem can facilitate more efficient, reliable, and valid assessment while improving convenience in making  meaningful interpretation and ultimately prudent decision making of measurement to users.

The Malaysian Examination Council will be using Rasch Model effective year 2010 for their item construct and analysis. The Person-Item Map will be used primarily to determine the true grade of the student’s achievement.

Course Objectives

At the end of  the course, participants shall be able to discern;
  1. Fundamentals of Measurement 
  2. Why and how Rasch seeks to create linear, interval measures
  3. The inner workings of the Rasch model
  4. How to run Rasch analyses software and interpretation of Rasch analysis output
Course Contents
  • Fundamentals of Measurement
  • Theory and Application: Introduction Rasch Measurement Model
  • Instrument Construct: Measuring what is supposedly to be measured:- Operational Definitions, Question Construct, Verification by test and re-test, Validation of Instrument Construct
  • Application of Rasch Analysis
  • Conduct of Rasch Analysis Software using Winstep/BondFoxSteps:-  Person-Item measures, Scalogram, DIF, Person-Item Map
Course Duration

2 days (9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

Course Fees

* Student Rate: Special Promotion RM200.00 per person (min. 15 pax)

* Personalised Tutorial: RM600.00 per person - 1 day only. (Academic notes included)

* Individual Data Analysis Guide : RM1,200 per data set (1 day; and every subsequent day @RM600/-)

* In-house Training: Please contact us for the quotation.

Our Trainer

ISO QMS Lead Assessor, Measurement/ Psychometry Consultant

Trained by Nigel Bauer Ltd., UK and Rheinisch-Westfalischer Technischer Uberwachungsverein A.G. International (RWTUV, Germany) and AOTS Japan with wide experience in conducting assessment in local and multi-national corporate organisations specifically the institutions of higher learning and Rasch under Mike Linacre.

Expertise: Rasch measurement and probabilistic statistical methods, Quality Audit.

Research Area: Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis in (MESA) Learning Outcomes (LO) and learning culture in institution of higher learning using Bloom’s & SOLO Taxonomy.

Publications: Co-published 3 book chapters, eight monographs, and over 40 international conference proceedings and articles in ISI and SCOPUS indexed journals i.e IEEExplore, WSEAS Transactions, etc

Special Appointments: Member of the Board of Study Master in Protective Security Management, IIUM; Giat MARA and Human Resource Department, State of Sabah.

Other Credentials: Best Paper Award in ICEED 2009 (Engineering Education), Best Visiting Lecturer UTMSPACE 2007, 2008.

Invitations: Invited as plenary speaker in several international conferences and many faculty talks.

Conduct training and short courses regularly; in area of Strategic Planning using Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card, Testing & Evaluation and KPI, QMS Internal Audit, 6-Sigma and QA/QC in the manufacturing industry.