Can we use Rasch measurement in vocational education and training classrooms?

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dc.contributor.author Athanasou, J
dc.contributor.author Lamprianou, I
dc.contributor.author Agho, KE
dc.contributor.editor Beven, F
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T02:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Vocational Learning: Transitions, interrelationships, partnerships and sustainable futures, 2005, pp. 38 - 46
dc.identifier.isbn 1-875378-60-X
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2091
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to introduce some of the concepts of Rasch measurement through an example in vocational education. Test data are reported for a typical class size group of 19 students on six criterionreferenced and competency-based assessment tasks. These were part of an objective structured clinical examination for nursing students. The results are then compared with those of a bootstrap replicated sample of 1000 students. The results from the classroom sample are markedly similar to that of the bootstrap. It is argued that Rasch measurement does have application for criterion-referenced assessments but there can be substantive limitations when applying it to the typically small samples representative of most vocational education groups. Rasch measurement is not a mere statistical modelling method but the application of fundamental measurement principles, therefore, there are a number of theoretical issues involved which need to be considered before applying Rasch analysis in any situation.
dc.publisher Australian Academic Press
dc.title Can we use Rasch measurement in vocational education and training classrooms?
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Vocational Learning: Transitions, interrelationships, partnerships and sustainable futures
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 38 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 46 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training
dc.conference.location Gold Coast, Australia en_US
dc.for 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
dc.personcode 910329
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Education Assessment and Evaluation en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training en_US
dc.date.activity 20051205 en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-12-05
dc.location.activity Gold Coast, Australia en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:12:12+10:00]
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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