2014 International Conference on
Multidisciplinary Research and Statistical Modeling

"Theme: Best Practices in Research and Statistical Data Analysis"

EUROTEL North EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines

(across SM North Edsa, Near Trinoma)
October 22-24, 2014 (Wednesday–Friday)


Pre-Conference Workshop

on Rasch Analysis using Winsteps

Eurotel North EDSA (Front of SM North), Quezon City
9:00am - 5:00pm; October 21, 2014


Resource Persons

Dr. Trevor G. Bond
Adjunct Professor, James Cook University-Australia
He is the lead author of the best selling book Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental measurement in the human sciences, published by Erlbaum. He is a specialist reviewer for many academic journals and conducts  Rasch workshops in SE Asia, Australia, North America and Europe.

Dr. Michelle Raquel
Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Lingnan University of Hong Kong
She specializes in test construction, design, and data analysis of English language tests (e.g., TELT, DELTA) using WINSTEPS and FACETS software. Her research interests include diagnostic English language testing and automated essay scoring.

Limited to 50 participants only!
We dont provide laptops during the pre-conference. Participants may bring their own laptops.
Register online here. For more details, please contact the secretariate at 2014conference@parssu.org

The Rasch model, which is one of a family of Item Response Theory models, provides human science researchers (including psychologists, social workers, educators, nurses, and managers) with a conceptual and analytic tool to develop, utilize and monitor high quality measures of latent variables such as attitudes, traits, and abilities. In turn, high quality measurement is likely to have a positive impact on research outcomes. The application of Rasch measurement techniques is rapidly increasing in popularity and is becoming the norm for establishing the quality of the measurement tools used in the human sciences.

The workshop will introduce participants to the conceptual underpinnings of the model and will introduce them to analyzing data with Rasch analysis software. The structure of the workshop will be as follows:

Participants will actively work with Rasch analysis software (Bond&FoxSteps) in the workshop.

Who Will Attend: Teachers at all levels (i.e., those who construct test questionaires); Psychometricians; Researchers; Developers of University/College Entrance Exams, Board Exams (e.g., Nursing board exams), and other national/government related exams.

Registration fee for those who attend ONLY the Pre-Conference Workshop on October 21, 2014:


To go the confererence page, please click here.

Those who attend both preconference and conference may click this link.