Rasch measurement software...

WINSTEPS

Multiple-Choice, Rating Scale and Partial Credit Rasch Analysis

WINSTEPS Current Version: 4.0.1, July 2017, Windows 10 compatible. Purchase from SWREG

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Useful books are "Best Test Design" and "Rating Scale Analysis" available from https://www.rasch.org/books.htm

Expected and empirical ICCs
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WINSTEPS, Windows-native version.
Data capacity: 9,999,999 persons by 60,000 items with rating scales up to 255 categories for each item.
Windows: Runs successfully under Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, (but not ME, NT, 98, 95, 3.1,) also runs under Fusion, Soft-PC, Virtual PC and Wine on the Mac, and Mandrake Linux 10.0 via CrossOver Office 3.1.
Hardware: Requires an Pentium 4 (released in 2000) or later
Please check compatibility by downloading and running the free student/evaluation/demo version, MINISTEP - same as Winsteps but limited to 25 items and 75 persons/cases.

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Free evaluation/student/demo version of WINSTEPS, called MINISTEP. Contains all features except limited to 25 items and 75 persons (cases). Please copy, distribute and use.

Free MS-DOS precursor to WINSTEPS, called BIGSTEPS. Contains most features. Runs from MS-DOS prompt. Analyzes up to 3000 items and 20000 persons (cases). Please copy, distribute and use.

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WINSTEPS User Manual and On-Line Help

  1. Get started with Winsteps Tutorial PDFs

  2. Winsteps introductory workshops: see "Coming Events" below.

  3. Go to WINSTEPS Online Help

  4. Download Winsteps User Manual PDF Download Winsteps Manual PDF

  5. Companion to Bond & Fox, 1st Edn.,"Applying the Rasch Model". Step-by-step through their examples using Winsteps/Ministep.

 


WINSTEPS

Winsteps Features
Winsteps Features
 

Winsteps constructs Rasch measures from simple rectangular data sets, usually of persons and items. Users report that, after initial familiarization, it is straightforward to use in combination with other software. Item types that can be combined in one analysis include dichotomous, multiple-choice, and multiple rating-scale and partial credit items. Paired comparisons and rank-order data can also be analyzed. Missing data is no problem. Winsteps is designed as a tool that facilitates exploration and communication. The structure of the items and persons can be examined in depth. Unexpected data points are identified and reported in numerous ways. Powerful diagnosis of multidimensionality through principal components analysis of residuals detects and quantifies substructures in the data. The working of rating scales can be examined thoroughly, and rating scales can be recoded and items regrouped to share rating scales as desired. Measures can be fixed (anchored) at pre-set values. Winsteps is intended for practitioners who must make practical and quick decisions along the path to constructing effective tests, and who must then communicate their results usefully to end users. The developers of Winsteps use the program daily in their own work, and are continually adding new features as a result of their own experience and feedback from users. Typical applications include educational tests, psychological assessments, attitude surveys, patient performance protocols, and calibrating adaptive-test item banks. Winsteps can process up to 9,999,999 persons, 60,000 items, and each item can have a rating, grouped-rating or partial-credit scale of up to 255 categories. Training courses are held regularly. Student/evaluation/demo versions of Winsteps, called Ministep, can be downloaded free from www.winsteps.com/ministep.htm.

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Recent enhancements, changes and bug fixes to Winsteps.


Rasch analysis has been the IRT method of choice for moderate size data sets since 1965. Now the theoretical advantages and directly meaningful results of Rasch analysis can be easily obtained for large data sets, with the convenience of using your own standard PC.

Winsteps® is a registered trademark


Examples of WINSTEPS Output

Please refer to the Output Table Index section of the on-line WINSTEPS User Manual for examples of the more than 26 WINSTEPS output tables and sub-tables.


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Everything by download
Software download link sent by email
User Guide (PDF)
One year of free updates by download
Purchase on-line by credit card
Facets $149.
Winsteps $149.

 
Burn your own back-up CD-ROM
or add for back-up CD-ROM
uses original installation password
+ $10. (or so)
optional CD-ROM
Wire transfers, etc.+ Additional fees apply.
Multi-user site license detailsPersonal-circle: $499.
Institution-wide: $2,250.
If desired: Print your own User Manual from free PDF files: (also included in software downloads)
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Download free student/evaluation versions, MINISTEP and MINIFAC, to check out software features.
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State-of-the-art : single-user and site licenses : free student/evaluation versions : download immediately : instructional PDFs : user forum : assistance by email : bugs fixed fast : free update eligibility : backwards compatible : money back if not satisfied
 
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Just released in June 2017: Winsteps 4.0 with Table 45 Cumulative Plot

New: Masterchef Australia 2017: Rasch Measurement of Cooks with Table 45

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Facets Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation download
Winsteps Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation download

State-of-the-art : single-user and site licenses : free student/evaluation versions : download immediately : instructional PDFs : user forum : assistance by email : bugs fixed fast : free update eligibility : backwards compatible : money back if not satisfied
 
Rasch, Winsteps, Facets online Tutorials


 

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Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez
Winsteps Tutorials Facets Tutorials Rasch Discussion Groups

 

Coming Rasch-related Events
Dec. 6-8, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Introductory Rasch Analysis using RUMM2030, Leeds, UK (M. Horton), Announcement
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 10-16, 2018, Wed.-Tues. In-person workshop: Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory and the application of RUMM2030, Perth, Australia (D. Andrich), Announcement
Jan. 17-19, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Rasch Conference: Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement, Matilda Bay Club, Perth, Australia, Website
Jan. 22-24, 2018, Mon-Wed. In-person workshop: Rasch Measurement for Everybody en español (A. Tristan, Winsteps), San Luis Potosi, Mexico. www.ieia.com.mx
April 10-12, 2018, Tues.-Thurs. Rasch Conference: IOMW, New York, NY, www.iomw.org
April 13-17, 2018, Fri.-Tues. AERA, New York, NY, www.aera.net
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
July 25 - July 27, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS), (Preconference workshops July 23-24, 2018) Fudan University, Shanghai, China "Applying Rasch Measurement in Language Assessment and across the Human Sciences" www.promsociety.org
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Sept. 3 - 6, 2018, Mon.-Thurs. IMEKO World Congress, Belfast, Northern Ireland www.imeko2018.org
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com

 

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