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Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R

Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R (Paperback)

By Lamprianou, Iasonas

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This unique text provides a step-by-step beginner's guide to applying the Rasch Model in R, a probabilistic model used by researchers across the Social Sciences to measure unobservable ( latent ) variables. Each chapter is devoted to one popular Rasch Model, ranging from the leas...t to the most complex. Through a freely available and user-friendly package, BlueSky Statistics, Lamprianou offers a range of options for presenting results, critically examines the strengths and weaknesses of applying the Rasch Model in each instance, and suggests more effective methodologies where applicable. With a focus on simple software code which does not assume extensive mathematical knowledge, the reader is initially introduced to the so-called simple Rasch Model to construct a political activism variable out of a group of dichotomously-scored questions. In subsequent chapters, the book covers everything from the Rating Scale to the Many-facets Rasch Model. The final chapter even showcases a complete mock manuscript, demonstrating how a Rasch-based paper on the identification of on-line hate speech should look like. Combining theoretical rigor and real-world examples with empirical datasets from published papers, this book is essential reading for students and researchers alike who aspire to use Rasch Models in their research.
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ISBN 9781138500785
Released AU 2 Jan 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Quantitative Methodology Series
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ISBN-13 9781138500785
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 2 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lamprianou, Iasonas
Series Quantitative Methodology Series
Category Research Methods: General
Psychological Testing & Measurement
Examinations & Assessment
Number of Pages 274
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 300.285
Weight 558g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Social sciences - Data processing, Rasch models, Social sciences - Research, Quantitative research, Quantitative research
NBS Text Psychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education