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2024 Online Introductory Rasch Analysis Course

Rasch Course



Online Course ( delivered over a 6 week period) - 24th January - 6th March 2024 inclusive (No session on 14th Feb)

A workshop to introduce Rasch analysis using RUMM2030 software. This course will suit those working in the measurement of outcomes in the health sciences, of attitudinal data in the social sciences, or in educational testing. It will take the form of an online workshop introducing the Rasch measurement model and the Rasch Unidimensional Measurement Models (RUMM2030) software package. The workshop will be delivered fully online through a combination of pre-recorded teaching videos, exercises, and interactive live sessions over a number of weeks, from 24th January - 6th March 2024
inclusive. (No session on 14th Feb)

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to analyse and interpret data, using RUMM2030, for:

• Input of data into the RUMM2030 program
• Assessing fit to the Rasch model
• Testing for local dependency
• Examining the category probability patterns for
polytomous items
• Examining the targeting and reliability of the scale
or test
• Assessing the unidimensionality of the item set



Detailed Description

Course requirements:

  • Access to a computer running a pre-installed Evaluation Edition of RUMM 2030 (which we will provide) or a full version of RUMM 2030
  • NB – Please note that administrative rights are necessary to install RUMM onto a computer, so this installation will need to be done in advance of the course (by your institutional IT departments) if you do not have admin rights on your computer
  • NB – Please also note that RUMM 2030 is a Windows-only software package. If you wish to run it on a Mac, then this needs to be done through a Windows emulator package
  • Access to a computer running Microsoft Excel
  • Access to SPSS software is also preferable, but not necessary

Additional Details

Date of course: The planned sessions are all on a Wednesday afternoon, and are as follows:

24th January - 2-4pm UK time (GMT)

31st January – 2-4pm UK time (GMT)

7th February – 2-4pm UK time (GMT)

(No session on 14th Feb)

21st February - 2-4pm UK time (GMT)

28th February - 2-4pm UK time (GMT)

6th March      -  2-4pm UK time (GMT)

Please note that although participation in all sessions is encouraged, the live sessions will be recorded and access to these recordings will be provided to all participants.

Venue: Online
The course will be delivered through Microsoft Teams

For further information and updates please check the website:

Otherwise, please contact Angela Greenbank ( [email protected] ) for administrative enquires or Mike Horton ( [email protected] ) for course related enquiries.