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IRT and CAT using Concerto (3 days)

When May 31, 2017 10:00 AM to
Jun 02, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge, UK
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Item Response Theory and Computer Adaptive Testing

(IMPORTANT NOTE: For those looking for the March 2017 course - it's full! That's why we are now promoting the next one. If you've already booked for March, we're expecting you. For those who have missed out, why not book now for May to avoid disappointment)

A three-day course introducing you to Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) using the R open-source statistical computing software and Concerto, the open-source online adaptive test development platform. Get first-hand experience of applying IRT analysis to questionnaire data and create item banks suitable for computer adaptive testing. 

A three-day course introducing you to Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) using the R open-source statistical computing software and Concerto, the open-source online adaptive test development platform. Get first-hand experience of applying IRT analysis to questionnaire data and create item banks suitable for computer adaptive testing. 

  • Introduction to R and RStudio
  • Basic concepts of Item Response Theory (IRT)
  • Generation of calibrated item banks using R packages
  • Simulating CATs to assess item bank performance
  • Scoring CATs using R
  • Administering CATs using Concerto  

CAT Demos using Concerto Version 5:           Verbal Reasoning            Numerical Reasoning

Feedback from previous courses:

"The course was incredibly well pitched.. it was the best course I have ever attended in terms of quality of teaching!"
"The introduction to R was very useful for me, Aiden and Chris were good teachers and very helpful." 
"A really great atmosphere and great teaching that fostered a collaborative learning environment."
"I liked the 'spirit' of the workshop which was intense, motivating and very hands-on - thank you so much for a               brilliant course!"
 "An excellent three days; it was incredibly informative, well-paced and well organised."

 

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Nick Mackintosh Room, 2nd floor,
Psychology Building,
Downing Site 
Cambridge CB2 3EB

MAP

31st May to
2nd June 2017
3 day course
Wednesday:
10.30 - 17.30.
Thursday
& Friday:
09.30 - 17.30

Business: £800 (plus 20% VAT)
Academics: £600 (plus 20% VAT)
Students:£500 (plus 20% VAT) 

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Dr Chris Gibbons,
Aiden Loe

Prior experience with R is not necessary. Participants should bring their own laptops with the following programs installed:
R version 3.1.3 (http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/R-3/R-3.1.3.tar.gz)
RStudio (http://www.rstudio.com/ide/download/ )

Schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to R and Rstudio

10.30 – 11.30 R and Rstudio installation, Introduction to R

11.30 - 13.00 Data analysis and R basics, Practical (Part 1)

13.00 - 02.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Practical (Part 2)

16.00 - 17.30 Practical examples and exercises, Questions

Day 2 – Item Response Theory (IRT)

09.30 - 11.00 IRT (Theory), Application of IRT models (Practical)

11.15 - 12.45 Different IRT response scales (dichotomous and polytomous)  (Theory), Analysing polytomous scales using the Rasch model (Practical)

12.45 - 02.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 IRT modelling  of the CESD depression scale (Theory & Practical)

16.00 - 17.30 IRT diagnostics of the CESD depression scale (Theory & Practical), Practical examples and exercises, Revisions and Questions

Day 3 – Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) with Concerto

09.30 - 11.00 Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT Theory and Practical)

11.15 - 12.45 Firestar simulation of item bank performance (Practical), Programming a polytomous adaptive test using the catR package (Practical)

12.45 - 02.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Introduction to adaptive testing in Concerto (Theory and Practical)

16.00 - 17.30 Final Revision & Exercise, Certificates and Q&A