jMetrik Short Course Offerings
Online software workshops for practitioners featuring jMetrik™ 4.0
jMetrik is a free and open source software application for psychometric analysis. It features a user-friendly interface, integrated database, and a variety of statistical procedures and charts. The purpose of the short course is to familiarize participants with jMetrik and its use in scale development and applied testing programs. All relevant measurement theory will be covered in the short course with emphasis on its implementation in jMetrik. At the end of the short course, participants will be proficient in using jMetrik to analyze test data.
The short course will be conducted by Patrick Meyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Virginia and developer of jMetrik.
Version 4.0 is a significant revision to jMetrik that adds new functionality for item response theory. It will be available as a free download from www.ItemAnalysis.com a day or two prior to the short course. Version 4 includes new feature for item response theory including marginal maximum likelihood estimation of binary and polytomous item response models including the 3PL and generalized partial credit model. View a complete list of jMetrik features.
August/September 2016 short course
We will offer a new jMetrik workshop that focuses on item response theory. It will address the current features for the Rasch family of item response models. It will also discuss new item response models being added to jMetrik including the 2PL model, 3PL model, 4PL model, and the generalized partial credit model. This workshop assumes that participants have experience with jMetrik or have read the book Applied Measurement with jMetrik.
Remote webinar participation allows you to join the short course from your home or office. A web browser and internet access are the only requirements for the webinar. The short course will be conducted for two hours a day for four days. All participants will have access to video recorded short course sessions for up to two months after the short course.
International Short Course Participants
Participants will have additional options for participation if their time zone makes it difficult to participate from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT minus 4 hours) on the days of the short course. These options are designed to allow participants from places like Australia, India, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia to join the short course. Video tapes of each session will be available soon after it is complete. You may view these video tapes at any time and send us questions. We will also schedule special sessions upon request that make it easier for you to ask questions in person. You may use these special sessions to ask questions and see additional live demonstrations. We will offer the special sessions during the week of the short course. Please contact us to make arrangements for a special session. We will do our best to accommodate all participants.
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