This course is intended for researchers and analysts who deal with data that include ratings from human judges. You will learn how to assess whether raters function (as desired) interchangeably, or if they differ systematically in ways that can impair the overall rating system.
Dr. Everett V. Smith, Jr
Everett V. Smith Jr. is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Smith is responsible for the development of the Ph.D. specialization and M.Ed. programs in Measurement Evaluation Statistics and Assessment (MESA); the online M.Ed. in MESA program; and the online Educational Research Methodology certificate program at UIC. Dr. Smith specializes in psychometrics, specifically Rasch measurement. His research interests and expertise include test and rating scale design and analysis for the measurement of latent constructs, testing model robustness, and, in general, applications of Rasch measurement in the social, behavioral, health, rehabilitation, and medical sciences for both criterion and norm-reference assessments. Among these applications include studies of dimensionality, DIF, cross-cultural equivalence, equating, item banking, rating scale optimization, and standard setting.