Graphical Rasch Models

  • Svend Kreiner
  • Karl Bang Christensen


This paper defines a class of multivariate models combining features of Rasch type models with features of graphical interaction models into a common framework for analysis of criterion related construct validity and differential item functioning. Item analysis by Graphical Rasch models is illustrated with reanalysis of a summary Health scale counting numbers of experienced symptoms within the last six months.


Latent Variable Differential Item Functioning Exogenous Variable Conditional Independence Item Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svend Kreiner
    • 1
  • Karl Bang Christensen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.National Institute of Occupational HealthDenmark

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