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Introduction to the Rasch Poisson Counts Model: An R Tutorial

September, 2018

Article Type: Research Article

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DOI: 10.1177/0033294118797577 move

Issue: | Volume: 122 | Page No:


The Rasch Poisson Counts Model is the oldest Rasch model developed by the Danish mathematician Georg Rasch in 1952. Nevertheless, the model has had limited applications in psychoeducational assessment. With the rise of neurocognitive and psychomotor testing, there is more room for new applications of the model where other item response theory models cannot be applied. In this paper, we give a general introduction to the Rasch Poisson Counts Model and then using data of an attention test walk the reader through how to use the "lme4" package in R to estimate the model and interpret the outputs.