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Measurement Development

 

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An Analog Task that Didn't Quite Work

Howard Abikoff recounts an unsuccessful effort to design a useful task.

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Base It on Theory

Peter Mangione describes three key features of developing an assessment measure.

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Cross-Cultural Validation of Measurement

Flavio Kapczinski uses focus groups to define what 'functioning well' means in different cultures.

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Cultural Evaluation of Questionnaires

Velma McBride Murry describes how the cultural appropriateness of measurement items is evaluated.

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Deciding When to Develop a New Measure

Stephen Moore and Peter Mangione explain how to decide when it's time to forge ahead with developing a new measure.

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Q&A

Developing a Measure of Racial Identity

Robert Sellers talks in detail about how he and his colleagues developed the Multi-Dimensional Inventory of Black Identity.

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Developing an Evidence-based Measure

Grayson N. Holmbeck and Katie Devine describe a checklist that they created to guide researchers in the development of measures.

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Getting the Language Right

Margaret R. Weeks describes some of the challenges faced when translating a survey from a Hartford, Connecticut, context to a southern China context.

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Home Interviews Help Develop Measures

In-home interviews help develop constructs, states Ruth Chao.

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It's an Iterative Process

Stephen Moore explains how developing a measure is an iterative process.

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Item Banking and PROMIS

Bryce Reeve reports on item banking, IRT, and the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System that provides researchers with health outcomes measures.

Presentation - 1 hour 10 minutes 7 seconds


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Item Paneling and Piloting

Peter Mangione describes the pilot work that should take place before an instrument is ready.

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Item Response Theory

Paul A. Pilkonis explains IRT, a latent variable approach to measurement.

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Measuring a Changing Population

Terence A. Ketter addresses wellness measurement in young adults.

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Methods for Measuring Adherence

Alexandra Quittner talks about the methodological problems of measuring adherence to medical regimens.

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Onion & Garlic Symptoms

Eric A. Youngstrom considers improving bipolar disorder measures to address discrepancies among informants.

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Parent-Child Analog Tasks

Consecutive tasks in an experimental setting can provide data about behavior, says Howard Abikoff.

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Quantifying Mood Disorders Is a Work in Progress

Roger S. McIntyre underlines the importance of quantifying patient outcomes in the clinical realm.

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What Do the Numbers Mean?

Stephen Moore discusses the need for qualitative research underlying quantitative research.

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You Need to Convince the Funders

Stephen Moore and Peter Mangione state that you need strong rationale when proposing a new measure to a funding agency.

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Item Response Theory
Paul A. Pilkonis explains IRT, a latent variable approach to measurement.


Methods for Measuring Adherence
Alexandra Quittner talks about the methodological problems of measuring adherence to medical regimens.



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