Selecting, developing, and evaluating research instruments
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Journal/Book: Soc Psychiat Psychiat Epidem. 1999; 34: Platz der Deutschen Einheit 25, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany. Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag. 399-409.
Abstract: The goal of this paper is to provide researchers who are not experts in psychometric theory with a concise guide to instrument selection, development and evaluation. Issues of context - factors related to the setting or population in which an instrument will be used and psychometrics - the functioning of an instrument within a given context - are reviewed and discussed. Finally. Four categories or types of instruments, and the psychometric analyses that are necessary for establishing the reliability and validity of each type, are described.
Note: Article Switzer GE, Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Med, 3811 OHara St, Pittsburgh,PA 15213 USA
Keyword(s): DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE; FORM HEALTH SURVEY; MENTAL-STATE-EXAMINATION; FACE-TO-FACE; CES-D; ADMINISTERED VERSIONS; DEPRESSION; RELIABILITY; COMPUTER; TELEPHONE