The course is an advanced course in the science of measurements in medicine and is a continuation of the introductory course. Participants will learn the details of how to develop a new measurement instrument and perform a field test, and this is followed by a thorough review of validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and interpretability. Furthermore, participants will learn the basics of item reduction and factor analysis. Lastly, the concepts of modern IRT and Rasch measurement theory in questionnaire research will be introduced.
The purpose of the course is to give participants in-depth knowledge of clinimetric testing of questionnaires.
At the end of the course the participant will:
- Have the skills to complete the process of developing a new measurement instrument
- Have basic knowledge about item reduction and factor analysis
- Know how to perform a field test
- Be able to define, determine and interpret a) validity, b) reproducibility, c) responsiveness and d) interpretation
- Have an overview of the benefits of modern psychometric methods such as IRT and Rasch analyses
- Be able to explain the basics of IRT and Rasch analysis
Recommended knowledge for participation:
Introductory course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics
Basic skills in using Stata
The course is taught in English
Associate professor Henrik Hein Lauridsen
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement"
For all other participants the course fee is DKK 3,298