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Only GSMS PhD students (including BCN PhD students) can participate in these courses. Use your P-number to register (ask your Personnel Office).

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Course: Measuring Concepts in Quantitative Research (Research Master)

This course is primarily intended for Research Master students. PhD studens can only participate if there is enough space.

Students learn how to develop good measurement instruments, and how to judge existing instruments.

This course deals with the process of operationalizing, i.e. the translation of theoretical concepts into measurement instruments. The role that validity and reliability play in this process will be dealt with in depth. Attention will be focused on the construction and use of multi-item measurement scales. Also determining relevant effects and the relation with sample size (power) will be discussed. Statistical tools such as factor analysis, and reliability assessment will dealt with. Students will have to do several exercises: developing a questionnaire, creating scale-scores from an existing dataset, judging and investigating the structure of an existing questionnaire.
Compulsory literature 
Measurement in Medicine, A Practical Guide
Authors: Henrica C. W. de Vet, Caroline B. Terwee, Lidwine B. Mokkink, Dirk L. Knol
isbn: 9780521133852

Exam is compulsory. 100% attendance is compusary.

EC (with exam)


Course coordinator

  • Eric van Sonderen, PhD



Target Groups

  • ReMa students
  • PhD students

Contact person

Renate Kroese,

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