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Course: Measuring Concepts in Quantitative Research

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

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

Examination
Exam is compulsory. 100% attendance is compulsory.

Calendar

25-2-2020, 13.00 – 15.00
27-2-2020, 10.00 – 12.00
03-3-2020, 14.00 – 16.00
05-3-2020, 10.00 – 12.00

Written exam
tbd

Date

February 25–March 5, 2020

Time

to be announced

EC (with exam)

2

Location address

to be announced

Course coordinator

  • Maya Schroevers

Language

English

Target Groups

  • ReMa students
  • PhD students

Vacancies

fully booked

Registration

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