Instrument Development

Location: Deakin Downtown, Level 12 Tower 2 - 727 Collins Street Melbourne 3008
Date: Friday 18th August 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

In the era of evidence-based practice, survey has become one of the most intensively and extensively used research methods in health disciplines. In survey research, a quality survey instrument is the key to quality research data. Understanding survey instrument development and validation is thus essential for health researchers to critique surveyed evidence and importantly to be able to develop survey instruments to serve their research purposes.

This workshop is designed to provide health researchers with:

  1. basic understanding of psychometric properties of a survey instrument,
  2. knowledge of main steps in designing, developing and validating a survey instrument,
  3. real examples of designing pilot instrument development studies (including advise on sample size, test-retest examination, evaluating internal consistency, performing exploratory factor analysis and establishing reliability with illustrations in SPSS),
  4. real examples of confirmatory factor analysis with a brief introduction to AMOS IBM, and
  5. case studies on instrument (questionnaire) development and validation in nursing education and psychology.

Who should attend?
PhD students and early career researchers within the Faculty of Health. This workshop is most suitable for those who have had some basic knowledge in health statistics and research methodology.

Presented by
Mohammadreza Mohebbi, PhD, Senior Researcher Biostatistics
Van Nguyen, PhD
Elizabeth Oldland, Lecturer School of Nursing

Vacancies: 40

Registration link will go live on July 17th

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