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Selecting, developing, and evaluating research instruments.
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PMID:  10501709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
G E Switzer; S R Wisniewski; S H Belle; M A Dew; R Schultz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0933-7954     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-04     Completed Date:  1999-11-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804358     Medline TA:  Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol     Country:  GERMANY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-409     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Psychological Tests / standards*
Psychometrics / methods*,  standards*
Reproducibility of Results
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