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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155098
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of Reliable and Valid Psychometric Instruments
Abstract:
Development of Reliable and Valid Psychometric Instruments
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Hall, Rosemary, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Jeanne Siegel, PhD, ARNP, BC
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Measurement is a vital concern to researchers to discover what is of primary interest and quantify a particular phenomenon. The use of psychometrically valid instruments is a necessary step for science to emerge. Nunnally (1978) emphasizes that systemic observations are a way of discovery of science; however, the absence of valid instruments to measure phenomenon hinders the development of science. With the absence of appropriate instruments, researchers face dilemmas that an instrument does not exist or is not appropriate to quantify knowledge about people, objects, events and the processes involved. Therefore, the aim of this abstract is to lay the groundwork that can be used by researchers to develop and test a psychometrically sound instrument, scale, or questionnaire within their substantive area of interest. Instrument development is a complex process that involves specific and multiple steps. The steps illustrate the methodology used by a nursing professor to guide 6 doctoral nursing students to develop a 50 item questionnaire to measure the Adaptation of Elders Moving from Home to an Assisted Living Facility (ALF). The framework used with this didactic process follows the guidelines of Nunally (1978), DeVellis 2003), and Waltz, Strickland, and Lenz (2005). The development of the scale encompasses the critique of existing instruments, importance of a theoretical framework, distinction between constructs and measures, steps to design an item pool with format for measurement, assuring reliability and validity, administration of the developed instrument, and the process of validity and reliability analysis. The instrument has been developed and tested with elders in an ALF. The analysis for psychometric properties is in the beginning stage and does fill in the gap with a valid and reliable instrument that can be used to identify salient positive and negative factors of adaptation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of Reliable and Valid Psychometric Instrumentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155098-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of Reliable and Valid Psychometric Instruments</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hall, Rosemary, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rhall@miami.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jeanne Siegel, PhD, ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Measurement is a vital concern to researchers to discover what is of primary interest and quantify a particular phenomenon. The use of psychometrically valid instruments is a necessary step for science to emerge. Nunnally (1978) emphasizes that systemic observations are a way of discovery of science; however, the absence of valid instruments to measure phenomenon hinders the development of science. With the absence of appropriate instruments, researchers face dilemmas that an instrument does not exist or is not appropriate to quantify knowledge about people, objects, events and the processes involved. Therefore, the aim of this abstract is to lay the groundwork that can be used by researchers to develop and test a psychometrically sound instrument, scale, or questionnaire within their substantive area of interest. Instrument development is a complex process that involves specific and multiple steps. The steps illustrate the methodology used by a nursing professor to guide 6 doctoral nursing students to develop a 50 item questionnaire to measure the Adaptation of Elders Moving from Home to an Assisted Living Facility (ALF). The framework used with this didactic process follows the guidelines of Nunally (1978), DeVellis 2003), and Waltz, Strickland, and Lenz (2005). The development of the scale encompasses the critique of existing instruments, importance of a theoretical framework, distinction between constructs and measures, steps to design an item pool with format for measurement, assuring reliability and validity, administration of the developed instrument, and the process of validity and reliability analysis. The instrument has been developed and tested with elders in an ALF. The analysis for psychometric properties is in the beginning stage and does fill in the gap with a valid and reliable instrument that can be used to identify salient positive and negative factors of adaptation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:32:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:32:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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