The Analysis and Interpretation of Think Aloud Interviews for Instrument Development

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159234
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Analysis and Interpretation of Think Aloud Interviews for Instrument Development
Abstract:
The Analysis and Interpretation of Think Aloud Interviews for Instrument Development
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Knafl, Kathleen, PhD, FAAN
Title:Professor
Contact Address:SON, 100 Church Street South, P.O. Box 9740, New Haven, CT, 06536-0740, USA
Co-Authors:Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor; Agatha Gallo, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; Gwynne Holcombe, BS, Project Director; Jane Dixon, PhD, Professor; Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Professor
Based on cognitive theory, think aloud (TA) interviews increasingly are used by researchers as an essential aspect of instrument design. TA interviews allow investigators to assess respondents' understanding of questionnaire items, and increasingly are used to improve instrument design. Although investigators have described procedures for conducting TA interviews, there are few guidelines for analyzing and applying data from TA interviews. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the analysis and interpretation of data from TA interviews that were conducted to develop a measure of family management of a child's chronic condition. Following development of an initial draft of the Family Management Style Survey (FMSS), TA interviews were completed with 30 parents of children with a chronic condition. Parents were asked to verbalize their thoughts as to their understanding of each item. This presentation focuses on the development and application of an analysis template used for summarizing parents' responses to each item, including their interpretation of the item and feedback on its applicability, tone, and wording. In addition, the authors describe and provide examples of how the results of the TA analysis were used to add, delete, and modify FMSS items. The authors discuss the contribution of TA interviews to establishing content validity, and address the importance of developing standardized guidelines for the analysis and interpretation of TA interviews to maximize their usefulness for instrument development.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Analysis and Interpretation of Think Aloud Interviews for Instrument Developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159234-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Analysis and Interpretation of Think Aloud Interviews for Instrument Development</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Knafl, Kathleen, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 100 Church Street South, P.O. Box 9740, New Haven, CT, 06536-0740, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor; Agatha Gallo, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; Gwynne Holcombe, BS, Project Director; Jane Dixon, PhD, Professor; Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Based on cognitive theory, think aloud (TA) interviews increasingly are used by researchers as an essential aspect of instrument design. TA interviews allow investigators to assess respondents' understanding of questionnaire items, and increasingly are used to improve instrument design. Although investigators have described procedures for conducting TA interviews, there are few guidelines for analyzing and applying data from TA interviews. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the analysis and interpretation of data from TA interviews that were conducted to develop a measure of family management of a child's chronic condition. Following development of an initial draft of the Family Management Style Survey (FMSS), TA interviews were completed with 30 parents of children with a chronic condition. Parents were asked to verbalize their thoughts as to their understanding of each item. This presentation focuses on the development and application of an analysis template used for summarizing parents' responses to each item, including their interpretation of the item and feedback on its applicability, tone, and wording. In addition, the authors describe and provide examples of how the results of the TA analysis were used to add, delete, and modify FMSS items. The authors discuss the contribution of TA interviews to establishing content validity, and address the importance of developing standardized guidelines for the analysis and interpretation of TA interviews to maximize their usefulness for instrument development. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:49:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:49:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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