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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166196
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Accessing Instruments: Where Are They When You Need Them
Author(s):
Rice, Marti
Author Details:
Marti Rice, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Nursing, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, email: RICEM@ADMIN.SON.UAB.EDU
Abstract:
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss methods of locating, accessing, and selecting instruments for use in a given study. Both formal and informal methods of locating instruments will be considered as well as how to access instruments including those with and without a copyright. Finally, selection criteria for judging the merit of an instrument in relation to a particular study will be discussed. Locating Instruments: Formal methods for locating instruments to be discussed will include using computerized databases such as the Health and Psychological Instruments Online (HAPI). Information on compendia, books, and other resources will also be provided. More informal methods to be discussed will include networking, using proceeding manuals or conference brochures as information sources, and ways to locate researchers in a particular area. Accessing Instruments: Methods of accessing information on copyrighted instruments include obtaining and using proof sets of scales as well as determining any restrictions on purchasing and using. Methods of accessing non-copyrighted instruments will also be considered. Selecting Instruments: Once the instrument has been located, the suitability of the instrument for the study must be assessed. Important aspects include identifying the theory that undergirds the instrument, determining the fit with the investigator's conceptual definition, judging the appropriateness of the validation procedures used on the instrument in relation to the present study, and, similarly, the methods used for ascertaining reliability. Assessing the more mundane aspects of an instrument will also be discussed and include such concerns as length and appropriateness of format to study respondents. Application: Brief discussions of the match between the concept of temperament in children and instruments designed to measure this concept will be presented as will the processes used in instrument selection for a study on medication use in older, dialysis patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAccessing Instruments: Where Are They When You Need Themen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRice, Martien_US
dc.author.detailsMarti Rice, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Nursing, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, email: RICEM@ADMIN.SON.UAB.EDUen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166196-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this presentation is to discuss methods of locating, accessing, and selecting instruments for use in a given study. Both formal and informal methods of locating instruments will be considered as well as how to access instruments including those with and without a copyright. Finally, selection criteria for judging the merit of an instrument in relation to a particular study will be discussed. Locating Instruments: Formal methods for locating instruments to be discussed will include using computerized databases such as the Health and Psychological Instruments Online (HAPI). Information on compendia, books, and other resources will also be provided. More informal methods to be discussed will include networking, using proceeding manuals or conference brochures as information sources, and ways to locate researchers in a particular area. Accessing Instruments: Methods of accessing information on copyrighted instruments include obtaining and using proof sets of scales as well as determining any restrictions on purchasing and using. Methods of accessing non-copyrighted instruments will also be considered. Selecting Instruments: Once the instrument has been located, the suitability of the instrument for the study must be assessed. Important aspects include identifying the theory that undergirds the instrument, determining the fit with the investigator's conceptual definition, judging the appropriateness of the validation procedures used on the instrument in relation to the present study, and, similarly, the methods used for ascertaining reliability. Assessing the more mundane aspects of an instrument will also be discussed and include such concerns as length and appropriateness of format to study respondents. Application: Brief discussions of the match between the concept of temperament in children and instruments designed to measure this concept will be presented as will the processes used in instrument selection for a study on medication use in older, dialysis patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:42:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:42:13Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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