Selecting the Right Research Instrument: Going Beyond the Title and Reported Psychometrics

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304475
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Selecting the Right Research Instrument: Going Beyond the Title and Reported Psychometrics
Author(s):
Shortridge-Baggett, Lillie M.; Reid, Carol; Courtney, Mary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Omega
Author Details:
Lillie M. Shortridge-Baggett, RN, EdD, FAAN, FNAP, lshortridgebaggett@pace.edu; Carol Reid, PhD, MAppSc, GradCertHlth (Sexual Health), BHSc(N), RN; Mary Courtney, PhD, MHP, BAdmin (Acc), RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: '

The aims of this presentation are to examine the critical instrumentation and measurement issues in selecting a research instrument for use in research and to apply to two scales used in a recently completed study.' Often the title and reported psychometrics are used as the main guide for choosing an instrument for use in a study.'' Additional criteria will be discussed.

Methods:

Two instruments used in a recent study in which these presenters were involved as a consultant, supervisor, and investigator will be discussed as exemplars.' These instruments, both scales based on the same theoretical perspective, will be examined from the titles of the scales, adherence to the theory and assumptions, appropriateness for the research questions and hypotheses, completeness in covering the essential aspects of the construct, consistency with variable definitions, and use of the recommended format for measuring the construct. An overview of the psychometrics of these scales in previous studies and the current one as well as the outcomes of the above review will be presented.

'Results: '

The results of the critical appraisal of two research instruments show that both scales had strong psychometrics in previous studies in which they were used.' They did not adhere, however, to all dimensions of the theory they were developed to measure.' In addition, they did not adhere consistently to the recommended format for measuring the construct.'

Conclusion:

These results indicate careful appraisal of the instrumentation and measurement properties using additional criteria is important.' Both of these areas are essential to the quality of the study.

Keywords:
measurement; psychometrics; instrumentation
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSelecting the Right Research Instrument: Going Beyond the Title and Reported Psychometricsen
dc.contributor.authorShortridge-Baggett, Lillie M.en
dc.contributor.authorReid, Carolen
dc.contributor.authorCourtney, Maryen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Omegaen
dc.author.detailsLillie M. Shortridge-Baggett, RN, EdD, FAAN, FNAP, lshortridgebaggett@pace.edu; Carol Reid, PhD, MAppSc, GradCertHlth (Sexual Health), BHSc(N), RN; Mary Courtney, PhD, MHP, BAdmin (Acc), RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304475-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>' <p>The aims of this presentation are to examine the critical instrumentation and measurement issues in selecting a research instrument for use in research and to apply to two scales used in a recently completed study.' Often the title and reported psychometrics are used as the main guide for choosing an instrument for use in a study.'' Additional criteria will be discussed. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Two instruments used in a recent study in which these presenters were involved as a consultant, supervisor, and investigator will be discussed as exemplars.' These instruments, both scales based on the same theoretical perspective, will be examined from the titles of the scales, adherence to the theory and assumptions, appropriateness for the research questions and hypotheses, completeness in covering the essential aspects of the construct, consistency with variable definitions, and use of the recommended format for measuring the construct. An overview of the psychometrics of these scales in previous studies and the current one as well as the outcomes of the above review will be presented. <p>'<b>Results: </b>' <p>The results of the critical appraisal of two research instruments show that both scales had strong psychometrics in previous studies in which they were used.' They did not adhere, however, to all dimensions of the theory they were developed to measure.' In addition, they did not adhere consistently to the recommended format for measuring the construct.' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>These results indicate careful appraisal of the instrumentation and measurement properties using additional criteria is important.' Both of these areas are essential to the quality of the study.en
dc.subjectmeasurementen
dc.subjectpsychometricsen
dc.subjectinstrumentationen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:45Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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