Demystifying Instrument Development: A Practical Approach for Nursing Education Researchers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/604214
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Demystifying Instrument Development: A Practical Approach for Nursing Education Researchers
Author(s):
Spurlock, Darrell R.; Wonder, Amy Hagedorn
Author Details:
Darrell R. Spurlock RN, NEA-BC, ANEF dspurlock@mccn.edu; Amy Hagedorn Wonder RN awonder@iu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, April 7, 2016: The purpose of this educational pre-conference workshop is to demystify the process for developing and testing theoretically and psychometrically sounds instruments for use in nursing education and nursing education research. Attendees interested in developing and testing an instrument or scale will gain the confidence to carry out initial instrument development work by a) developing new skills and insights into the instrument development process and, b) identifying collaborators who can support instrument development. In a strong statement describing the foundational importance of measurement to the overall research process, DeVellis (2012) noted, “A researcher who does not understand the relationship between measures and the variables they represent, in a very literal sense, does not know what they are talking about. Viewed in this light, the efforts entailed in careful measurement are amply rewarded by their benefits” (p. 191). Clearly, the science of nursing education will benefit tremendously from access to instruments with robust validity and reliability evidence. Attendees will engage in active learning exercises and dialogue with colleagues from across the country to define important measurement and instrument topics, content areas, and strategies. Concepts examined include measurement theory, quantitative and qualitative approaches in instrument development, analytic techniques for instrument testing and refinement, and research designs for establishing validity and reliability evidence. Overarching themes include ethical, cultural, and pragmatic considerations in measure development and application. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to: 1. Explain various approaches to instrument development, focusing on application of common models/theories of measurement. 2. Distinguish current conceptions of validity and reliability and the methodological strategies required to produce robust validity and reliability evidence. 3. Select appropriate basic psychometric analyses required for instrument/scale development. 4. Construct an empirically sound approach for instrument/scale development and initial testing. 5. Evaluate and apply guidelines for appraisal of instrument/scale development research.
Keywords:
instrument development; nursing education research; measurement
Repository Posting Date:
1-Apr-2016
Date of Publication:
1-Apr-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16WSP2
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDemystifying Instrument Development: A Practical Approach for Nursing Education Researchersen
dc.contributor.authorSpurlock, Darrell R.en
dc.contributor.authorWonder, Amy Hagedornen
dc.author.detailsDarrell R. Spurlock RN, NEA-BC, ANEF dspurlock@mccn.edu; Amy Hagedorn Wonder RN awonder@iu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/604214en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, April 7, 2016: The purpose of this educational pre-conference workshop is to demystify the process for developing and testing theoretically and psychometrically sounds instruments for use in nursing education and nursing education research. Attendees interested in developing and testing an instrument or scale will gain the confidence to carry out initial instrument development work by a) developing new skills and insights into the instrument development process and, b) identifying collaborators who can support instrument development. In a strong statement describing the foundational importance of measurement to the overall research process, DeVellis (2012) noted, “A researcher who does not understand the relationship between measures and the variables they represent, in a very literal sense, does not know what they are talking about. Viewed in this light, the efforts entailed in careful measurement are amply rewarded by their benefits” (p. 191). Clearly, the science of nursing education will benefit tremendously from access to instruments with robust validity and reliability evidence. Attendees will engage in active learning exercises and dialogue with colleagues from across the country to define important measurement and instrument topics, content areas, and strategies. Concepts examined include measurement theory, quantitative and qualitative approaches in instrument development, analytic techniques for instrument testing and refinement, and research designs for establishing validity and reliability evidence. Overarching themes include ethical, cultural, and pragmatic considerations in measure development and application. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to: 1. Explain various approaches to instrument development, focusing on application of common models/theories of measurement. 2. Distinguish current conceptions of validity and reliability and the methodological strategies required to produce robust validity and reliability evidence. 3. Select appropriate basic psychometric analyses required for instrument/scale development. 4. Construct an empirically sound approach for instrument/scale development and initial testing. 5. Evaluate and apply guidelines for appraisal of instrument/scale development research.en
dc.subjectinstrument developmenten
dc.subjectnursing education researchen
dc.subjectmeasurementen
dc.date.available2016-04-01T11:27:37Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T11:27:37Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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