The Application of Psychometrics for Assessing Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 2
3 Days Course: Wednesday, 26th - Friday, 28th May 2021
The aim of this 3-day course is to provide participants with an introduction to advanced psychometric models in analysis of multi-item patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs).
The course will cover confirmatory factor analytic methods for categorical data, Rasch models, and other items response theory (IRT) models.
Sessions will be delivered by external staff Jakob Bue Bjorner (Optum Patient Insights, who have an international reputation in advanced psychometric methods) and ScHARR staff Anju Keetharuth. The course will be interactive and practical. Sessions will be delivered using lectures and individual and small group practical exercises using real-world examples.
Who will benefit from the course?
The course content is aimed at participants with basic knowledge of psychometrics who want to apply advanced methods in scale construction and evaluation.
The course content is set at an intermediate/advanced level. It will focus on modern psychometric methods: factor analysis for categorical data, Rasch models, and other IRT models. It will be relevant to researchers, students, clinicians and other health care professionals and members of the pharmaceutical industry interested in using or developing PROMs.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
- perform item-level confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of PROMs using Mplus software
- understand the assumptions of CFA models, evaluate model fit, and revise the model
- understand the similarities and differences between CFA models, Rasch models and other IRT models
- perform IRT analyses using the Mplus software
- understand the assumptions of Rasch and IRT models and the principles for testing the models
- use results from IRT analyses to develop or select the optimal PROM for a particular research purpose
- be aware of the use of other software for CFA, Rasch and IRT analyses.
- Dates and times
PART 1 - 2 day course: Monday, 24th - Tuesday, 25th May 2021.
PART 2 - 3 day course: Wednesday, 26th - Friday, 28th May 2021
Day 1 - Starts at 9am with Registration and refreshments, with a prompt course start at 9:30am. It is scheduled to close for the day at 5:30pm.
Day 2 - Starts at 9am and is scheduled to close for the day at 5pm.
Day 3 - Starts at 9am and is scheduled to close for the day at approximately 3pm.
FEES - Part 1
£840 - Early Bird Fee - This will automatically close at 11pm on 24th February 2021.
£1040 - Standard Fee - For bookings received on or before 11pm on 10th May 2021, or up until the closing date or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.
FEES - Part 2
£990 - Early Bird Fee - This will automatically close at 11pm on 24th February 2021.
£1290 - Standard Fee - For bookings received on or before 11pm on 10th May 2021, or up until the closing date or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.
FEES - Discounted Full Course (this must be booked as the Whole Course or you will be charged separately)
£1640 - Early Bird Fee - This will automatically close at 11pm on 24th February 2021.
£1950 - Standard Fee - For bookings received on or before 11pm on 10th May 2021, or up until the closing date or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.
- Booking and Payment
Wherever possible we aim to run as many of our ScHARR short courses as is practically possible, but this may be in a different format to how they have previously been delivered, or were intending to be delivered.
We are currently looking at other ways in which our courses could potentially be delivered e.g. online and which courses this would be suitable for.
Any bookings made for any of our ScHARR short courses will be ‘Covid-19 Secure’ meaning that we would ensure that any courses delivered face-to-face would only be done so if Government guidance permitted, and our venue(s) were able to adhere to all Covid-19 safety measures.
We are continuing to monitor the situation, and we will be regularly updating to comply with Government guidance and restrictions.
We would like to reassure you that any bookings made would be Covid-19 secure, whereby if the course were unable to take place in the format advertised at the time of your booking, we would offer a no-quibble guarantee that we would:
- automatically transfer your booking to a rescheduled date
- automatically transfer your booking to the Online version of the course
- process a full refund, if neither of the above are suitable for you
This course is live on our Online Store, and we are currently taking bookings.
All of our ScHARR short course bookings are initially processed via our Online Store. Payment is by credit/debit card or PayPal and via invoice (purchase order required) if required.
If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking and select the invoice option at the start of the booking process. Bookings are NOT confirmed until receipt of the purchase order is received at email@example.com.
If you have any queries regarding booking or payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Accommodation and meals
The course fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout this 3-day course.
No accommodation is included. We do have a preferential rate of £70 per night at Halifax Hall Hotel and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, which is situated behind Halifax Hall. Please contact Karen Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
If you have any particular dietary or access requirements then please contact the Short Course Unit with your requirements at the time of booking.
- Course Materials and textbook
Course materials will be provided via a delegate course website approximately one week prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course as necessary. Hard copies of PowerPoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the delegate course website.
Also included in the course fee, is a hard copy of the book Quality of Life: the Assessment, analysis and reporting of patient-reported outcomes (ISBN 978-1-444-33795-2) produced by Wiley. NB: One copy per person will be provided.
Participants are asked to supply their own laptop throughout the course. Participants will work on laptops using Mplus during the course. An Mplus demo version will be provided during the course for participants who do not have Mplus.
- Prior learning / Entry requirements
Participants should have completed Part 1 of this course (which runs immediately prior to this course) or have sufficient suitable experience or other suitable qualification(s).
Participants who wish to join this Part 2 course, without completing Part 1 should contact the Short Course Unit in the first instance, with details of their relevant qualifications and experience.
Approval from the ScHARR Short Course Unit will be required for all bookings who will not be completing Part 1. Once approved, you will be issued with a password to enter when prompted, during the booking process.
Halifax Hall Hotel & Conference Centre
Endcliffe Vale Road
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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
Information last updated: 11 January 2021