The Application of Psychometrics for Assessing Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 2

PART 2: 3 day course: Wednesday, 29th - Friday, 31st March 2023

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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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Faculty

Dates and times

Part 2 of our Psychometrics course is scheduled to place as follows:

Day 1:  Wednesday, 29th March 2023 - all day times tbc

Day 2:  Thursday, 30th March 2023 - all day times tbc

Day 3:  Friday, 31st March 2023 - all day times tbc

Authorisation must gained in advance from ScHARR if you only wish to attend Part 2 of our Psychometrics course.  Part 2 is password protected and you will need to forward your details and a brief description of your experience/qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1 of this course.  Once authorised you will be emailed the password and booking links to enable you to make your booking.

Please forward your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, with details of your relevant experience/qualifications if you wish to attend just Part 2 of this course.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the course, where you will be contacted once the course is live on our Online Store and accepting bookings, please complete the short 'Register Interest' google form below or email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

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Fees

The fees for this course are as follows:

PART 1:

Early Bird Rate:  £840 for online bookings received before 12 noon on Friday, 6th January 

Standard Rate:  £1040 for online bookings received before 12 noon on Monday, 13th March 2023

PART 2: 

Early Bird Rate:  £990 for online bookings received before 12 noon on Friday, 6th January 

Standard Rate:  £1290 for online bookings received before 12 noon on Monday, 13th March 2023

WHOLE COURSE (Part 1 & Part 2):

Early Bird Rate:  £1640 for online bookings received before 12 noon on Friday, 6th January 

Standard Rate:  £1950 for online bookings received before 12 noon on Monday, 13th March 2023

NB:  If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at (scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk) in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at a reduced rate.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the course, where you will be contacted once the course is live on our Online Store and accepting bookings, please complete the short 'Register Interest' google form below or email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

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If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Booking and Payment

This will be updated once the course is live on our online store and accepting bookings.

PART 2 Only

Authorisation must gained in advance from ScHARR if you only wish to attend Part 2 of our Psychometrics course. 

Part 2 is password protected and you will need to forward your details and a brief description of your experience/qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1 of this course. 

Once authorised you will be emailed the password and booking links to enable you to make your booking.

Please forward your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, with details of your relevant experience/qualifications if you wish to attend just Part 2 of this course.

In the meantime, if you would like to be added to the waiting list for the course, where you will be contacted once the course is live on our Online Store and accepting bookings, please complete the short 'Register Interest' google form below or email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

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Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided).

Immediate payment or purchase order details are required at the time of booking, please ensure you have these details to hand before making your booking.

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.  Wherever possible please also email a copy of your company purchase order to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

We would like to reassure you that any bookings made for 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.

In addition, 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

If you are having difficulties making your Online Store booking, please contact the Online Store directly at onlinestore@sheffield.ac.uk, in the first instance.

If you require any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Course Delivery and Venue

This course will be delivered face- to-face at Halifax Hall:

Halifax Hall Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre 

Endcliffe Vale Road, 

Sheffield, 

S10 3ER
https://www.halifaxhall.co.uk/

Requirements

FACE TO FACE DELIVERY

A laptop will be required for the duration of the course.  It is also advisable to use with a ‘mouse’ wherever possible.

We may be able to loan you a mouse, please contact us at the time of your booking.

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).

Part 2 is password protected and you will need to forward your details and a brief description of your experience/qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1 of this course. 

Once authorised you will be emailed the password and booking links to enable you to make your booking.

Please forward your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, with details of your relevant experience/qualifications if you wish to attend just Part 2 of this course.

Contact

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this course, please complete the short google form below or email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted as soon as the dates have been confirmed.

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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: 26 May 2022