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
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee this course will take place again after this intake (March 2023).

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

This course is scheduled to take place FACE TO FACE as follows:

Part 1 Only:  Monday, 27th - Tuesday, 28th March 2023 (Full days - Time TBC)

Part 2 Only*:  Wednesday, 29th - Friday, 31st March 2023 (Full days - Time TBC)

Whole Course: (Part 1 and Part 2): Monday, 27th - Friday, 31st March 2023 (Full days - Times TBC)

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee this course will take place again after this intake (March 2023).

*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 email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, together with a brief overview of your relevant experience and/or qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1.

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with booking deadlines, please complete this short google form with your details.

Psychometrics - Register Interest Google Form

Fees

The fees for this FACE TO FACE 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.

Booking and Payment

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee this course will take place again after this intake (March 2023).

Authorisation must gained in advance from ScHARR if you only wish to attend Part 2 of our Psychometrics course to gain the password required to book.  Please email your details and a brief overview 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 email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, together with a brief overview of your relevant experience and/or qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1.

PAYMENT

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.

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 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.

NB:  We may be able to loan you a mouse, please contact us at the time of your booking at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

PART 2 ONLY

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).

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 email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, together with a brief overview of your relevant experience and/or qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1.

PART 2 Prior Learning/Entry requirements

PART 2 ONLY

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).

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 email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk, together with a brief overview of your relevant experience and/or qualifications that you feel would exempt you from attending Part 1.

Contact

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us:

Email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Tel:  0114 222 2968

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with booking deadlines, please complete this short google form with your details.

Psychometrics - Register Interest Google Form

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: 29 November 2022