The Application of Psychometrics for Measuring Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 1 (Face-2-Face)

Face-2-Face 2 day course: Monday, 27th - Tuesday, 28th March 2023
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that this course will take place again after this intake (March 2023).

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The aim of this two-day course is to provide participants with an introduction to psychometrics as applied to health. It will cover the core psychometric and statistical methods used in scale construction and the development of multi-item patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs).

Sessions will be delivered by external staff Professor Jakob Bue Bjorner (Optum Patient Insights) and Georgina Jones (Leeds Beckett University), who have an international reputation in psychometric methods and questionnaire development, analysis and interpretation, 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 no prior knowledge of psychometrics, or those who wish to refresh and gain more theoretical and practical knowledge in this area.

The course content is set at a basic/intermediate level. It will focus on classical methods of test construction and test of differential item function, but will also provide an introduction to modern psychometric methods such as Rasch models, item response theory and factor analysis for categorical data. 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:

  • identify the key stages involved in scale construction and development
  • understand the qualitative process involved in the development of a PROM and item generation
  • describe the different ways of scoring and scaling a PROM and the theory underpinning these
  • understand exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory (CFA) factor analysis and be able to carry out EFA using SPSS
  • understand what is meant by reliability, validity, and responsiveness and be able to analyse and interpret these using SPSS
  • explore the above concepts using datasets from a range of existing disease-specific and generic PROMs
  • be aware of the use of different software other than SPSS where applicable.

Faculty


Further learning: Part 2 (Advanced)

An advanced course will be run immediately following on from this course, which will cover Rasch models, item response theory, confirmatory factor analysis and factor analysis for categorical data in more detail using MPlus software. 

Dates and times

This course is scheduled to 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 that this course will take place again after this intake (March 2023).

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

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Fees

The fees for this course are as follows:

PART 1 ONLY:

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 ONLY:

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 (BOTH 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

This course is live on our online store and currently accepting bookings.  

NB:  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.

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Payment

Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (purchase order required at the time of booking).

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

This course will be delivered Face to Face at Halifax Hall (please see 'Course Delivery and Venue' for full details of venue)

  • A laptop will be required for the duration of the course. 
  • It is also advisable to use with a ‘mouse’ wherever possible.
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 the short google form below with your details.

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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: 29 November 2022