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

3 Days Course: Wednesday, 22nd - Friday, 24th May 2019

Dates

PART 1 - 2 day course: Monday, 20th - Tuesday, 21st May 2019

PART 2 - 3 day course: Wednesday, 22nd - Friday, 24th May 2019

Times

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

£840.00 - Early Bird Fee - For bookings received on or before Wednesday, 20th March 2019.

£1040.00 - Standard Fee - For bookings received on or before Monday, 6th May 2019, or up until the closing date or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.

FEES - Part 2

£990.00 - Early Bird Fee - For bookings received on or before Friday, 22nd March 2019.

£1290.00 - Standard Fee - For bookings received on or before Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 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)

£1640.00 - Early Bird Fee - For bookings received on or before Friday, 22nd March 2019.

£1950.00 - Standard Fee - For bookings received on or before Wednesday, 8th May 2019, or up until the closing date or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.

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 scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk or telephone 0114 222 2968 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.

Booking and Payment

This course is now live on our Online Store, and we are currently taking bookings.

All of our short course bookings are initially processed through our Online Store. Payment is required at the time of booking (Credit/Debit Card or PayPal is accepted).

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. Bookings are NOT confirmed until receipt of the Purchase Order is received at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

If you have any queries relating to fees and payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Venue

Halifax Hall Hotel & Conference Centre

Endcliffe Vale Road,

Sheffield,

S10 3ER

www.halifaxhall.co.uk

Contact

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

or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Overview

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 Kaeetharuth. 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 this 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.

Course Materials

Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course. 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.

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 the course without completing Part 1 should contact the Short Course Unit in the first instance. Approval from the Course Leader is required for all bookings who will not be completing Part 1, prior to making their booking

Course Faculty

Anju Keetharuth is the Course Leader for this course.

Jakob Bjorner