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Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use

Author: Geoffrey R Norman; David L Strainer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. edView all editions and formats
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A new edition of this practical guide for clinicians who are developing tools to measure subjective states, attitudes, or non-tangible outcomes in their patients, suitable for those who have no  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey R Norman; David L Strainer
ISBN: 9780199231881 0199231885
OCLC Number: 475551958
Description: xvii, 431 s
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Basic concepts ; 3. Devising the items ; 4. Scaling responses ; 5. Selecting the items ; 6. Biases in responding ; 7. From items to scales ; 8. Reliability ; 9. Generalizability theory ; 10. Validity ; 11. Measuring change ; 12. Item response theory ; 13. Methods of administration ; 14. Ethical considerations ; 15. Reporting test results ; Appendices
Responsibility: David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

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