Measurement in Health Behavior: Methods for Research and Evaluation

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 6, 2006 - Medical - 336 pages
Measurement in Health Behavior offers faculty, students, researchers, and public health professionals the information they need to improve their knowledge of instrument development and testing and their understanding of reliability and validity testing discussed in articles and reports. The book also helps improve students’ and professionals’ ability to conduct basic tests for reliability and validity and hones their skills in interpreting the results of data analysis. Based on data collected from the author’s more than ten years of research and program development, Measurement in Health Behavior provides realistic examples from the public health arena to clearly demonstrate the book’s concepts.
 

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Contents

Methods for Research and Education Chapter One INTRODUCTION TO MEASUREMENT
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Methods for Research and Education Chapter Two TYPES OF MEASURES
18
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Three MEASUREMENT ERROR
36
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Four SURVEY DEVELOPMENT
54
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Five KNOWLEDGE TESTS
75
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Six THEORY AND MEASUREMENT
103
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Seven ITEM WRITING AND SCALING
121
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Eight REVIEW OF STATISTICAL CONCEPTS
136
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Nine FUNDAMENTALS OF RELIABILITY
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Methods for Research and Education Chapter Ten RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ITEM ANALYSIS
176
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Eleven VALIDITY
211
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Twelve FACTOR ANALYSIS
237
Methods for Research and Education Chapter Thirteen ITEM RESPONSE THEORY
276
Methods for Research and Education REFERENCES
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Methods for Research and Education Index
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Colleen Konicki Di Iorio, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, is a professor in the department of behavioral sciences and health education at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and the associate editor of The Journal of Nursing Measurement. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on research and measurement methods in public health. Di Iorio is a contributor to the third edition of Health Education and Health Behavior from Jossey-Bass.

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