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Survey Development and Validation

Developing and Evaluating Surveys and Measures in Health Sciences

This 8 week course will cover:

  •  The principles of item development
  •  The principles of instrument and scale construction
  •  How to evaluate reliability and internal consistency in measurement
  •  How to evaluate various types of validity (e.g., content, construct, discriminant, convergent, and divergent) in measurement
  •  How to evaluate the psychometric properties of a scale/instrument/survey using statistical software

Target Audience: Designed for principle investigators, co-investigators, fellows, and graduate students with an interest on developing and evaluating surveys. Prior statistical background is required at the level of understanding linear regression analysis.


Georgios Sideridis, PhD, Survey Methodologist 

2016 TBD

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