Assessing Measurement Reliability and Validity

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Organisation
UCL
Start - End
8 Feb - 9 Feb
Study Options
Remote
Fee
£ 150
Contact Name
Centre for Applied Statistics Courses
Contact Email
ich.statscou@ucl.ac.uk

08 February 2021–09 February 2021, 9:30 am–1:00 pm

This course runs over two half days it offers an introduction to the principles, methods of assessment, and the appropriateness of statistical analyses for different types of measurement validity and reliability. Particular focus is given to statistical assessment of reliability over time, context and rater.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all live courses will now be delivered online through a video feed. You can expect the same level of group and individual support as you would have received in our face-to-face courses.

Understanding and assessing reliability and validity are important when developing and using new tests and measurement tools. This course gives an introduction to the concepts of reliability and validity, how the two are associated, and the methods commonly used for assessing these factors in different data types and study designs. Knowledge of basic statistical concepts (e.g., p-values, confidence intervals) is beneficial for this course. The following topics will be covered during this one-day course:

  • Types of validity
  • Assessing validity of numeric and categorical outcomes
  • Types of reliability
  • Assessing reliability for numeric outcomes
  • Bland-Altman Limits of Agreement
  • Intraclass Correlation
  • Assessing reliability for categorical outcomes
  • Kappa
  • Internal reliability of assessment measures
  • Correlation

Computers are not required for this course.


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