A protocol for advanced psychometric assessment of surveys

Squires, Janet E., Hayduk, Leslie, Hutchinson, Alison, Cranley, Lisa A., Gierl, Mark, Cummings, Greta G., Norton, Peter G. and Estabrooks, Carole A. 2013, A protocol for advanced psychometric assessment of surveys, Nursing research and practice, vol. 2013, no. Article ID 156782, pp. 1-8.

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Title A protocol for advanced psychometric assessment of surveys
Author(s) Squires, Janet E.
Hayduk, Leslie
Hutchinson, Alison
Cranley, Lisa A.
Gierl, Mark
Cummings, Greta G.
Norton, Peter G.
Estabrooks, Carole A.
Journal name Nursing research and practice
Volume number 2013
Issue number Article ID 156782
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Hindawi
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 2090-1429
Keyword(s) protocol
psychometric assessments
Summary Background and Purpose. In this paper, we present a protocol for advanced psychometric assessments of surveys based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. We use the Alberta Context Tool (ACT) as an exemplar survey to which this protocol can be applied.

Methods. Data mapping, acceptability, reliability, and validity are addressed. Acceptability is assessed with missing data frequencies and the time required to complete the survey. Reliability is assessed with internal consistency coefficients and information functions. A unitary approach to validity consisting of accumulating evidence based on instrument content, response processes, internal structure, and relations to other variables is taken. We also address assessing performance of survey data when aggregated to higher levels (e.g., nursing unit).

Discussion. In this paper we present a protocol for advanced psychometric assessment of survey data using the Alberta Context Tool (ACT) as an exemplar survey; application of the protocol to the ACT survey is underway. Psychometric assessment of any survey is essential to obtaining reliable and valid research findings. This protocol can be adapted for use with any nursing survey.
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Janet E. Squires et al.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052568

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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