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SOME series on validating assessment tools

This is a series of four podcasts on the topic of the validation of assessment tools, lead by Dr. Rosemary Adamson. This series is of interest to

  • Clinicians who use symptoms or disease severity scales with their patients
  • Researchers who use and/or develop questionnaires or scales to evaluate patient outcomes
  • Educators who use and/or develop tests to assess their leaners and / or their curricula
  • Administrators who use surveys to evaluate patient or staff satisfaction

Bibliography:

Cook DA, Beckman TJ. Current concepts in validity and reliability for psychometric instruments: theory and application. The American Journal of Medicine 2006;119:166.e7-166.e16

Cook DA, Brydges R, Ginsburg S, Hatala R. A contemporary approach to validity arguments: a practical guide to Kane's framework. Medical Education 2015;49:560-575


 

Validity evidence podcast series #1: Introduction to validity evidence and Messick's framework

A brief review of the history of validity frameworks and an overview of Messick's validity framework.

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Validity evidence podcast series #2: Interview with Dr. David Cook (part 1) – some general thoughts

Dr. David Cook, professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is also the Director of Research in the Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science, gives advice for how to think about validity evidence.

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Validity evidence podcast series #3: Interview with Dr. David Cook (part 2) – how to design studies to gather validity evidence and an introduction to Kane's framework

Dr. David Cook, professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is also the Director of Research in the Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science, gives advice on how to design studies to gather validity evidence, and I give a brief overview of Kane's validity framework.

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Validity evidence podcast series #4: Interview with Dr. David Cook (part 3) – statistics used in studies gathering validity evidence

Dr. David Cook, professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is also the Director of Research in the Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science, gives advice on which statistical tests to use in studies gathering validity evidence for assessment tools.

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Last Reviewed: June 2017