Measurement in Health Behavior Methods for Research and Evaluation

ISBN-10: 0787970972
ISBN-13: 9780787970970
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Measurement in Health Behavior is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the wide variety of measurement methods in the field of health behavior research. The text addresses the practical issues related to the development of measures of health behavior and provides information on how to conduct the reliability and validity tests. 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. A comprehensive resource, Measurement in Health Behavior Presents a brief description of the different types of measures that are used to collect data about health behavior or associated factors Includes strategies for reducing measurement errors Offers information about survey development and knowledge test construction Covers information about scale development and includes important information related to the analysis of concepts Presents basic statistical concepts and puts the focus on reliability Offers a presentation of classical test theory and includes the different types of reliability assessment Includes several strategies for assessing validity and presents the basic principles of factor analysis Contains an elementary description of item response theory

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Preface
The Author
Introduction to Measurement
Types of Measures
Measurement Error
Survey Development
Knowledge Tests
Theory and Measurement
Item Writing and Scaling
Review of Statistical Concepts
Fundamentals of Reliability
Reliability Assessment and Item Analysis
Validity
Factor Analysis
Item Response Theory
References
Index

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