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Reliability in sociomedical research

Elisabeth Schach

Reliability in sociomedical research

implications for cross-national studies

by Elisabeth Schach

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Published by Sage Publications in Beverly Hills, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Health surveys.,
  • Social medicine -- Research.,
  • Social medicine -- Comparative method.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 34-39.

    StatementElisabeth Schach.
    SeriesCross-national research and documentation in the social sciences series, Sage research papers in the social sciences ; ser. no. 90-032
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA440.6 .S28
    The Physical Object
    Pagination43 p. ;
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4875308M
    ISBN 100803905491
    LC Control Number76002107
    OCLC/WorldCa2561198

    Sometimes the measurement procedures are the same for the pre-test and the post-test, whilst on other occasions a different measurement procedure is used in the post-test. Reliability and Statistics If you are a physicist or a chemist, repeat experiments should give exactly or almost exactly the same results, time after time. Single measurement point Successive measurements It is common in quantitative research for successive measurements to be taken. If not, then we can tell it is lack of reliability. Then how can the scale example shed light on what reliability is?

    For many constructs, or variables that are artificial or difficult to measure, the concept of validity becomes more complex. Test-Retest Method The Test-Retest Method is the simplest method for testing external reliability, and involves testing the same subjects once and then again at a later date, then measuring the correlation between those results. One difficulty with this method lies with the time between the tests. So where does that leave us? As such, we can say that the measurement procedure is reliable. We collaborate with NC3Rs, who help us to peer review applications involving the use of non-human primates, cats, dogs, pigs or equines.

    It is the value numerical or otherwise that we observe in our study. With that in mind, we can estimate the reliability as the correlation between two observations of the same measure. Maybe we can get an estimate of the variability of the true scores. We might talk of a football player as reliable, meaning that he gives a good performance game after game.


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Reliability in sociomedical research by Elisabeth Schach Download PDF Ebook

However it can only be effective with large questionnaires in which all questions measure the same construct. If the tests are administered too close together, then participants can easily remember the material and score higher on the second round.

If you use three replicate samples for each manipulationand one generates completely different results from the others, there is likely something wrong with the experiment.

Predictive Validity. The GMAT is used to predict success in business school. Now, if we have a perfectly unreliable measure, there is no true score — the measure is entirely error.

What is Reliability?

If the same or similar results are obtained then external reliability is established. When we talk about instruments, it does not necessarily mean a physical instrument, such as a mass-spectrometer or a pH-testing strip. This is done by comparing the results of one half of a test with the results from the other half.

But, the square of the standard deviation is the same thing as the variance of the measure. The SAT is used by college screening committees as one way to predict college Reliability in sociomedical research book.

The ability to add two Reliability in sociomedical research book digits has nothing do with history. Then how can the scale example shed light on what reliability is? Actually, the answer is already in the weight scale example. Study shows transgender students are at significant risk for suicidal thoughts compared to non-transgender peers Study shows transgender students are at significant risk for suicidal thoughts compared to non-transgender peers Evidence indicates that school-based mental health services are urgently needed to protect against suicidal thoughts among transgender students.

Test-Retest Method The Test-Retest Method is the simplest method for testing external reliability, and involves testing the same subjects once and then again at Reliability in sociomedical research book later date, then measuring the correlation between those results.

This may also result in simultaneous measurements being taken. For example, you might try to weigh a bowl of flour on a kitchen scale. Consider an important study on a new diet program that relies on your inconsistent or unreliable bathroom scale as the main way to collect information regarding weight change.

This assumption, that the variable you are measuring is stable or constant, is central to the concept of reliability. This error component within a measurement procedure will vary from one measurement to the next, increasing and decreasing the score for the variable.

Check out our quiz-page with tests about:. The Journal also seeks to promote the well-being of children and families by publishing scholarly papers on such subjects as health policy, legislation, advocacy, culture and society, and service provision as they pertain to the mental health of children and families.

And the LSAT is used as a means to predict law school performance. Published twelve times per year, each issue is committed to its mission of advancing the science of pediatric mental health and promoting the care of youth and their families. We would expect the relationship between he first and second administration to be a high positive correlation.

Thus, the maximum correlation of the test of measure with any other variable has an upper limit determined by the internal reliability.

For example any items on separate halves of a test which have a low correlation e. After all, we are relying on the results to show support or a lack of support for our theory and if the data collection methods are erroneous, the data we analyze will also be erroneous. But the reality might be that the student is actually better at math than that score indicates.

Other constructs include motivation, depression, anger, and practically any human emotion or trait.Research methods often depend on taking measurements, the validity of those measurements and the reliability of the global procedure.

At first glance all this elements seems to be referring to the same, but you need to understand that all deal with the consistency in obtaining consistent and valid data at each level of complexity of he process.

Save your printed copy of this research study, as it will be referenced again in the questions for the later chapters.

What are the functions of measurement in this research study? For each function you list, explain it in reference to this research study. Is measurement validity adequately addressed in this research study? Justify your answer. Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research Abstract The use of reliability and validity are common in quantitative research and now it is reconsidered in the qualitative research paradigm.

Since reliability and validity are rooted in positivist perspective then they should be redefined for their use in a naturalistic approach.1. Stat Methods Med Res. pdf Design and analysis pdf reliability studies.

Dunn G(1).

Design and analysis of reliability studies.

Author information: (1)Department of Biostatistics and Computing, Institute of Psychiatry, Camberwell, London, UK.

This review covers the design and analysis of essentially two types of reliability study: method comparison studies and generalizability (including inter-rater reliability) galisend.com by: The Academy of Medical Sciences, jointly with the BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust, held a symposium on April to explore the challenges and opportunities for improving the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research in the UK.Relationship between reliability and validity.

Reliability and validity are important concepts within ebook. Reliability is generally thought to be necessary for validity, but it does not guarantee validity. Reliability and validity are, conceptually, quite distinct and there need not be any necessary relationship between the two.