Upcoming Event: Cambridge, UK (12-16th September, 2011)
From the website:
Date: Monday, 12 September to Friday, 16 September
Location: Peterhouse College, Cambridge
Time: All Day Event
"Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a popular and rapidly evolving area of psychometric research that builds on a long-standing methodology of self-report questionnaires. Today the assessment, analysis and interpretation of these questionnaires and of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) rely upon a variety of modern psychometric methods that might be beyond the typical methodological/statistical training that researcher of related disciplines receive. This Summer School will cover the fundamentals of psychometric test theory as applied to HRQoL and PROs, with particular emphasis on latent trait/ Item Response Theory (IRT) models and methods, and will include practical sessions and data from real-world applications trials and cohort studies. The Summer School is supported by the ESRC RDI (Researcher Development Initiative) in Applied Psychometrics and is primarily intended for UK/EU academic staff and postgraduate students.
"Interactive practical sessions using Mplus and R software are run throughout the workshop using examples from a diverse range of PRO applications. Necessary introduction to the software packages will be given. This course is particularly suitable for academic staff and graduate students, but we also welcome researchers working in or alongside the pharmaceutical industry and in clinical practice.