- Overviews of Measurement Issues
- Using Focus Groups in the Development of Structured Surveys (Sept 2010)
- Using Cognitive Interviews to Develop Structured Surveys (June 2010)
- IRT & DIF Readings (UCLA - July 2010)
- Guidelines for Translating Surveys in Cross-Cultural Research (May 2010)
- Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences - NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (also relevant to quantitative analytic methods listed directly below)
- Estimating Ordinal Reliability Using SAS The following paper on the SAS site provides a method for calculating reliability for ordinal data.
(from the paper) The typical method of computing Cronbach’s alpha in SAS® is using the CORR procedure and the ALPHA option. This default method calculates alpha based on the Pearson correlation matrix (or standard covariance matrix) and has the underlying assumption that the data are continuous. When the data are ordinal this method may give biased results (Zumbo, Gadermann and Zeisser,2007). Gadderman, Guhn and Zumbo (2012) provide code to estimate reliability for ordinal data using R, however it was the desire of the author to be able to more easily automate reporting and do the whole analysis use SAS® solutions. In this paper we discuss and give SAS® code to estimate reliability for ordinal data. (updated 12/2016)
- Strengthening Causal Inference in Nonrandomized Health Disparity Designs (2013)
- Moderator and Mediator Analyses for Investigating Determinants of Health Disparities (WSU/UMich-MCUAAAR under development)
- Methodological Resources for Translating Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions (EBI) to Reach Disparity Populations in Ethnically Diverse Communities (CADC, August, 2014)
CADC (University of California, San Francisco) Measurement Core Website Recommends and provides information on measures (many in English and Spanish) of several determinants of health and health disparities including socioeconomic status, interpersonal processes of care, perceived discrimination, and culture in the medical encounter. It additionally provides annotated bibliographies on methodological topics including recruitment and measurement issues in diverse populations, developing and/or translating surveys, and locating appropriate measures for use in health disparities research.
CHIME (University of California, Los Angeles) (University of California, Los Angeles) Analysis Core Website has English and Spanish language survey instruments (e.g., SF-36, Kidney Disease Quality of Life, patient evaluations of health care), resource materials (e.g., presentations)about methods of assessment of older individuals, and links to analytic resources.
MCUAAAR (University of Michigan & Wayne State University) Measurement Core Website contains information about upcoming seminars and workshops. It additionally provides research training to junior investigators through partnerships and expert consultations on measurement and design issues.
NERC (University of Colorado) American Indian and Alaska Native Methods and Measurement Resources contain Quality of Life and Health-related Quality of Life Measures, Mental Health Measures for depression English and non-English, reviews and summaries of measures, racial and ethnic identity, religiosity, epidemiological, measure development issues, methods of scale construction and other references.