Validating a nursing research survey
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Questionnaire Validation in a Nutshell (I strongly recommend running PCA and CA again after completing the formal data collection phase [i.e., after you use your questionnaire to collect “real” data].
I guess journal editors and reviewers think that I know what I am doing, or maybe they are deferring to my “expertise” because, like my university professors, they are not sure about what to do.Or maybe I will write a book on how to validate surveys from start to finish, sit at home, and get rich off of 10% royalties on an academic book.Come to think of it, I’d have a better chance at becoming a statistical hero in tights that swooshes out of the sky and helps people power a Poisson regression.In the words of De Vaus (1993: 54) "Do not take the risk. (1997) An amnesty for unpublished trials British Medical Journal 315: 622 Tashakkori, A and Teddlie, C.Pilot test first." These are important reasons for undertaking a pilot study, but there are additional reasons, for example convincing funding bodies that your research proposal for the main study is worth funding. (1998), Mixed Methodology: Combining Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches, Sage Teijlingen van, E., Rennie, A. (2001), The importance of conducting and reporting pilot studies: the example of the Scottish Births Survey, Journal of Advanced Nursing 34: 289-295. Winter 2001 © University of Surrey Permission is granted to reproduce this issue of Social Research Update provided that no charge is made other than for the cost of reproduction and this panel acknowledging copyright is included with all copies.” The response was usually a polite, “I can’t, but have you tried talking to doctor so and so, he might be able to help.” Doctor so and so couldn’t help either. Dave Collingridge is a senior research statistician for a large healthcare organization located in Utah, USA.
He has published several quantitative and qualitative research articles in healthcare, psychology, and statistics.
However, a pilot study can also be the pre-testing or 'trying out' of a particular research instrument (Baker 1994: 182-3).
One of the advantages of conducting a pilot study is that it might give advance warning about where the main research project could fail, where research protocols may not be followed, or whether proposed methods or instruments are inappropriate or too complicated.
He has been a member of Methodspace for several years.
I found it strange that faculty in a psychology department were unable to tell a graduate student how to validate a survey.
His research interests include the organisation of maternity care at home and abroad, substance misuse, and psychosocial aspects of genetics.