Year Published: 2015

Time to Complete: 60 min

Instructor: Barbara Gandek, PhD

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: None

Skills Domain: Scientific Concepts and Research Design


Interested in learning how to incorporate Item Response Theory (IRT) in your research surveys?

Use Item Response Theory, a model-based measurement to overcome traditional measurement approaches. This seminar will include information about developing and evaluating item banks, and more information about IRT models.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major differences between classical and modern psychometric methods
  • Understand the process of developing and evaluating a PRO item bank using modern IRT methods
  • Describe how item banks are used in computerized adaptive testing (CAT)
  • Discuss how information from item banks can be helpful in constructing new fixed-length PRO surveys.
 This Course is Free