Year Published: 2015

Time to Complete: 60 min

Course Type: Self-paced Online

Instructor: Barbara Gandek, PhD

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Investigators (PI, Co-PI, Co-I), Data Managers

Prerequisite: None

Course Collection(s): Research Design and Data Analysis


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 includes 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.

Available courses

Date Location Type Price
2024 Course: Open January 1 through December 31 Online Self-paced course This Course is Free