Do you understand what I mean? How cognitive interviewing can strengthen valid and reliable study instruments and dissemination products

Hofmeyer, Anne and Scheingold, Brenda H. and Taylor, Ruth (2015) Do you understand what I mean? How cognitive interviewing can strengthen valid and reliable study instruments and dissemination products. Journal of International Education Research, 11 (4). pp. 261-268. ISSN 2158-0987

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.19030/jier.v11i4.9460

Abstract

It is now well accepted that working in research teams that span universities, jurisdictions and countries can be rewarding and economically prudent. To this end, investigators collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge to address human and societal problems and translate results into local and global contexts. This implies that investigators need to develop study instruments that are fit for purpose and strategically manage issues arising from geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity. A proven method is cognitive interviewing to pre-test the study materials to ensure clarity and relevance in the study population. This paper describes the steps taken to increase the methodological reliability of study instruments through the use of cognitive interviewing and argues this technique should be a standard step in instrument development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cognitive Interviewing, Data Quality, Pretesting, Instrumentation, Methodology, Team-Based Research, Geographic, Linguistic, Cultural Diversity, Dissemination
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 15:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:00
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/583339

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