Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity - 12/4/2023
Includes a Live Web Event on 12/04/2023 at 12:00 PM (EST)
This workshop introduces participants to the principles of score reliability and validity, using a combination of didactics and review of medical education research projects. The workshop is divided into two parts with group exercises designed to reinforce understanding of the main principles.
After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:
- Identify three types of reliability (inter-rater, test-retest, and internal consistency);
- Match types of reliability with appropriate statistical measures;
- Describe the relationship between reliability and validity;
- Describe multiple forms of evidence for validity;
- Select an approach to reliability and validity assessment for a particular study.
Recordings will be made available for viewing following the completion of each workshop. Viewing of recordings may not be substituted for participation in live workshops.
This workshop is a part of the MERC Virtual Workshop 2023 - Series 3.
Larry Gruppen is Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he directed the competency-based Master in Health Professions Education program. His research interests center around the development of expertise, knowledge and performance assessment, self-regulated learning, and educational leadership development. He has held the offices of president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education and chair of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Central Group on Educational Affairs. He was also the founding Chair of the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics in medical education and presents regularly at national and international professional meetings. He was recognized for career productivity by the AAMC’s Central Group for Educational Affairs’ Medical Education Laureate Award, the John P. Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Merrel Flair Award from the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs, and University of Michigan Medical School’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education