Chapter 3. How to judge the quality of an outcome measure

[Introduction to “Outcome Measures and Evaluation in Counselling and Psychotherapy”, created 20/5/21, work in progress until book launch. Do not make use of anything you find here until this warning disappears after the launch.]

Headings

  • GENERALISABILITY, USABILITY, LINGUISTICS/CULTURE AND PSYCHOMETRICS
    • GULP: Generalisability
      • Content and response systems
      • Audience
      • Don’t make changes to a measure!
    • GULP: Usability
    • GULP: Linguistic and cultural location
    • GULP: Psychometrics
      • Moving from epistemology to the psychometric exploration of measures
    • Reliability
      • Internal reliability
      • Test-retest reliability
      • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity
      • No validity without reliability
      • From face validity to content validity
      • Sensitivity to change
      • Validity and audience
    • Shall I just invent my own measure? Stop! Don’t do it! Don’t jump!
      • What about ‘single study’ measures?
  • FORMAT