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Measuring HealthA guide to rating scales and questionnaires$
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Ian McDowell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001

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The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement

The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement

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(p.10) 2 The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement
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Measuring Health
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Ian McDowell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0002

This chapter introduces the field of health measurement, tracing its historical evolution and describing its foundations in psychophysics, psychometrics, and econometrics. It reviews technical approaches to testing the validity and reliability of a measurement instrument.

Keywords:   health measurement, psychometrics, econometrics, reliability, validity

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