Survey Research Training and Consultancy

Multi-Item Scale Development Courses

Standardised multi-item scales are very common in psychology, education, and health, but much less so in sociology, political science, and survey research.


Courses Run for Current and Former Clients:

1-Day Course

This course is designed to inspire participants from all disciplines that it is possible to develop your own high quality multi-item scales.  This course offers an introduction on how to do this: looking at psychometric principles, exploring the special questionnaire design concerns, introducing some basic statistical tools for assessing the reliability and dimensionality of multi-item scales, and practice evaluating some existing scales in a lab session at the end of the day.

1-Day Course for

  • Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Monash University, Malaysia
  •, Brazil
  • University of North Carolina

2-Day Course

Covers the same ground in more depth.  In addition, includes an introduction to Item Response Theory.

2-Day / 15 Hour Course for

  • National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)
  • University of Michigan Summer Institute


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