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  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 4 edition (15 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199231885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199231881
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 2.3 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 799,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a useful resource that should have a fairly broad appeal for researchers needing to develop new measurement scales, researchers who need to critically appraise literature concerned with measurement tools, and anyone interested in an accessible overview of important measurement issues and methods. (The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry)

The text is well laid out with chapters covering basic concepts, devising the items, scaling responses, methods of administration and ethical considerations being easy to read. (Occupational Medicine)

This is a book that can be used as a key reference book by those who wish to study qualitative change in health status by the use of scales. (Occupational Medicine)

About the Author

David Streiner attended the City College of New York, and then did his graduate work in clinical psychology at Syracuse University. In 1968, he joined the newly-formed Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University, and became the Chief Psychologist at the McMaster University Medical Centre. In 1980, he also became a member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster, and was the Deputy Chair of CE&B for two years. He was one of the founding editors of Evidence-based Mental Health, and is currently editor of the Statistical Developments and Applications section of the Journal of Personality Assessment, as well as being on the editorial board of numerous other journals. Geoff Norman attended the University of Manitoba as an undergraduate, graduating with an honours degree in physics in 1965. He did graduate work in nuclear physics, obtaining a PhD in 1970. At that point he began a career in health sciences education, and subsequently obtained an M.A. in educational psychology from Michigan State University in 1977. He joined the faculty at McMaster in 1977, and has remained at McMaster for the next three decades. He has won numerous awards in medical education, including the Hubbard Award of the National Board of Medical Examiners (US), and lifetime achievement awards from the Medical Council of Canada and the American Educational Research Association, among others. In 2001, he was awarded a Canada Research Chair. In 2007, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. He has published over 200 papers in education, epidemiology, psychiatry and physics, as well as authoring and editing several books.


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Streiner and Norman have written a book which is both practical and comprehensive simultaneously. As a teaching aid it is invaluable. As a reference work it appears to cover all aspects in a language which is comprehensible by statisticians and the medics they are working with. As a practical guide the book walks you through the process of scale development, pointing out the pitfalls with accuracy, yet giving confidence that the procedure is actually do-able. For anyone working in the field, or about to start, I recommend it. For anyone, like me, who left their copy on another continent and cannot live without it, Amazon's price is a good deal!
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Don't get me wrong: I liked the book with its clear language and advice. I do feel however, that the title Health Measurement Scales suggests a broader perspective than psychometrics. Many epidemiologists and econometricians are working in the same field, but their concepts and contributions were given little attention. As a consequence the difference between reliability and validity will feel awkward for epidemiologists and the introduction of differential item functioning (response heterogeneity) is very elementary to econometricians. I do think however that the book is very suitable for inexperienced psychometricians.
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This is not a lovely book to read, but it is almost essential for anyone who's researching in the field of health.

A classic text that is very useful.
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The book is written in a simple way for the reader. It is easy to follow.
it is also discussing all the important issues with depth
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