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The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health

Third edition

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195165678
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0002
The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement

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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

Chapter.  29796 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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