Lunch Time Research Seminar 10/19 Item Writing and Construct Validation Processes for Attitudinal an

Please join us for the upcoming Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Dr. Laura Stapleton Professor, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology University of Maryland. DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2017 TIME: 12:15-1:45PM ROOM: 4E26 of SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Presenter: Laura M. Stapleton is a Professor in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. Additionally, she serves as the Associate Director of the Research Branch of the Maryland State Longitudinal Data System Center. She joined the faculty of EDMS in Fall 2011 after being on the faculty in Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. Each year she also serves on the faculty of the National Center for Education Research (NCER) funded Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster Randomized Trials at Northwestern University. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation from the University of Maryland in 2001, she was an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and, subsequently, conducted educational research at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and as Associate Director of institutional research at the University of Maryland. Abstract: In this hand-on presentation, suggested steps for questionnaire development and validation are discussed and participants will be challenged to critique example items and to undertake qualitative validation processes. Quantitative validation processes will also be discussed and a general outline of steps in the creation and validation process will be provided.

**Pizza and refreshments will be provided**

Please RSVP by 10/16 to jcanapp@ssw.umaryland.edu.

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