Title: Quantitative methods in interprofessional education research : some critical reflections and ideas to improving rigor
Authors : Kerry-Krause, Matthew J.
Huber, Marion
Published in : Journal of Interprofessional Care
Volume(Issue) : 32
Issue : 3
Pages : 254
Pages to: 256
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor and Francis
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Quantitative methods; Interprofessional education
Subject (DDC) : 370: Education
Abstract: Although quantitative research on interprofessional education (IPE) is proliferating, the accelerating growth in this empirical work does not necessarily imply a stronger evidence base. The contrast between more empiricism and little-improved evidence is perplexing. On the one hand, quantitative research output has accelerated with little signs of slowing down. On the other hand, best-evidence syntheses have been limited to descriptive summaries, in part, due to the varietal methodologies across IPE studies. This editorial provides an overview of the common quantitative study designs for IPE and addresses some implications for their analytic approaches. Subsequently, the editorial turns toward the prevailing measurement paradigm employed in IPE​—classical test theory (CTT). Specifically, the editorial discusses key limitations of CTT for IPE research and suggests how the adoption of modern psychometrics in IPE research – namely, item response theory (IRT) can remedy CTT’s limitations using substantive examples from IPE’s empirical literature.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1080/13561820.2018.1426267
ISSN: 1356-1820
1469-9567
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14176
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