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Publication type: Conference poster
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: IRT assessment of readiness for interprofessional learning scale (RIPLS) : dimensionality, reliability, and item function
Authors : Kerry-Krause, Matthew James
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-3207
Conference details: International Measurement and Psychometrics Society, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 15-17 July 2019
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Language : English
Subjects : Item response theory (IRT); Interprofressional education (IPE)
Subject (DDC) : 370: Education
Abstract: This poster presentation aims to bring evidence from modern psychometric methods to bear on a popularly deployed questionnaire in interprofessional education (IPE) assessment. Specifically, three interrelated problems raised against the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) are examined in a study with n =280 medical and nursing student participants. Firstly, findings indicate a strong, general factor underlying the RIPLS that supports unidimensional interpretations. Secondly, findings support RIPLS overall reliability, but fail to support subscale reliabilities. Thirdly, findings support the RIPLS potential sensitivity to changes with appropriate lower ranges for our pre-training student sample. Recommendations for refinement to the RIPLS include: use of more appropriate reliability indices; factor generalizability; and a subset of items. More generally, refinement is possible, whereas RIPLS disuse or continued misuse with problematic scales is likely to hinder progress in the field of IPE research.
Fulltext version : Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
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