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AAMC MERC: Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity

September 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This opportunity is available for UW affiliated faculty, staff, and students throughout WWAMI. 

This session will take place on Zoom. The session is hands-on and will require active participation.

Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. Additional registrants will be added to a waiting list. 

Session: Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity

Facilitator: David A. Cook, MD, MHPE

This workshop introduces participants to the principles of score reliability and validity, using a combination of didactics and review of medical education research projects. The workshop is divided into two parts with group exercises designed to reinforce understanding of the main principles.

After the workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Identify three types of reliability (inter-rater, test-retest, and internal consistency)
  • Match types of reliability with appropriate statistical measures
  • Describe the relationship between reliability and validity
  • Describe multiple forms of evidence for validity
  • Select an approach to reliability and validity assessment for a particular study



September 22, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm




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