127: Testing for Instrument Equivalence Across Cultural Groups---Procedures, Issues, and Complexities

DAY
August 08, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
30
Description
An important prerequisite to multigroup comparisons is knowledge that the assessment scale is operating equivalently across groups. When tests for instrument equivalence involve multicultural groups, procedures become progressively more complex when both the number of groups and the diversity of sociogeographical locations increase. Based on structural equation modeling (SEM), this intermediate workshop: (a) walks participants through the analytic steps involved and (b) describes and illustrates the issues and complexities that can impact equivalence across culture. Participants should have some understanding of basic SEM concepts. (Workshop 118 is a recommended requisite for those new to SEM.)
Learning Objectives
1. Utilize structural equation modeling to test for measurement equivalence across groups.
2. Comprehend the hierarchical set of steps involved in testing for the equivalence of an assessment scale across groups.
3. Determine, from both a statistical and practical perspective, the extent to which an assessment scale is equivalent across groups.
4. Recognize how construct, method, and item bias can impact measurement equivalence across cultural groups.
Instructor(s)
Barbara M. Byrne, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

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Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

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Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

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Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410