Dr. Sidey- Gibbons will introduce modern psychometric methodologies used to create rigorous tools to access intangible health-related phenomena such as quality of life, satisfaction, and psychological function. The talk introduce foundational concepts such as reliability and validity and summarize cutting-edge techniques including item response theory and computerized adaptive testing.
Dr. Sidey-Gibbons is Associate Professor and Deputy Chair at the MD Anderson Department of Symptom Research and Director of the MD Anderson Center for INSPiRED Cancer Care. His research is concerned with the development and implementation of tools to collect, analyze, and predict patient-reported outcomes. He is Director of Health Assessment and Innovation at the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Center where he teaches courses on modern psychometrics, programming, and data science.