Our New Featured Course – Cognitive Interviewing Skills for the Evaluation of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures

Cognitive Interviewing has become a standard technique in the development and evaluation of patient reported outcome (PRO) measures and health survey questionnaires and is an essential component in establishing the validity of a questionnaire.

This one day course gives participants a thorough grounding in cognitive interviewing skills. The course also includes the different types of interviewing techniques, planning the interviews, conducting the interviews and analysis and reporting the findings. The course is a combination of taught and practice sessions.

Course Outline

  • Background and introduction to cognitive theory
  • Cognitive interviewing methods: Retrospective Verbal Probing and Think aloud
  • The sequencing and organising of the cognitive interview activities
  • Designing the cognitive interview probe sheets
  • Conducting the cognitive pre-interview and warm-up
  • Practicing the cognitive interview with feedback
  • Identifying problems in PRO items
  • Reporting findings and implementing changes

Who Should Attend?

This course has been developed specifically for those who:

  • need to plan a cognitive test for the first time or feel they need more understanding of the whole process
  • need to gain practical experience in cognitive interviewing techniques and data analysis
  • commission research and need to understand more about question pre-testing

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Design and plan a cognitive interview taking account of the different interviewing techniques
  • Develop a sampling and recruitment strategy
  • Conduct a cognitive interview
  • Identify and report on problems with questionnaire items

Cost and booking

£275 +VAT. Cost includes light refreshments and course material.

To book contact: info@dhpresearch.com

Tel:  +44 (0)1295  724 233


Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK


Wednesday April 17th 2013

On-site training We can also provide on-site training for this course. Contact us for further information. info@dhpreserch.com

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1 reply

  1. Good to learn about the Cognitive Interviewing Skills. Agree that Cognitive Interviewing has become a standard technique in the development and evaluation of patient reported outcome.
    Good read….

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