Cognitive Interviewing in the Development and Evaluation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measures

Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Banbury OX15 4FF. 29th January 2014. 9.45 AM – 4.15PM

DHP Research is pleased to announce that, due to the success of the first workshop, we will be once again hosting our one day workshop “Cognitive Interviewing in the Development and Evaluation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measures”. The workshop 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

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

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

Cost: £275 + VAT Includes light  refreshments

For more information or to book your place email:

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1 reply

  1. Hi, I am interested inn this training but I am located in France, do you have possibility to get access to the content in another way??????
    Kind regards
    véronique Brunais Le pautremat

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