What Really Matters When Using Psychosocial Measurement Tools

Fred B. Bryant, Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago When researchers or practitioners need to find a way to measure a particular variable or outcome in their work, they look for a measurement instrument that has both reliability and validity. But what exactly does it mean for a measurement instrument to be “reliable” or “valid,” why do reliability […]

The Necessity of Measurement in Everyday Life

Fred B. Bryant, Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago   Modern society simply could not exist without measurement. Twenty-first century civilization is inconceivable without the indispensable measurement tools on which everyday life depends. Time, size, distance, speed, direction, weight, volume, temperature, pressure, force, sound, light, energy—these are among the physical properties for which humans have developed accurate measures, […]

The History, Prevalence, and Measurement of Post traumatic Stress Disorder | Spring 2017

  Leeza Struwe, Ph.D., MSN, RN Assistant Professor of Nursing & Marlene Z. Cohen, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Professor and Kenneth E. Morehead Endowed Chair in Nursing University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing PDF available here Abstract Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has evolved from an unrecognized sequela of the battlefield to a widely recognized […]