Announcing our 2020 HaPI Measurement Scholarship Recipients!

Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS) is pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2020 HaPI Measurement Scholarship. Each scholarship provides a $500 award to a U.S.-based graduate student in the field of health or psychosocial science (e.g., psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, nursing, public health) who is in their 2nd year or beyond. The scholarship […]

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 […]