Questioning the questionnaire: Testing Validity and Reliability of Questionnaires

  • Dr Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab 151001
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Keywords: Questionnaire, Reliability, Validity

Abstract

Questionnaire is the most commonly used instrument for data collection, especially in quantitative bio-medical research. Post-graduates in medical schools in India, generally are well aware of significance and techniques of sampling including calculation of sample size. However, development of questionnaire as an instrument for data collection has remained backstage.  The article discusses the concept, scope and techniques for testing validity and reliability of questionnaires as measurement tools in biomedical research.  

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How to Cite
Malhotra, V. M., Kapoor, A., & Kaur , R. (2022). Questioning the questionnaire: Testing Validity and Reliability of Questionnaires. Public Health Review: International Journal of Public Health Research, 9(3), 12-16. Retrieved from http://publichealth.medresearch.in/index.php/ijphr/article/view/180
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