MGH Research Institute

Cognitive Interviewing

Division of Clinical Research
Ended: Feb. 20, 2019

Speaker: Jordan Neil, PhD

*Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff

This one session course will guide clinical researchers on how to utilize cognitive interviewing for instrument development. We’ll address how to use this technique to collect data to enhance the validity of an assessment instrument (survey) and assess participants’ understanding of an item and responses to an item. The course will be most beneficial for individuals who have an interest or experience in survey development.

Please contact tmorrison-rohlfs@partners.org with any questions.

The application period is closed. Please check back for future offerings.

Sessions

Feb. 20, 2019 10 AM – 11 AM
Simches 3.120, Floor 3, Simches Research Center

Other Offerings

Current or Future Offerings
Cognitive Interviewing Oct. 14, 2019
Past Offerings
Cognitive Interviewing July 11, 2018
Cognitive Interviewing Nov. 16, 2017
Cognitive Interviewing

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Anonymous: The material was very relevant to what I am working on in my role at MGH, but the class was very fast-paced to the level that I don't think I was really able to digest much of what was being said. I'm grateful to have the slides available for review because I really didn't process much of what was being taught during this class. The class was not very interactive as well. I would like to see this built out to a longer workshop where the participants in the class can be more fully engaged into the material. Speaking as someone who has been on the receiving end of cognitive interviewing who is now in the position to design these types of instruments, I believe that the people designing instruments should feel heavily integrated and invested into what they produce so that they can best serve their target populations. I would like to see future iterations of the class be able to really do that for the future participants, to really lay the human element on thick.
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Date Reviewed: March 4, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Thu Oanh D: Such a great learning opportunity. Thanks for offering these very helpful classes.
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Date Attended: Feb. 20, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
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Date Attended: Feb. 20, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
Gia C: I think the content was great and the instructor was very clear, engaging and approachable !
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Date Attended: Feb. 20, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 2:18 p.m.
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Date Attended: Feb. 20, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 1:05 p.m.
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Date Attended: Feb. 20, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
Anonymous: Very helpful introduction to cognitive interviewing!
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
Anonymous: Great topic and presenter!
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Anonymous: Great introduction to this topic! Only suggestion would be to include the reference list at the end for further use.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Anonymous: I attended this course hoping to obtain further instruction on how to use cognitive interviewing to develop a survey. Dr. Neil was a good presenter (approachable, well-spoken, animated), but he did seem to rush a bit through the content and use some terms that I was not familiar with, which caused me to get somewhat lost. I think the talk could have been improved by including more definitions for some of the jargon that he used. Perhaps incorporating a brief survey of the audience to understand why different members attended the course (e.g. how many of you are creating a survey, performing cognitive interviewing for health related materials, etc) would help guide the emphasis of the talk.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Anonymous: I liked that the instructor interacted with the participants and provided real-world examples
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Date Reviewed: July 11, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Anonymous: Very helpful. Thoughtful presentation
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Date Reviewed: July 11, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
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Date Attended: July 11, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
Date Reviewed: July 11, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
Gary Z: Very nice slides to have.
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Date Attended: Nov. 16, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Liang Y: I think it may have been more appropriate to title the course as 'Survey Development' instead of 'Cognitive Interviewing'. Presenter should speak a little slower with pauses.
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Date Attended: Nov. 16, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Thanakit P: Good slides make me easily catch up all of contents
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Date Attended: Nov. 16, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Devin Q: Some more background on the topic to start would have been helpful, but the content was excellent.
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Date Attended: Nov. 16, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Robert P: Slides before the course very useful.
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Date Attended: Nov. 16, 2017, 11 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Shinjita D: Helpful slides
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Date Attended: Nov. 16, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2017, 11:56 a.m.