[PSYCH-2022-01]: Psychometrics and Scale Development in Social Sciences

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Dates: April 4-8, 2022

About the Workshop

The workshop was held on April 4-8, 2022 via online medium (through Zoom). The workshop sessions happened from 9.30am to 1pm on the workshop dates.

Focus of the Workshop

Measurement is fundamental to social sciences research and application. However, measurement also represents one of the greatest obstacles that the social scientists face, both in terms of daily practice and in terms of the reputation of the discipline.

The purpose of this workshop was to introduce to the participants the central concepts of psychometrics theory and scale development for social sciences. The workshop takes a hands-on approach, covering the critical aspects of psychometric theory including scale construction, item generation, reliability testing, validity testing, and factor analysis. The seminar was structured around a framework of measurement principles and will be based on a combination of theoretical and practice-oriented sessions that will provide working knowledge of concepts using statistical software like SPSS and AMOS.

Watch Prof. Vishal Gupta talk about the workshop here: https://youtu.be/84VhuqAN-Qg

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the process of designing a scale for measuring theoretical constructs in social sciences, the steps involved, and guidelines that must be followed at each step.
  2. A nuanced understanding of the conceptual foundations of instrument construction and development, including basic mathematical and statistical principles.
  3. Develop understanding of psychometric issues relevant to development of measures.
  4. Understand the basics of questionnaire (survey) development for social sciences.
  5. Understand the issues of reliability, validity and measurement error.
  6. Learn about factor analysis (exploratory and confirmatory), issues involved
  7. Be able to critically evaluate soundness of a test based on scientific criteria.
  8. Get hands-on training on statistical analysis packages SPSS and AMOS.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for researchers working in social sciences (OB, HRM, Marketing, Strategy, Communication, IS, Economics) who are interested in developing their own measures or are using established scales for measuring constructs in their research work. Researchers who are using surveys for their research work will benefit from this workshop.

Registration Fees

Registrations for the workshop are now closed !!!!!

Last Date for Registration

Registration will close on April 1, 2022 or when the seats of the workshop are filled (whichever is earlier). The seats of the workshop are limited (80 in number). The registration will be purely on first-come-first-serve basis.

About the Facilitator - Prof. Vishal Gupta, Associate Professor, IIM Ahmedabad

Vishal Gupta is Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior Area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). He obtained his doctorate in Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India, in 2013. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Human Resources Management department at IIM Calcutta from 2012 to 2013.

Vishal’s PhD thesis on Leadership in Public Sector R&D Organisations was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award in the year 2013 in the Leadership & Organizational Development category by the European Federation for Management Development and the Emerald Group Publishing. He was chosen as one of India’s 25 young HR leaders in 2013 by People Matters, a HR magazine. He was recognized as an Emerging Psychologist by the National Academy of Psychology in 2014. In 2016, he was conferred the Young Scientist Award by the National Academy of Sciences, India. He served as the President of the Indian Academy of Management from 2020 to 2022.

Vishal is a member of the Board of Governors of IIMA since December 2020. He is also the Chairperson of the Ashank Desai Centre for Leadership and Organisational Development at IIMA. He served as an Independent Director on the board of Gujarat Gas Limited, India’s largest city gas distribution company from 2017-2021.

Vishal’s research has been published in international and national journals of repute such as the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Healthcare Management Review, Journal of Leadership and Organisational Studies, Personnel Review and other. His research has also been covered by dailies like The Times of India, Business Line, Economic Times, People Matters, Ahmedabad Mirror, Mint and DNA. His areas of research and teaching include leadership and organisational development, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, innovation management, ethics and justice.

Vishal’s full profile can be accessed at - iima.ac.in/~vishal.

About N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research (NLDIMSR) was established in the year 1995 by the Late Shri Niranjanlalji Dalmia with a vision to become a World-Class Management Institute. Currently, our Institute ranks among the Top B-schools in India and one of the most preferred business schools in Mumbai.

About SkillsEdge

SkillsEdge has been formed with a vision to develop skills and capability among students and faculty for management research and education. It aims to provide high-quality education on research methods (quantitative, qualitative methods) as well as teaching methods for students and faculty at various stages of their careers. The organisation is working towards training students and faculty to conduct better management research and education, and towards bridging the divide of research and teaching methods trainings in colleges and universities of India by providing high-quality research methods workshops. For full details, please see skillsedge.co

Contact Details

Dr. Manish Panchasara
Co-founder, SkillsEdge
email: info@skillsedge.co
M: 8319864650

Mr Kushal Jain

Coordinator, Team SkillsEdge

M: 9399303133

Workshop Brochure

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