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Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core

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Mission

The mission of this core facility is to provide consultation and support for research that involves collecting, analyzing or interpreting self-report data in culturally diverse populations. The facility provides expertise on the best ways to measure outcomes derived by self-report, serves as a central resource for state-of-the-science instruments and measurement methods and provides in-house support services for translation, collection and analysis of outcomes and survey data.

Key Services

The OMSC provides expertise on the best ways to measure outcomes derived by self-report, serves as a central resource for state-of-the-science instruments and measurement methods, and provides in-house research support services for translation, collection and analysis of outcomes and survey data.

Research Design Consultation Services
  • Assistance with development of new protocols
  • Questionnaire/Survey selection and development
  • Recruitment strategies and assessment plans
  • Analysis methods
Programming & Analysis Services
  • Computer-based questionnaire administration tools
  • Scoring algorithms
  • Psychometric and statistical analysis and interpretation
Research Operations Services
  • Training for study interviewers
  • Multilingual study interviewers
  • Multilingual translations of questionnaires and surveys
  • Qualitative methods (focus groups, cognitive interviewing)

Contacts

Nan E Rothrock, PhD
Director
(312) 503-3514

David Cella, PhD
(312) 503-1086

Jin-Shei Lai, PhD
(312) 503-3370

Karen Kaiser, PhD
(312) 503-3521

Sarah Buono
Coordinator of Research Study Programs
(312) 503-3445

Location

Department of Medical Social Sciences
625 N. Michigan Avenue, 27th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 503-7708
OMSC@northwestern.edu

Acknowledgement

All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

"This work was supported by the Northwestern University Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core and a Cancer Center Support Grant (NCI CA060553)."