Methods for Measuring Patient Preference Information
Description and Objectives:
The course will provide participants with an introductory knowledge of a range of patient preferences methods, including discrete-choice experiments (DCE), best-worst scaling (BWS), rating/ranking techniques, threshold techniques, and direct elicitation. We will highlight general methodological considerations that can be applicable to all preference methods including: good research practices for instrument development, experimental design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results. Method-specific considerations will be highlighted through case studies. Challenges and potential solutions with implementing these methods will be identified. Participants will apply principles they learn in the course through a hands on activity and group discussions.
By the end of this course participants will have:
Knowledge of a variety of research questions and study objectives that can be answered through patient preference methods
Awareness of approaches for experimental design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results applicable to common preference methods
Understanding of approaches to develop, apply, an analyze patient preference methods according to good research practices
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