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Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core Facility

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.

Contact Us

Location

  • Department of Medical Social Sciences
    633 N. St. Clair, 19th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611

Phone

  • 312-503-9804

Fax

  • 312-503-9800

Services & Equipment

 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
  • Recruitment strategies and assessment plans
  • 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)

 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)."

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