For each stage of RAI development, from conceptualization through design, data collection, and analysis, the authors identify critical concerns, ground them in the growing conceptual and empirical psychometric literature, and offer practical advice.A presentation of the basics of construct conceptualization and the search for evidence of validity is complemented by introductions to concept mapping and cross-cultural translation, as well as an in-depth discussion of cutting-edge topics like bias and invariance in item responses.Sally has spent many years living and working in the Pacific and South Asia towards disability inclusion, and is currently based in Vanuatu Deakin University Australia Dr.Lucy Busija is a senior biostatistician at Deakin University Biostatistics Unit. The University of Melbourne Australia Tanya Jane Edmonds is the Manager of the Program Management Team at the Nossal Institute for Global Health where she has responsibility for management and quality assurance of the Institute's major development assistance and research activities.
At CERA he led and participated in disability inclusive development, community-based low vision services, and the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey. Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne Australia Professor Jill Keeffe OAM, Ph D, holds current positions at the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology and the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India. Manjula is an optometrist from India specialised in low vision rehabilitation. WHODAS II disability assessment schedule training manual: A guide to administration. She completed her Ph D from the University of Melbourne and her doctoral thesis involved developing an evaluation framework for community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programs. QURE.0000018486.91360.00 PMid:15085902 United Nations (UN) (2006). United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2009). The participation scale: Measuring a key concept in public health. PMid:16467054 Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WCG) (2005). Available from: Group on Disability Statistics (WCG). The University of Melbourne Australia Alexandra Devine is a Senior Research Officer with the Nossal Institute of Global Health. Available from: (c) 2015 Nafisa Lira Huq, Tanya Jane Edmonds, Sally M Baker, Lucy Busjia, Alexandra Devine, Kathy Fotis, Manjula Marella, Nicolas Goujon, Jill E Keeffe This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License.Her local and international research experience spans the area of HIV, disability, mental health and sex work. Available from: World Health Organisation and the World Bank (WHO & WB) (2011). Rent Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments 1st edition (978-0195333367) today, or search our site for other textbooks by Neil Abell.Every textbook comes with a 21-day "Any Reason" guarantee.Prior to joining the Nossal in 2008, Tanya managed Aus AID-funded health projects in East Timor and Papua New Guinea and worked for Aus AID on their Indonesia program, including the response to the 2004 tsunami. The University of Melbourne Australia Sally Baker is a Senior Technical Advisor in Disability Inclusive Development at the Nossal Institute for Global Health.She was responsible for the field testing component in Bangladesh of the Aus AID funded research project to develop the Rapid Assessment of Disability Toolkit. Huq is also a reviewer in the ethical review committee of ICDDR.Her research has been published as scientific papers and journal articles.