BrainWise Outcome Measures show Reliability and Internal Consistency

Posted On: May 17, 2014

The mission of BrainWise is to teach problem solving skills through the 10 Wise Ways in order to help individuals make better decisions. The four instruments we use to measure outcomes have been validated and normed on youth and adults, but until recently, not on a homeless population.

In ongoing research, Dr. Welsh assessed their reliability on a homeless group, and found that the four instruments are reliable and internally consistent (alphas range from .71 to .96) and correlate significantly with each other. They thus accurately measure how the 10 Wise Ways improve problem solving and decision making on this type of population as well.

We encourage program sites to contact Dr. Welsh to discuss the outcome measures she employs, if they are interested in conducting research on their own populations or programs at Marilyn.Welsh@unco.edu.

Three of the instruments are in the public domain, and one is purchased from a testing company at $2.00 per participant. The BrainWise Research team also is available to help with study design and analysis.

 

Please follow and like us:

BrainWise: Neuroscience for Nonscientists

Medical books and journals once were the only place to find images of the brain. As science and technology have advanced, photos capturing the brain’s complexities are now available to nonscientists through newspapers, magazines, the Internet and books like Seymour Simon’s The Brain. Image of real brain picture used by a classroom teacher.  The picture shows how her student marked […]

Read More »

Scientific Measures of Storytelling May Offer Research Opportunities for BrainWise

Storytelling has long been used as a teaching tool, but the outcomes have been difficult to measure. A new study shares an evaluation method that validates results and could be applied to future BrainWise research.    Scientists used psychophysiological (mind/body) measures to study the effect of storytelling and riddle-based games on children hospitalized in intensive care […]

Read More »

BrainWise Masters: Fake News Experts

BrainWise graduates are undaunted by Fake News – they use the 10 Wise Ways to help stem the flood of misinformation and practice good decision-making. This complements research on remedies found to halt the spread of false news: Scientists have identified thinking skills as an antidote for  people who unknowingly accept false, incomplete, or deceptive information as truth.   Social […]

Read More »
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)