Content Validation of the Organizational Climate for Research Integrity (OCRI) Survey
Thrush, Carol R.
Vander Putten, Jim
Rapp, Carla Gene
Pearson, L. Carolyn
Berry, Katherine Simms
O?Sullivan, Patricia S.
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2007 December; 2(4): 35-52
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO develop and establish content validity of an instrument designed to measure the organizational climate for research integrity in academic health centers. Twenty-seven research integrity scholars and administrators evaluated 64 survey items for relevance and clarity, as well as overall comprehensiveness of the constructs that are measured (organizational inputs, structures, processes and outcomes). Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used, particularly content validity indices (CVI) and analyses of respondents' comments. The content validity index for the overall survey was initially high (CVI = .83) and improved (CVI = .90) when 17 marginal-to-poor items were removed. This study resulted in the Organizational Climate for Research Integrity (OCRI) survey, a 43-item fixed-response survey with established content validity.
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