Training Protocol

Training Protocol: Scoring RF on The Parent Development Interview

 Protocol for becoming reliable on the PDI/RF Scoring System:

  1. Complete the 3-day RF PDI Training course
  2. Complete 5 PDI Practice Set interviews
  3. Review scores with the faculty, and resolve differences.
  4. Complete Reliability Set #1, which includes 10 interviews.
  5. Coder must score an average of 80% agreement on individual variable and overall scores
  6. Review all scores with the faculty, and resolves differences
  7. If 80% criterion is not achieved, coder must complete Reliability Set #2, which includes 5 interviews.
  8. Review all scores with the faculty, and resolve differences

Protocol for becoming a trainer in PDI/RF Scoring System:

  1. Train to reliability (as described above).
  2. Code an additional 10 interviews prepared for trainers.
  3. Coder must achieve an average of 80% agreement on individual variable and overall scores
  4. Review all scores with the faculty, and resolve differences. For the trainers, this step is very important, so as to insure maximum reliability with expert coders.
  5. Once trained, trainer must take a 3 interview reliability re-test every year once training is complete.

Note: The fee for training trainers will be determined by the individual faculty member in consultation with the trainee.

Training Protocol: Scoring RF on the Pregnancy Interview

Protocol for becoming reliable on the PI/RF Scoring System without prior training on the PDI/RF or AAI/RF Scoring System:

  1. Complete the 3 day training in PI/RF system
  2. Complete 5 PI Practice Set interviews
  3. Complete PI Reliability Set #1, which includes 10 interviews.
  4. Coder must score an average of 80% agreement on individual variable and overall scores
  5. Review all scores with the faculty, and resolve differences
  6. If this criterion is not achieved, coder must complete Reliability Set #2, which includes 5 interviews.
  7. Review all scores with faculty, and resolve differences

Protocol for becoming reliable on the PI/RF Scoring System WITH prior training on the PDI/RF or AAI/RF Scoring System:

  1. Complete the RF training program on the PDI or the AAI
  2. If more than 5 years has elapsed since coder has passed reliability test for the AAI or PDI course, coder must re-take and pass Reliability #1 test on the PDI.
  3. Complete a 2 day training in PI/RF system
  4. Complete PI Reliability Set #1, which includes 10 interviews.
  5. Coder must score an average of 80% agreement on individual variable and overall scores
  6. Review all scores with the faculty, and resolve differences
  7. If this criterion is not achieved, coder must complete Reliability Set #2, which includes 5 interviews.
  8. Review all scores with faculty, and resolve differences

Guidelines for Becoming Reliable on the PDI/PI

 To become a trainer in PI/RF coding:

  1.  Train to reliability (as described above).
  2. Complete an additional 10 interviews prepared for trainers.
  3. Coder must an average of 80% agreement on individual variable and overall scores
  4. Review all scores with faculty and resolves differences. For the trainers, this step is very important, so as to insure maximum reliability with expert coders.
  5. Trainer must take a 3 interview reliability re-test every year once training is complete.

Note: The fee for training trainers will be determined by the individual faculty member in consultation with the trainee.