Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

David Streiner

BA (CCNY), MA (Syracuse), PhD (Syracuse)

Professor Emeritus, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Joint Member, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto


Academic Interests

Dr. Streiner was trained in Clinical Psychology, and received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Syracuse University . He joined the Psychiatry Department of McMaster University upon graduation.

His primary research interests are, broadly speaking, the psychological effects of medical disorders and treatments, and applying psychological ways of thinking to other areas. Most important, on-going research, though, is exploring the relative merits of oak versus rock maple for making furniture and kids' toys.

Selected Publications

  1. Streiner, D. L., & Sidani, S. (Eds.) (2010). When research goes off the rails: Why it happens and what you can do about it. New York: Guilford.
  2. Streiner, D. L. (2003). Diagnosing tests: Using and misusing diagnostic and screening tests. Journal of Personality Assessment, 81, 209-219.
  3. Streiner, D. L. (2003). Being inconsistent about consistency: When coefficient alpha does and doesn’t matter. Journal of Personality Assessment, 80, 217-222.
  4. Norman, G. R., & Streiner, D. L. (2007). Biostatistics: The bare essentials (3rd ed.). Toronto: B. C. Decker
  5. Norman, G. R., & Streiner, D. L. (2003). PDQ Statistics (3rd ed.). Toronto: B. C. Decker.
  6. Streiner, D. L. (1998). Evaluating what we do. In S. Cullari (Ed.), Foundations of clinical psychology. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  7. Norman, G. R., & Streiner, D. L. (2003). PDQ Statistics (3rd ed.). Toronto: B. C. Decker.
  8. Streiner, D. L., & Norman, G. R. (1995). Health measurement scales: A practical guide to their development and use (3rd ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  9. Streiner, D. L. (1993). A checklist for evaluating the usefulness of rating scales. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 38, 140-148.
  10. Streiner, D. L., MacPherson, B.  W., & Gushulak, B. D. (2010). PDQ Public health. Shelton, CT: PMPH US.

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