Ken Cor, PhD, MEd, BEd, BScEng

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Area of Study / Keywords

Applied Educational Measurement Pharmacy Education Achievement Motivation


I am an educational researcher trained in measurement and evaluation at the University of Alberta (Undergraduate and Masters) and Stanford University (PhD). My interests are in using psychometric analyses to improve performance assessments like OSCEs and other more traditional forms of educational measurement like multiple choice tests. I work as the Assistant Dean Assessment and oversee program evaluation for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. I collaborate on many forms of Pharmacy Education research and also study scientometrics. I teach health science education research methods and other research methods content.



Ward, A., Hall, J., Mutch, J., Cheung, L., Cor, M. K., & Charrois, T. L. (2019). What makes pharmacists successful? An investigation of personal characteristics. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA59(1), 23.

Novovic, J., Charrois, T. L., Cor, M. K., & Hall, J. J. (2018). Admissions processes in North American pharmacy schools: To what extent are characteristics of practice success measured?. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 10(12), 1550-1564.

Faruquee, C. F., Guirguis, L. M., Hughes, C. A., Makowsky, M. J., Sadowski, C. A., Schindel, T. J., Cor, M.K., & Yuksel, N. (2018). Characterizing pharmacist prescribers in Alberta using cluster analysis. Journal Of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 10, 5-12.

Cor, M. K., & Brocks, D. R. (2018). Examining the relationship between prerequisite grades and types of academic performance in pharmacy school. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Bharadia, R., Lorenz, K., Cor, K., & Simpson, S. H. (2018). Financial remuneration is positively correlated with the number of clinical activities: an example from diabetes management in Alberta community pharmacies. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 26(1), 77-80.

Cor, M. K. (2017). Measuring social science concepts in pharmacy education research: From definition to item analysis of self-report instruments. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Hall, J. J., Katz, S. J., & Cor, M. K. (2017). Patient Satisfaction with Pharmacist‐Led Collaborative Follow‐Up Care in an Ambulatory Rheumatology Clinic. Musculoskeletal care, 15(3), 186-195.

Makowsky, M. J., Cor, K., & Wong, T. (2017). Exploring Electronic Medical Record and Self-Administered Medication Risk Screening Tools in a Primary Care Clinic. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy23(5), 566-572.

Lo, A., Lorenz, K., Cor, K., & Simpson, S. H. (2016). Factors affecting number of diabetes management activities provided by pharmacists. Canadian journal of diabetes40(6), 535-542.

Cor, M. K. (2016). Trust me, it is valid: Research validity in pharmacy education research. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning8(3), 391-400.

Cor, M. K., & Sood, G. (2016). Guessing and Forgetting: A Latent Class Model for Measuring Learning. Political Analysis24(2), 226-242.

Babadagli, H. E., Cor, M. K., & Sadowski, C. A., (2016). Content Related to Older Adults in Canadian Innovator–Drug Product Monographs: An Exploratory Analysis. Pharmaceutical Medicine, 1-7.

Cor, M. K., & Peeters, M. J. (2015). Using generalizability theory for reliable learning assessments in pharmacy education. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning7, 332-341.

Peeters, M. J., Kelly, C.P., & Cor, M.K. (2015). Summative Evaluations When Using an Objective Structured Teaching Exercise. American journal of pharmaceutical education79(4).

Sadowski, C.A., Cor, M.K., Cave, A., & Banh, H.L. (2015). Administration Technique and Acceptance of Inhaler Devices in Patients with Asthma or COPD. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 49(6), 639-648.

Banh, H.L., Cor, M.K., (2014). Evaluation of an Injection Training and Certification Program for Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78(4).

Cor, M.K., Haertel, E., Krosnick, J.A., & Malhotra, N. (2012). Improving ability measurement in surveys by following the principles of IRT: The Wordsum vocabulary test in the General Social Survey. Social Science Research, 41(5), 1003-1016.


Health Science Education Research Methods

Survey Methods


PHARM 498 - Research and Directed Studies

Investigational work under the supervision of a member of the Faculty. Preparation of a written report and presentation are required. Prerequisites: consent of the Faculty and the approval of a Faculty member to supervise the research or project. This course may be taken during Spring/Summer by special arrangement. Credit may be obtained for this course more than once.

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