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A method for evaluation of metric properties of response scales / En metod för prövning av svarsskalors mätegenskaper

Authors
  • Edvardsson, Bo
  • Lindén, Michael
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1973
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

To permit certain statistical operations verbal response categories in questionnaire response scales must be given appropriate numbers. In this study the routines used to assign such numbers are discussed. A method to evaluate the metric properties of response scales, simultaneously being an alternative way of assigning proper numbers, is proposed. For this method, based on subjective estimation, two criteria related to commonality of meaning are suggested. Finally the method is demonstrated in an empirical study on eight different response scales. / För att möjliggöra vissa statistiska operationer måste verbala svarskategorier i frågeformulärs svarsskalor tilldelas lämpliga tal. I denna studie diskuteras rutiner för tilldelning av tal. En metod för att pröva egenskaper hos svarsskalor föreslås. För denna metod föreslås två kriterier. Metoden visas även i en empirisk studie av åtta olika svarsskalor. / This is a more detailed prepublication report, 19 pages. An article is published in Quality & Quantity, 1976, vol 10, 241-249.

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