Scale Development: Theory and Applications / Edition 3

Scale Development: Theory and Applications / Edition 3

by Robert F. DeVellis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412980445

ISBN-13: 9781412980449

Pub. Date: 05/31/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book presents complex concepts in a way that helps students to understand the logic underlying the creation, use, and evaluation of measurement instruments and to develop a more intuitive feel for how scales work. Robert De Vellis demystifies measurement by relating it to familiar experiences and by emphasizing a conceptual rather than a strictly mathematical

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This book presents complex concepts in a way that helps students to understand the logic underlying the creation, use, and evaluation of measurement instruments and to develop a more intuitive feel for how scales work. Robert De Vellis demystifies measurement by relating it to familiar experiences and by emphasizing a conceptual rather than a strictly mathematical understanding. Students’ attention is drawn to important concepts that are foundational for subsequent topics, with opportunities provided to test understanding through chapter summaries and exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412980449
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
Applied Social Research Methods Series, #26
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
461,720
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Understanding the Latent Variable
Chapter 3. Reliability
Chapter 4. Validity
Chapter 5. Guidelines in Scale Development
Chapter 6. Factor Analysis
Chapter 7. An Overview of Item Response Theory
Chapter 8. Measurement in the Broader Research Context
References

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