9781412980449

Scale Development : Theory and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412980449

  • ISBN10:

    1412980445

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

A best-seller in its First Edition, Scale Development: Theory and Applications, Second Edition has been extensively updated and revised to address changes in the field and topics that have grown in importance since the First Edition. Widely adopted for graduate courses in departments such as Psychology, Public Health, Marketing, Nursing, and Education, this book will prove beneficial to applied researchers across the social sciences.New to the Second Edition:@!Figures and practical tips for students@!New section on face validity (Chapter 4)@!Substantially expanded presentation of factor analysis (Chapter 6)@!New chapter (7) on item response theory (IRT)@!Coverage of qualitative procedures and issues related to differential item functioning (Chapter 8)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
About the Authorp. ix
Overviewp. 1
Understanding the Latent Variablep. 17
Reliablityp. 31
Validityp. 59
Guidelines in Scale Developmentp. 73
Factor Analysisp. 115
An Overview of Item Response Theoryp. 159
Measurement in the Broader Research Contexp. 185
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 199
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