09_22+Indexes+2+-+Ch6

09_22+Indexes+2+-+Ch6 - 1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob White Thursday (9/22) Indexes 1 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Selecting items for Indexes/Scales 2 1. Validity: 3 Measures 1. Face 2. Content 3. Construct • Convergent • Discriminant 2. Unidimensionality • pertaining to a single dimension of a concept. • Dimension broadly defined: may have many “nuances”. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Selecting items for Indexes/Scales 3 Ex: Medical doctors’ “scientific perspective” 1. “As a medical school faculty member, in what capacity do you feel you can make your greatest teaching contribution : as a practicing physician or as a medical researcher?” 2. “W ould you say your ultimate medical interests lie primarily in the direction of total patient management or the understanding of basic mechanisms?” 3. “Are you generally more interest ed in articles reporting evaluations of the effectiveness of various treatments or articles exploring the basic rational underlying the treatments?” ___________________________________ ___________________________________...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course SYA 4300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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09_22+Indexes+2+-+Ch6 - 1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob...

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