Week 6.1 - Indexes, Scales & Typologies

Scale a measure in which a researcher captures the

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Unformatted text preview: – a measure in which a researcher adds or combines several distinct indicators of a construct into a single score. Scale – a measure in which a researcher captures the intensity, direction, level, or potency of a variable construct. (arranges responses on a continuum) Index Construction: 4 Main Steps Selecting possible items Examining their empirical relationships Scoring Validating Selecting Possible Items Face Validity: first criterion for item selection, items included in an index need to seem related If you are measuring political conservatism your items s...
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