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psychological scales.The psychological meaning of this is clear only when “a one-unit difference in a predictor variable” is consistent across levels of that variable. This is true for interval scales, but not for ordinal or nominal scales. Regardless of ambiguities and disagreements, researchers generally treat Likert-type scales (such as the hypothetical homophobia scale) as an interval level of measurement. Particularly for aggregated scores obtained from multi-item scales, researchers assume that scores are “reasonably” interval-level. For very brief or single-item scales, this assumption is more tenuous. In such cases, researchers should either consider alternative analytic strategies or acknowledge the potential problem. this scale is rated on a scale of 0-5.ReplyQuoteMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag8 days agoAccess the profile card for user: Tina JamesTina James RE: Discussion 1 - Week 9COLLAPSEHello class,I chose Pedro a Spanish speaking man, which has HIV and currently on disability witha long history of substance abuse including Intravenous drugs plus 20 years of cocaineand heroin use. He considers himself a Christian, it is very important to him. Pedro considers family very important especially because one of his sons died of Aids which he got from his mother due to her contracting it from Pedro. Pedro has a lot of issues that need to be addressed and his social worker was very good with him because he had a bad history when it came to receiving good help. It shows that sometimes you must take that extra step to break down the barrier that others have help build. With trust, support it helped build a working relationship.I would use the Saving Inventory because it is a self-report questionnaire (0-4) where 0 is no problem and 4 is very, severe, extreme. I see this questionnaire being very
(7thed). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.Plummer, S-B., Markris S., & Brockson S.M. (Eds). 2014. Social Work Case Studies: foundation year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e reader].