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Ordinal Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences (Hardcover): Norman. Cliff, John A. Keats
Ordinal Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences (Hardcover): Norman. Cliff, John A. Keats

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Ordinal Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences (Hardcover)

Norman. Cliff, John A. Keats

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This book provides an alternative method for measuring individual differences in psychological, educational, and other behavioral sciences studies. It is based on the assumptions of ordinal statistics as explained in Norman Cliff's 1996 "Ordinal Methods for Behavioral Data Analysis." It provides the necessary background on ordinal measurement to permit its use to assess psychological and psychophysical tests and scales and interpret the data obtained. The authors believe that some of the behavioral measurement models used today do not fit the data or are inherently self-contradictory. Applications of these models can therefore lead to unwarranted inferences regarding the status of the derived variables. These methods can also be difficult to apply, particularly in small-sample contexts without making additional, unrealistic assumptions. Ordinal methods more closely reflect the original data, are simple to apply, and can be used in samples of any size. The book's approach is in essence a return to simple empiricism in psychological measurement.
"Ordinal Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences" provides:
*methods for analyzing test responses;
*extensive discussions of ordinal approaches to analyzing data that are judgments of stimuli;
*methods for treating psychological data in ways consistent with its ordinal nature so as to stimulate new developments in this area; and
*ordinal test theory and the unfolding methods that are applicable to cross-cultural studies.
Advanced students, researchers, and practitioners concerned with psychological measurement should find this book relevant. Measurement professionals will find it provides useful and simple methods that stimulate thought about measurement's real issues.

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Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2002
First published: November 2002
Authors: Norman. Cliff • John A. Keats
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-8058-2093-5
Barcode: 9780805820935
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Psychological methodology > Psychological testing & measurement
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Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Philosophy & theory of psychology > Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)
LSN: 0-8058-2093-0

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