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    Scorecard logic for measuring performance of managers

    Hello, I need to create a scorecard where I can compare and contrast 3 different managers on one single measures/metric. The problem I'm having is to come up with a defend-able and fair scorecard logic/concept on comparing these 3 managers based on missed deadlines on their respective tasks. Few...
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    Meta Analysis-Scales

    Hi, I am new into meta analysis and doing research on spirituality in organizations. I want to collect all scales and their results(on dimension base) about spiritual well-being and calculate each dimension's effect size. It seems to be some sort of literature review to me, is it meta...
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    Low within-scale variances leads to odd distribution

    Hello everyone: I'm a first time poster and I believe that this thread belongs in the General Stats topic, but feel free to correct me if you think it would have a better home under another topic. I have a nine-item measure with four response options. Across ~450 participants, ~180 had...
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    How to do a Validation Study?

    My professor has asked me to do a validation study but I have never done one before and don't know what methodology or statistics to use. Basically the original study took a personality assessment with 27 scales and compared it to an ADHD assessment. A stepwise regression identified six scales...
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    Comparing Data from Value-Based Scales with Frequency-Based Scales

    I was recently asked to correlate scores between two surveys that supposedly measure similar constructs. One has a value-based scale (very like me, somewhat like me, neither like or unlike me, somewhat Unlike me, very unlike me). The other has a frequency-based scale (never, rarely, sometimes...
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    Factor Analysis: Creating Reliable Scales

    Hello all. I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I items which I have run PCA on and come up with 8 factors from about 20 vairables. I want to create a index to compare responses based on a classic political economic scale. i.e., some variables load heavily on items related to...
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    Multiple regression with a summed, 13-item scale as the DV?

    Hello, As part of my dissertation research I created a scale to measure perceived quality of care. This instrument is comprised of 13 binary items (mostly "Yes/No", but a few "More than expected/Less than expected"), which are then summed to provide a total instrument score. Each item is...
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    Trying to display 3+ scaled variables in one table

    SPSS TABLES: Trying to display 3+ scaled variables in one table Hello, I've been trying to display 3 variables that use the same scale with the same value labels in one table in SPSS V19 and have been unsuccessful. example: Q1. On a scale of 1 to 5 how satisfied are you with your ISP...
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    Question of Scales: which is better a 5, 7, 10, or 100?

    Question When conducting evaluations would using a 100 point scale be better than a 5, 7 or even 10 point scale? Background At the institution I am working at we are looking over student evaluations of instructors, the scales are based on 1-5, 5 being the best, 1 the worst. There are 5...
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    Construct measured with two items

    When I measure a construct with just two items (so two questions), can I just combine the results (take the average across the two questions), or do I first need to check if they have a high correlation? With a multi-item scale (e.g. 5 or 10 questions to measure a construct), we would check the...
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    Cognitive Dissonance about Likert Scale

    I am wondering if the typical format of the Likert Scale creates cognitive dissonance for survey respondents. The Likert Scale is bipolar (e.g. Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree) and typically has number coding (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Presumably the middle point (if there is one) indicates a...
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    Factor analysis - how to create a composite scale?

    Hi, I am doing a secondary analysis of the British Election study and am testing attitudinal variables (Likert scale) for their suitability in creating an attitudinal scale. I have selected 15 variables which I am testing for suitability for an Internationalism scale. Having run a “maximum...