ERIC Number: ED367704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Thurstone's Method of Paired Comparisons: Review of an Old but Still-Useful Measurement Protocol.
Allen, Melissa A.
Special problems confront the researcher measuring the attitudes of young children who cannot readily make cognitive judgments associated with conventional psychometric scales, such as Likert scales. One measurement strategy, called the method of paired comparisons, can overcome these difficulties. The method is explained in this paper. A small heuristic data set using 12 children is employed to make the discussion more concrete and understandable. Included are four tables and one figure. (Contains 11 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Paired Comparisons; Thurstone Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (San Antonio, TX, January 27-29, 1994).