ERIC Number: ED071235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Ordering-Theoretic Method to Determine Hierarchies Among Items. Research Report #23.
Bart, William M.; Krus, David J.
Presented is a measurement method derived from ordering theory in which hierarchies among items are determined by processing item response patterns according to rules of symbolic logic. The method, based upon a boolean algebraic framework, is said to provide an alternative to classical measurement methods which assume that the trait to be measured is linearly ordered and can be measured with a simple additive model. An example of data analysis by the ordering theory method is provided for a rating scale of guilt in socially embarrassing situations. It is suggested that learning hierarchies, item hierarchies, behavioral sequences, and cognitive stage theories could all be more carefully studied by the proposed method. (Author/GW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.