ERIC Number: ED118645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Multiple Rank Order and Paired Comparison Forms of the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire. Research Report No. 49.
Rounds, James B., Jr.; Dawis, Rene V.
Two forms of the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ), the multiple rank order form and the paired comparison form, were compared in terms of psychometric characteristics and user reactions. The MIQ forms were randomly administered to 290 subjects on two different occasions resulting in a complete crossing of order-by-form. The results of analysis of variance of absolute differences between first and second administration scores for the order-by-form groups, correlated t-tests between first and second administration within groups, and the analysis of scale score stability and profile stability within and between groups, demonstrate that the level of scores and shape of the score profiles for the ranked form are similar to those of the paired form. Subjects' reactions to the two MIQ forms were found to differ, with two-thirds of the subjects preferring the ranked form. Further research exploring the comparability of the ranked form and paired form is proposed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Importance Questionnaire