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ERIC Number: ED124575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 6
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Using Magnitude Estimation Scaling to Compare Priorities.
Rasp, Alfred, Jr.
The use of magnitude estimation scaling (MES) was investigated to clarify educational priorities and to ascertain the commonality of desired educational outcomes in three Washington communities. One item from a set of 50 outcome statements was selected as the referent, and participants in several communities compared the remaining items to it, assigning a value to each item in terms of its relative importance. The field test supported the feasibility of MES for clarifying priorities. A wide range of geometric means and a clear ranking of items were obtained for decision-making purposes. The ordering of objective areas demonstrated commonality among the communities surveyed and with other studies. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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