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ERIC Number: ED259004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Type of Instructions on the Psychometric Properties of a Survey Instrument.
Rogers, Bruce G.
The purpose of this study was to determine how cognitive style instructions to respondents of a survey instrument affected the resulting psychometric properties of the scale. It was hypothesized that a group which is instructed to carefully respond will have a mean score further from the neutral point, a larger standard deviation, and a higher internal consistency, and will take more time in responding, than will a group which is instructed to immediately respond. Using an instrument designed to measure feelings about the manipulation of people in interpersonal situations, respondents were asked to either "carefully respond" or "immediately respond" to each item. The results suggested that neither the central tendency, dispersion, nor the reliability of the scores were strongly affected by type of directions. The amount of time spent in responding was only slightly affected. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A