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ERIC Number: ED571533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 11
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Adapting Scale for Children: A Practical Model for Researchers
Aydin, Selami; Harputlu, Leyla; Çelik, Seyda Savran; Ustuk, Özgehan; Güzel, Serhat; Genç, Deniz
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Contemporary Educational Research Congress (Mugla, Turkey, Sep 29-Oct 2, 2016)
Measurement of children's behaviors in an educational and research context is a problematic and complex area. It is also evident that adapting scales to measure children's behaviors in an educational and research context is a complex process due to several reasons. First, cultural elements constitute a considerable problem. Second, it is difficult to obtain reliable and valid data in various educational and research settings. Third, language can be a significant variable, as children may have a low proficient level of the target language. Thus, the current paper aims to report on developing a practical model for researchers who need to adapt scales from one language to another, when measuring children's behaviors in an educational and research context. The model consists of four steps: First, how scales should be translated from one language to another is clarified. Then, the paper focuses on simplification and moderation. Then, how the pilot study should be administered is explained. Finally, how to validate scales are mentioned. The study concludes that the model proposed may be beneficial for researchers who need to adapt scales for children that were designed for adult learners and in a different language. It is also concluded that reliability and validity of the data collected from children are strictly related to the steps listed in the study.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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