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ERIC Number: EJ1034035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Validity Evidence in Scale Development: The Application of Cross Validation and Classification-Sequencing Validation
Acar, Tu¨lin
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v14 n3 p973-976 2014
In literature, it has been observed that many enhanced criteria are limited by factor analysis techniques. Besides examinations of statistical structure and/or psychological structure, such validity studies as cross validation and classification-sequencing studies should be performed frequently. The purpose of this study is to examine cross validation and sequencing-classification validation at the same time with regard to two sub-samplings from an attitude scale concerning paranormal belief developed to guide researchers in interpreting its results. When the literature regarding scale development is taken into account, most of the scales have been developed in accordance with exploratory factor analysis. Even if the factor loads, model data conformity index, and the internal consistency reliability coefficients of the measuring devices are proper, the validity of the analysis should be examined through different methods. Parameter values which test as appropriate in the examined method may be found to be inappropriate or have different clues from other analyses. Therefore, the researcher's scale development should follow validity evidences through different methods.
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Language: English
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