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ERIC Number: EJ1175506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1531-7714
Scale Pretesting
Howard, Matt C.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v23 n5 Apr 2018
Scale pretests analyze the suitability of individual scale items for further analysis, whether through judging their face validity, wording concerns, and/or other aspects. The current article reviews scale pretests, separated by qualitative and quantitative methods, in order to identify the differences, similarities, and even existence of the various pretests. This review highlights the best practices and objectives of each pretest, resulting in a guide for the ideal applications of each method. This is followed by a discussion of eight questions that can direct future research and practice regarding scale pretests. These questions highlight aspects of scale pretests that are still largely unknown, thereby posing a barrier to their successful application.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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