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ERIC Number: EJ564696
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0834-1516
Effects of a Neutral Answer Choice on the Reliability and Validity of Attitude and Opinion Items.
Dassa, Clement; Lambert, Jean; Blais, Regis; Potvin, Diane; Gauthier, Natalie
Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation/La Revue canadienne d'evaluation de programme, v12 n2 p61-80 Aut 1997
Whether a middle alternative in the response choices to a questionnaire influences the reliability and validity of survey responses was studied with 1,390 physicians, nurses, and midwives. Including a neutral option had little effect on overall reliability and validity, but allowed better coherence when items were considered globally. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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