ERIC Number: EJ582937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Validity Issues in the Likert and Thurstone Approaches to Attitude Measurement.
Roberts, James S.; Laughlin, James E.; Wedell, Douglas H.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v59 n2 p211-33 Apr 1999
Highlights the theoretical differences between the approaches of R. Likert (1932) and L. Thurstone (1928) to attitude measurement. Uses real and simulated data on attitudes toward abortion to illustrate that attitude researchers should pay more attention to the empirical-response characteristics of items on a Likert attitude questionnaire. (SLD)
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