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ERIC Number: EJ696446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
To Weight or Not to Weight: The Role of Domain Importance in Quality of Life Measurement
Hsieh, Chang-Ming
Social Indicators Research, v68 n2 p163 Sep 2004
Although there are problems associated with the practice of deriving weighted satisfaction scores by multiplying importance ratings and satisfaction ratings of life domains, these problems do not seem sufficient to justify the abandonment of incorporating domain importance weighting into quality of life (QOL) instruments. This paper shows that domain importance as a weighting mechanism in QOL instruments can be conceptually, psychometrically and empirically reasonable. Given the lack of conceptual or theoretical development regarding the role of domain importance in QoL instruments, it is important to focus our attention on how to weight.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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