ERIC Number: EJ812615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Rating Scale Instruments and Measurement
Cavanagh, Robert F.; Romanoski, Joseph T.
Learning Environments Research, v9 n3 p273-289 Oct 2006
The article examines theoretical issues associated with measurement in the human sciences and ensuring data from rating scale instruments are measures. An argument is made that using raw scores from rating scale instruments for subsequent arithmetic operations and applying linear statistics is less preferable than using measures. These theoretical matters are then illustrated by a report on the application of the Rasch Rating Scale Model in an investigation into elementary school classroom learning culture.
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Raw Scores, Psychometrics, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Classroom Environment, Evaluation Research, Elementary Schools, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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