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Scale Development
Theory and Applications

Fifth Edition


October 2021 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Scale Development: Theory and Applications, by Robert F. DeVellis and new co-author Carolyn T. Thorpe, demystifies measurement by emphasizing a logical rather than strictly mathematical understanding of concepts. The Fifth Edition includes a new chapter that lays out the key concepts that distinguish indices from scales, contrasts various types of indices, suggests approaches for developing them, reviews validity and reliability issues, and discusses in broad terms some analytic approaches. All chapters have been updated, and the book strikes a balance between including relevant topics and highlighting recent developments in measurement while retaining an accessible, user-friendly approach to the material covered.

 
Chapter 1. Overview
 
Chapter 2. Understanding the Latent Variable
 
Chapter 3. Scale Reliability
 
Chapter 4. Scale Validity
 
Chapter 5. Guidelines in Scale Development
 
Chapter 6. Factor Analysis
 
Chapter 7. The Index
 
Chapter 8. An Overview of Item Response Theory
 
Chapter 9. Measurement in the Broader Research Context
Key features
  • Presents technical concepts in a way that is more understandable for a readership in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Includes a new chapter that lays out the key concepts that distinguish indices from scales.
  • Strikes a balance between including relevant topics and highlighting recent developments in measurement while retaining an accessible, user-friendly approach to the material covered.

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ISBN: 9781544379340
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