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Title: Scaling of ratings: concepts and methods

Author: Brown, Thomas C.; Daniel, Terry C.

Date: 1990

Source: Res. Pap. RM-293. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 24 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: Rating scales provide an efficient and widely used means of recording judgments. This paper reviews scaling issues within the context of a psychometric model of the rating process, describes several methods of scaling rating data, and compares the methods in terms of the assumptions they require about the rating process and the information they provide about the underlying psychological dimension being assessed.

Keywords: Ratings, psychological scaling, measurement, judgment scaling model

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Brown, Thomas C.; Daniel, Terry C. 1990. Scaling of ratings: concepts and methods. Res. Pap. RM-293. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 24 p.

 


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