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Written at a highly accessible level, Scale Development guides the reader through the identification of the latent variable, the generation of an item pool, the format of measurement and the optimization of the scale length. Background methods and theories are presented conceptually rather than mathematically so the reader can develop an intuitive grasp of the concepts.

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Scale Development: Theory and Applications by Robert F. DeVellis

Written at a highly accessible level, Scale Development guides the reader through the identification of the latent variable, the generation of an item pool, the format of measurement and the optimization of the scale length. Background methods and theories are presented conceptually rather than mathematically so the reader can develop an intuitive grasp of the concepts.

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"Some readers prefer computational illustration while others are more comfortable with verbal explanations. Robert DeVellis provides both."

* Family Medicine *

"Robert DeVellis has written a short primer on multi-item scales that will be of value to any researcher seeking to develop his or her own scale, to evaluate an existing scale, or just to understand more about scale development."

* Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science *

About Robert F. DeVellis


Prior to retiring in 2012, Robert F. DeVellis was Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, (Gillings School of Global Public Health) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. DeVellis has more than 35 years of experience in the measurement of psychological and social variables. He has been an active member of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) consortium, a multisite National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap initiative directed at identifying, modifying, testing, and disseminating outcome measures for use by NIH investigators. His role in PROMIS was as network-wide domain chair for Social Outcomes. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association's Division of Health Psychology (38), on the Arthritis Foundation's Clinical/Outcomes/Therapeutics Research Study Section, and on the Advisory Board of the Veterans Affairs Measurement Excellence Initiative. He is the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals and is an associate editor of Arthritis Care and Research. In addition, he has served as guest editor, guest associate editor, or reviewer for more than two dozen other journals. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator since the early 1980s on a series of research projects funded by the federal government and private foundations. He remains intellectually active in his editorial role and as a consultant on a variety of projects.

Table of Contents


Overview Understanding the `Latent Variable' Reliability Validity Guidelines in Scale Development Factor Analytic Strategies Measurement in the Broader Research Context

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GOR002135324
Scale Development: Theory and Applications by Robert F. DeVellis
Robert F. DeVellis
Applied Social Research Methods
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
1991-07-30
128
0803937768
9780803937765
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