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Summated Rating Scale Construction: An Introduction (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) [Paperback]

Paul E. (Elliot) Spector
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21 Jan 1992 0803943415 978-0803943414
The goal for any social scientist doing a survey is to develop a rating on some attitude, value or opinion - a summated rating scale. Aimed at helping researchers construct more effective scales, Spector shows how to determine the number of items necessary, the appropriate amount of response categories and the most productive wording of items, how to sort good items from bad (including item-remainder coefficients and Cronbach's alpha) and how to validate a scale, including dimensional validity from factor analysis. Written in a user-friendly manner, the book concludes with a step-by-step account of how to develop a summated rating scale based on classical test theory.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (21 Jan 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803943415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803943414
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 991,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paul E. Spector is a distinguished professor of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology and I/O doctoral program director at the University of South Florida. He is also director of the NIOSH funded Sunshine Education and Research Center's Occupational Health Psychology doctoral program. He is the Associate Editor for Point/Counterpoint for Journal of Organizational Behavior, Associate Editor for Work & Stress, and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Resources Management Review.

He has research interests in both content and research methodology. His content research concerns occupational health and safety, including injuries, stress and workplace violence. His methodology interests involve the connections among measurement, statistics, and inference. He has published four books with SAGE: Job Satisfaction: Applications, Assessment, Causes and Consequences, Research Designs, SAS 8 Programming for Researchers and Social Scientists, and Summated Rating Scale Construction.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Jun 2013
By Will
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I bought this book to guide me in constructing a scale for my psychology PhD. The book content was really helpful and I like how lightweight it is (easy to carry round!)

The price is higher than I would have expected to pay, hence my rating of 4 not 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful 10 Mar 2013
Dry but to the point. You need to be reasonably au fait with statistics to read it. But if you are not you can still get a lot from it. Like all this Sage series it is no frills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good monograph on scale development 23 April 2002
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This small little book succintly lay out the essential procedures to scale development. Clearly written and very focused, it has cleared my doubts in summated rating scale development! Thanks Dr. Spector.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summated Rating Scale Construction : An Introduction (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) 12 Sep 2005
By Thomas R. Payton - Published on
I purchased this book to assist me with construcing an inventory for a project connected to my Master's Thesis. This book is an excellent guide for taking the reader through in a step by step fashion to construct effective Summated or Likert Scales. I would highly recommend this to any student or professional. It is also published by Sage Publications who has a well established reputation for their academic and scholarly publications.

Tom Payton
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5.0 out of 5 stars So clear, so easy. Great starting point. 20 Dec 2008
By Roland B. Stark - Published on
A friendly, focused guide to constructing quality survey items and then distilling them into a scale that will convey more reliable, condensed information. Very clear in introducing key concepts involving correlation, internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha), and factor analysis. I frequently reread this book during my first two or three years of survey work.
4.0 out of 5 stars I APRECIATE VERY MUCH THE CONTENTS 7 May 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars To begin in the right direction 14 July 2012
By Juan Antonio Aguirre - Published on
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Scale construction are a social scientist hurdle and this little contribution by Spector is a definite good guide. Summated Rating Scales can be a problem but Spector puts the reader in the right direction.One more for Sage, we buy regularly the material in this Series and this was one right decisiom.

Juan A Aguirre.
Costa Rica.
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