Norman Cliff, John A. Keats,"Ordinal Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences"
Lawrence Erlbaum | 2002-11-01 | ISBN: 0805820930 | PDF | 240 pages | 2.38mb
This book provides an alternative method for measuring individual differences in psychological, educational, and other behavioral sciences studies. It is based on the assumptions of ordinal as explained in Norman Cliff's 1996 Ordinal Methods for Behavioral The authors believe that some of the behavioral measurement models used today do not fit the data or are inherently self-contradictory. Applications of these models can therefore lead to unwarranted inferences regarding the status of the derived variables. These methods can also be difficult to apply, particularly in small-sample contexts without making additional, unrealistic assumptions. Ordinal methods more closely reflect the original data, are simple to apply, and can be used in samples of any size. The book's approach is in essence a return to simple empiricism in psychological measurement.