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Scale Construction Talk Outline

  1. Concepts, Indicators, and Measurement
  2. Observed Scores, True Scores, and Error
  3. What's the difference between a scale and an index?
  4. Prominent scaling techniques in social research
  5. Forms of Validity in Measurement
  6. Forms of Reliability in Measurement
  7. Classical assumptions in Measuring Internal Consistency
  8. First approach to measuring internal consistency
  9. Running SPSS Reliability to compute alpha for the Economic Leftism Scale