Survey Scales

Synthesizing the literature from the survey and measurement fields, this book explains how to develop closed-response survey scales that will accurately capture such constructs as attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors.

Author: Robert L. Johnson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462526969

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Synthesizing the literature from the survey and measurement fields, this book explains how to develop closed-response survey scales that will accurately capture such constructs as attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors. It provides guidelines to help applied researchers or graduate students review existing scales for possible adoption or adaptation in a study; create their own conceptual framework for a scale; write checklists, true-false variations, and Likert-style items; design response scales; examine validity and reliability; conduct a factor analysis; and document the instrument development and its technical quality. Advice is given on constructing tables and graphs to report survey scale results. Concepts and procedures are illustrated with "Not This/But This" examples from multiple disciplines. User-Friendly Features *End-of-chapter exercises with sample solutions, plus annotated suggestions for further reading. *"Not This/But This" examples of poorly written and strong survey items. *Chapter-opening overviews and within-chapter summaries. *Glossary of key concepts. *Appendix with examples of parametric and nonparametric procedures for group comparisons.
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Land Survey and Large scale Mapping in Sub Saharan Africa

FUNCTIONAL MAPPING SCALES IN TANZANIA Tanzania's survey and mapping
industry recognizes two sources of mapping scale namely , those of the Mapping
Branch and those of the Cadastral Branch . The mapping series of the ...

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Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9211314666

Category: Land settlement

Page: 134

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A Treatise on Mine surveying

PLOTTING THE SURVEY , Scales . - Plotting a survey consists in representing on
paper , to a smaller scale , the lines and angles determined on the ground . The
operation of drawing lines , the length of which shall be some fraction of that of ...

Author: Bennett Hooper Brough

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038775966

Category: Mine surveying

Page: 442

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Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey

The scales now adopted on the Ordnance Survey are :1. Towns , zoo , or 10:56
feet ( 126'72 inches ) to 1 mile . 2. Parishes , zoo , or 25.344 inches to 1 mile , in
which the English acre is represented by 1 square inch . 3. Counties , totoo , or 6
 ...

Author: Edward Charles Frome

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112068015368

Category: Military topography

Page: 277

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How to Analyze Survey Data

NUMERICAL ( INTERVAL AND RATIO ) SCALES When differences between
numbers have a meaning on a numerical scale , they are called numerical . Age
is a numerical variable , and so is weight and length of survival after diagnosis of
a ...

Author: Arlene Fink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803973861

Category: Medical

Page: 101

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Clear and concise, How to Analyze Survey Data begins with a basic overview demonstrating what statistics can do for surveys, describing measurement scales in detail and showing how to choose a method to analyze results. The book includes checklists and guidelines as well as practice exercises to enable the reader to monitor their progress. A discussion of regression, hypothesis testing, screening, and transforming data is also included.
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Handbook of Health Survey Methods

... coinvestigators who do not have a background in survey measurement in
discussions about scales and scale adoption. When selecting an instrument for
use, the first step is often the most difficult: trying to locate and identify existing
scales.

Author: Timothy P. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118594742

Category: Medical

Page: 840

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A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologies and practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of Health Survey Methods presents techniques necessary for confronting challenges that are specific to health survey research. The handbook guides readers through the development of sample designs, data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimed at gathering health information on general and targeted populations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design and Sampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveys of Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis. Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with an introduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts, theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally, each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources for additional study and reference. The Handbook of Health Survey Methods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified experts in academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specific methodologies for collecting data from special populations such as sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, and practitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research including developing physical health and mental health measures, collecting information on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials, collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, and linking health data to administrative and other external data sources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in the fields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference for academics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methods and analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a useful supplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses on survey methodology.
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Professional Paper United States Geological Survey

Geological Survey (U.S.). INTRODUCTION . the scales are certainly not less
characteristic In offering a treatment of Cretaceous fishes , than the leaves ; in fact
, the comparison is based principally on isolated or detached decidedly in favor
of ...

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001396444

Category: Geology

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A Treatise on Surveying

On the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey all the scales are expressed
fractionally and decimally. "The surveys are generally platted originally on a
scale of one to ten or twenty thousand, but in some instances the scale is larger
or ...

Author: William Mitchell Gillespie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068589152

Category: Surveying

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U S Geological Survey Professional Paper

TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYS AND MAPPING MAPPING ACCOMPLISHMENTS (
scale 1 : 62 , 500 ) compiled to obsolete ... of the Survey are given on page A198
. are being prepared and published by the Geological Series and scales Survey .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006888872

Category: Geology

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Basic Surveying

The essential difference between these surveys and the tape and offset surveys
described in Chapter 4 lies in the plotting scales used. Tape and offset survey
scales are typically 1:5000 to 1:500 and building survey scales 1:100 or 1:50.

Author: Raymond Paul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135139131

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

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The primary aim of this book is to provide a guide to current practice and equipment for non-specialist surveyors in the various professions involved in the construction industry and the environment. It is suitable for students preparing for degrees and diplomas in architecture, building, building surveying, quantity surveying, estate management and town planning and environmental studies. It is also of value to engineers who are not specialising in engineering surveying. This book has been thoroughly revised to include new topics such as OS digital mapping, standard deviation and standard error, global positioning systems, transition and vertical curves. Walter Whyte was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents and educated in Scotland. He worked on site and building surveys in Scotland. He worked on site and building surveys in Scotland, then on road survey and setting out in the North Nyanza and Uasin Gishu Provinces of Kenya, and as a road engineer in British Southern Cameroons and Northern Nigeria, De Montford University in the UK and latterly at City University, Hong Kong. Raymond E Paul has been professionally involved in surveying for over 40 years as a land and cartographical surveyor, senior lecturer and author. He has a wealth of practical experience and an awareness of the needs of the intended users of this book from all corners of the globe.
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A Treatise on Surveying Comprising the Theory and Practice

On the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey all the scales are expressed
fractionally and decimally . “ The surveys are generally platted originally on a
scale of one to ten or twenty thousand , but in some instances the scale is larger
or ...

Author: William Mitchell Gillespie

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433087559542

Category: Surveying

Page:

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STOP THAT and One Hundred Other Sleep Scales

STOP, THAT and One Hundred Other Sleep Scales, References 1. Wolfson, A. R.
, Carskadon, M. A. (1998). Sleep. Purpose The School Sleep Habits Survey is an
eight-page, 63-item questionnaire designed to assess the sleep/wake habits ...

Author: Azmeh Shahid

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441998934

Category: Medical

Page: 421

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There are at least four reasons why a sleep clinician should be familiar with rating scales that evaluate different facets of sleep. First, the use of scales facilitates a quick and accurate assessment of a complex clinical problem. In three or four minutes (the time to review ten standard scales), a clinician can come to a broad understanding of the patient in question. For example, a selection of scales might indicate that an individual is sleepy but not fatigued; lacking alertness with no insomnia; presenting with no symptoms of narcolepsy or restless legs but showing clear features of apnea; exhibiting depression and a history of significant alcohol problems. This information can be used to direct the consultation to those issues perceived as most relevant, and can even provide a springboard for explaining the benefits of certain treatment approaches or the potential corollaries of allowing the status quo to continue. Second, rating scales can provide a clinician with an enhanced vocabulary or language, improving his or her understanding of each patient. In the case of the sleep specialist, a scale can help him to distinguish fatigue from sleepiness in a patient, or elucidate the differences between sleepiness and alertness (which is not merely the inverse of the former). Sleep scales are developed by researchers and clinicians who have spent years in their field, carefully honing their preferred methods for assessing certain brain states or characteristic features of a condition. Thus, scales provide clinicians with a repertoire of questions, allowing them to draw upon the extensive experience of their colleagues when attempting to tease apart nuanced problems. Third, some scales are helpful for tracking a patient’s progress. A particular patient may not remember how alert he felt on a series of different stimulant medications. Scale assessments administered periodically over the course of treatment provide an objective record of the intervention, allowing the clinician to examine and possibly reassess her approach to the patient. Finally, for individuals conducting a double-blind crossover trial or a straightforward clinical practice audit, those who are interested in research will find that their own clinics become a source of great discovery. Scales provide standardized measures that allow colleagues across cities and countries to coordinate their practices. They enable the replication of previous studies and facilitate the organization and dissemination of new research in a way that is accessible and rapid. As the emphasis placed on evidence-based care grows, a clinician’s ability to assess his or her own practice and its relation to the wider medical community becomes invaluable. Scales make this kind of standardization possible, just as they enable the research efforts that help to formulate those standards. The majority of Rating Scales in Sleep and Sleep Disorders:100 Scales for Clinical Practice is devoted to briefly discussing individual scales. When possible, an example of the scale is provided so that readers may gain a sense of the instrument’s content. Groundbreaking and the first of its kind to conceptualize and organize the essential scales used in sleep medicine, Rating Scales in Sleep and Sleep Disorders:100 Scales for Clinical Practice is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and researchers interested in sleep disorders.
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Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey for the Formation of Geographical and Topographical Maps and Plans

This may occur in a wild country , where there is to be little chain surveying , and
where only a limited time is available . The A points can then only be obtained to
scale by laying down the base line and protracting the angles from it from ...

Author: Edward Charles Frome

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068076424

Category: Military topography

Page: 321

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Improving Survey Questions

All of the above have been used in numerous surveys . Andrews and Withey (
1976 ) did a systematic evaluation of different ways of measuring how people felt
. Their conclusion was that the Delighted to Terrible scale was the best in terms of
 ...

Author: Floyd J. Fowler, Jr.

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803945833

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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What is a good question? Although there are several potential sources for error in survey data, the validity of surveys is dependent upon the design of the question asked. This invaluable book shows how to word and format questions that will evoke the kind of answers for which they are designed and how to evaluate empirically survey questions. In addition, the book covers how to write good questions aimed at collecting information about objective facts and events, measuring subjective phenomena, some alternative methods for attacking common measurement problems, how to evaluate the extent to which questions are consistently understood and administered, and how to evaluate the data resulting from a set of questions.
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Wide Field Surveys in Cosmology

The Universe on Very Large Scales : A View from the Las Campanas Redshift
Survey Douglas L . Tucker ? , Huan Lin ? , Stephen Shectman3 1 Fermilab , MS
127 , P . O . Box 500 , Batavia , IL 60510 , USA . 2 Steward Observatory ,
University ...

Author: Stéphane Colombi

Publisher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières

ISBN: 2863322419

Category: Cosmic background radiation

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How To Conduct Organizational Surveys

Accordingly , great care should go into the writing of survey items . This chapter
focuses on writing individual survey items . In the next chapter , we discuss
various response formats and scales that respondents use to answer survey
questions ...

Author: Jack E. Edwards

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803955138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Organizations are increasingly turning to surveys to solve many business-related problems. This book provides those who want to plan organizational surveys with a step-by-step, `how-to' guide. The authors describe the issues that must be addressed at each step in the process, the advantages and disadvantages that result from many of the choices that must be made, and practical lessons learned from their years of experience in designing and conducting surveys.
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Health Measurement Scales

The effect of personalization on response rates and data quality in web surveys.
International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice, 8, 85
–99. Henley, J. (1976). Response rate to mail questionnaires with a return ...

Author: David L. Streiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191508332

Category: Medical

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Clinicians and those in health sciences are frequently called upon to measure subjective states such as attitudes, feelings, quality of life, educational achievement and aptitude, and learning style in their patients. This fifth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups to both develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing tools. Health Measurement Scales is the ultimate guide to developing and validating measurement scales that are to be used in the health sciences. The book covers how the individual items are developed; various biases that can affect responses (e.g. social desirability, yea-saying, framing); various response options; how to select the best items in the set; how to combine them into a scale; and finally how to determine the reliability and validity of the scale. It concludes with a discussion of ethical issues that may be encountered, and guidelines for reporting the results of the scale development process. Appendices include a comprehensive guide to finding existing scales, and a brief introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, making this book a must-read for any practitioner dealing with this kind of data.
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