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Designing and constructing instruments for social research and evaluation

Author: David Colton; Robert W Covert
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Written in easy-to-understand language, this important text provides a systematic and commonsense approach to developing instruments for data collection and analysis. This book can be used by both those who are developing instruments for the first time and those who want to hone their skills, including students, agency personnel, program managers, and researchers. This book provides a thorough presentation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Colton, David, 1948-
Designing and constructing instruments for social research and evaluation.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2007
(DLC) 2007026748
(OCoLC)152559964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Colton; Robert W Covert
ISBN: 9780787998080 0787998087
OCLC Number: 173661388
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 394 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Instruments and social inquiry --
Measurement --
Instrument construction, validity, and reliability --
Purposeful creativity : first steps in the development of an instrument --
Pretesting --
The structure and format of selection items --
Guidelines for writing selection items --
Selection items : alternative formats --
Supply items : open-ended questions --
Guidelines for constructing multi-item scales --
Organizing the instrument --
Administering the instrument --
Computers and instrument construction --
Managing the data and reporting the results.
Responsibility: David Colton and Robert W. Covert.

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